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Old 02-12-2015, 12:15 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Tunce the traveler View Post
I go to a nudist park so don't have to make any trips.
Is it any wonder why I can't sleep ?

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Old 02-12-2015, 06:23 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Plowtoy View Post
I use laundry baskets to move everything from the house. It takes a few trips, but it has always worked for us. Dry goods in one trip, refridgerated goods in another, freezer goods in another, cloths in another and maybe 2 or 3 trips for shoes (the wife has something for shoes)
x2. Most of what gets loaded goes in the bed of the truck. Pretty much just clothes and food in the TT. I use a checklist to prevent leaving anything behind.

When finished, we nest the laundry baskets and put them in front of the bed for use as a clothes hamper.

...and what is it about wives and shoes?

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Old 02-12-2015, 07:44 AM   #13
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Just little old me. I also use a laundry basket to move things. Just consider it e Tra exercise. LOL But our motorhome is very close, don't have to walk more than 45' back and forth. That is a plus.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:00 AM   #14
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I hear ya! Typically I'm the one that gets off work early and gets our TT ready and loaded. We try to set everything out the night before but I still am exhausted after making 20 trips between the house and TT (parked at the curb since our driveway is small). I like the collapsible wagon idea.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:55 AM   #15
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DW just uses me. Although she really likes telling the story of when I forgot my underwear!
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:17 AM   #16
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DW just uses me. Although she really likes telling the story of when I forgot my underwear!
I keep an extra set in the camper just for this eventuality. In fact, I keep an entire outfit in the trailer; underwear, socks, t-shirt, sweat shirt, jeans and shoes. I have a paralyzing fear of forgetting my clothes (it's silly, I know).

Anyway, as to the original point: Since our trailer lives in storage with no power, we cannot keep consumables in there. So we use those reusable cloth grocery bags. We have one that lives on the coat closet right by the back door, that's where we put things we don't want to forget next time we have the trailer. I can carry at least 4 of them in one trip if I need to.

We make a meal plan ahead of time that includes a "grocery list" and a "from home" list. When we're buying groceries, we make a special trip to the store just to stock up for our trip; those groceries don't go in the house, they go straight from the car into the camper. We bring the trailer home from storage a week before we leave to cool the fridge down (we have 50A plug at home) and conduct any maintenance or repairs that need to be done.

The rest of the food that comes from our house is on a separate list. DW and I gather in the kitchen, assemble all the things we're bringing from the kitchen, load it all in those cloth bags, and shuttle them out to the trailer. Usually it's only one trip. Our clothes and toiletries are another trip. Truthfully, I'm happy to go out to the trailer for any reason, so I don't mind making more trips.

We have laminated lists that we've made up based on past experience that include things we know we are likely to forget. Between this and having a written meal plan, and grocery lists, we haven't forgotten anything in a long time. All lists get reviewed prior to departure while the truck is hooked up and running (we have a laminated list for towing, setup and teardown as well).

When we get home, all the consumables go back into cloth bags and get shuttled into the house, all the laundry is in a "barracks bag" to go in the laundry room for cleaning, and our toiletries are in travel bags and go back into the bathroom for re-stocking so they're ready for next time.

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Old 02-12-2015, 08:42 PM   #17
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I bring the trailer close to the front door of our bungalow and start loading things in a box and start putting things away. I don't have s problem with doing that.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:17 AM   #18
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Sense I store the trailer at a storage yard, I take everything out on the day, I am Leaving.
I will put everything except the food in the trailer,( cooler) until I get to where I am going.
Will stop at a store to get what every I have forgotten from home.
I cannot even get the dog(buddy) to carry anything in for me.
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Originally Posted by annie oakly View Post
I cannot even get the dog(buddy) to carry anything in for me.
And sometimes do you even need to carry Buddy?
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:22 AM   #20
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We use silicone bread molds to make blocks of ice beforehand. The huge blocks last the whole weekend and then some. We use laundry baskets to carry most everything to the camper. Its not far, right next to the house.

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