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Old 09-19-2016, 09:21 PM   #51
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Whew. Your list wore me out just reading it. We're in a Pop-Up and, like others have said, I don't sweat set-up. Camping on the weekend is my mental health therapy. I'm not about to stress over 30-45 minutes to set up camp.

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Old 09-19-2016, 09:48 PM   #52
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10 minutes for us usually. It's like watching a Nascar pit crew. Everybody has their job. Pretty much from the time it's in place to awning out, chairs set up, grill, stove and anything else, 10 minutes. Kids have grown up with it from birth until now, so they know everything there is to know about RV's and setting up, at least the older 2. Don't really have to tell anybody to do anything, they just do it.

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Old 09-20-2016, 03:37 PM   #53
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Usually 15 minutes - back in by the sewer and power. 3-5 minutes.
Set the levers to auto. 3 minutes
Plug in the 50 amp power. 3 minutes
Tie into the water supply. filter and water hose/ 5 - 8 minutes.
tie in the sewer hose. 3- 5 min.
Get back in the rig('14 Precept) crank out the 3 slides. 3- 5 minutes.
Call it good and crack a Coors Lite. 1st on 3 minutes second ....
so in total approx. -25- 30 minutes (as a function of thirst)
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:02 AM   #54
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I've never really timed it, but I know I don't spend any time with hook ups or tuning in TV channels. There aren't any, and no cell phone service either. Truly relaxing, so no since getting worked up over setting up. Certain areas take a little more time to get leveled up than others, but it's all part of it.


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Old 09-21-2016, 05:37 PM   #55
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Less than a half hour. Once it leaves the house until it's back in the spot we keep it in it's all time well spent anyway. Beats a hotel ANY time folks! We love our home away from home.
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:34 PM   #56
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Between 5 and 20 minutes.

When we take the trailer out we take long trips rather than short weekend ones, so most nights we stay for just a few hours in a nice pull through spot at a campground close to the highway and get on the move early the next morning to reach our destination. Those days I don't disconnect from my truck and sometimes won't even lower stabilizer jacks depending on how early we're leaving and how quiet I want to be... one day on our 4500 mile round trip we pulled into the campground at 6pm and left at 3am... I didn't do a darn thing other than hook up my water hose and dump the tanks and then had everything packed up by bed time.

If we're staying awhile, my wife helps me back in and/or pull up onto level blocks. She then takes the dogs and cooler in from the truck (we tow with fridge/propane off) and gets our dinner going.

First thing I do is plug in, she cranks the air conditioning and gets the fridge turned on. I get the table set up (I have to lift the table while she puts the legs in.) I open the propane tanks, unhitch from the truck, level front to back, use my drill gun to lower the stabilizer jacks, hook up the water hose, sewer hose, and lastly the cable if available.

If it's not too buggy or humid and we plan to sit outside I'll drag out the chairs, folding table, and mat.

That's about it.
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:07 PM   #57
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I am usually fully set up within 15 minutes including levelling.😄
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:13 PM   #58
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This is our first travel trailer, two pop ups in the beginning after 20 years of tents. Had to go pop up after the last disastrous tent camping we did. Whew. This second time with the new TT we dropped in the dark and set up within 15. But for some reason hitching up? It seems the hitch gives us the darndest time. Need to talk to someone about this. Sigh. Otherwise, easy to say love being able to drop and relax. Especially in the dark.

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