Forcast for the weekend was hot and a slight possibility of a thunder shower. Instead we had 2 days of non stop rain. No rain in California huh? Think I will head there next yr.
Well, actually the dogs are not the problem as the pups only weighed 3 lb each, and they fit in a kennel easily. So did their two 6 lb parents. They all spent time in the camper in their kennels when raining hard. I lowered the side table into a couch and the dogs stayed there in their kennels. Everything is covered, as I want my camper clean. Those pups never even got on the floor of the camper. The pups are not allowed in there unless crated or held. It took me an extra 15 minutes to do them. It was the other stuff and packing that took the time.
My floor is covered with a plastic runner and a carpet runner to protect my origional Casita carpet. I want to keep my camper nice.
I have recently decided to quit running in and out of my camper a zillion times a meal getting another plate, another cup, pan or whatever if you know what I mean. So I got a big plastic tote with wheels on it and I pack all the pots, pans, dishes and silverware in it. Then I have a smaller clear tote that I put paper products in, like paper plates, plastic silverware, etc. I put those totes on two tables right next to the camper door, so the ants don't crawl on the totes (because when I leave the campground for home I do not want ants in the camper). I keep the totes outside so everything will be handy. I also brought a card table this trip to set odds and ends on . I do not cook inside the camper but use a propane
cook stove outside for cooking.
The problem started when we had to pack to go home. It was raining really hard and forcast was for all day rain. My cheap canopy had blown down and even tho everything was next to the camper it was soaked. I had to pack everything away into the camper including my screen tent that was dripping wet. No sence in trying to pack it into anything as it was pouring outside.
WHen I headed for homeThe floor was full, with two totes, 3 tables, a grill, tool box, step, etc.
In the SUV for this trip,I carried three coolers, two dog kennels, and the x pens.
If I had put the wet stuff into the back of the SUV the carpet would have been soaked. I choose to soak the bedding instead as it had a plastic lining above the cushions.
The rugs as I go into the camper are dripping wet (yep, dripping). I have a plastic runner to protect the casita
carpet and a rug over that. All are wet.
Tonight I have fantastic fan running, and everything on line outside hoping it will dry tomorrow.
This is what I usually always pack. I would assume everyone does have this type of stuff also to pack up when leaving a campground. In the rain it took me about three hours from start to finish. I really thought I could do all this in less than an hour.
I won't be heading out tomorrow as I am still drying things out and washing bedding. Maybe I can take off again on Wednesday. I sold two of the pups today, so will have less puppies going next trip.
I am really wondering HOW LONG IT TAKES EVERYONE ELSE TO PACK UP, START TO FINISH.