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Old 04-24-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Time needed to set up camp?

I am curious, how long does it take you all to set up 'camp' when you arrive at your destination?

I mean once you find your campsite, how long does it take until you are sitting down and enjoying your time?
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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Half an hour for me.

All I have to do is disconnect and level my trailer.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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That all depends. Sometimes I declare setup complete when I shift into park on the tow vehicle. Other times it might take 1/2 hour to level the trailer just right, disconnect the trailer from the tow vehicle and connect all utilities.

Sitting down and enjoying my time begins when I pull out of the driveway 8-)

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Old 04-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #4
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That's good to hear. I am hoping an egg will help cut down on our time it takes to set up camp.

Tent camping is just not as fun as it once was now that we have two young kids. I want to get back to it being more fun! Plus we are wanting to travel long distances with less time setting up and tearing down camp.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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If it is pouring rain, I arrive, shut off the engine, run back to the trailer, dive in and slam the door. I'm now set up.

If it is a nice day and I am gonna be staying a while I will level & block the trailer (and this is usually a very short process, but some campsites are just NOT as level as we'd like). If the site is very unlevel, we need to put leveling blocks/boards under one side or the other, repark, etc. Once the trailer is level side-to-side, it is just a matter of chocking the wheels, unhitching, setting the nose-to-tail level with the tongue jack and setting the corner jacks to HOLD it level.

Plug in to the power and open a beer

Even in a worst case - 20 min.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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We sometimes travel with a couple who tent camp. We arrive at the campground at the same time, I usually get set up and have two beers before they get set up. I gave up on them when moving in the morning I'm on the road at least an hour before they leave the campsite.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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Varies for us, if it's for one or two nights, just unhook, put the corner jacks down & level the trailer. For a little longer stay we have a Northern Breeze screen house we set up, and if there's shore power & cable TV there's a few minutes more for the wires and set up the TV, or if shore power but no cable then put up the antenna. Then get chairs, coolers, and camp stove out [ we don't cook inside]. And for a real long stay when we have a canopy to go over the trailer. So set up can be 20 minutes to an hour. Almost forgot, unload the bikes, and in some cases unload kayaks! Bob
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:54 PM   #8
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I can remember the early camping day with 2 kids and we set up and took down each day as we were on a long trip.
Now park, level,set up lawn chairs and open the bar!!

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Old 04-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #9
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Also depends on if your awning is cooperating, lol!
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:07 PM   #10
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15 minutes! It's just me, so unhook, level, hook up water and elec, bring out chair-I'm done! Now, when there was 6 of us, and a tent trailer-about an hour.

I like the 15 minutes(but wouldn't mind sharing it w/someone, but, alas, not happening). Lost my wife 6 years ago.
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Aw darn! One less tent-camper to watch setting up after we are finished setting up and are sitting enjoying our glass of wine while we watch the tent-campers and pop-up campers setting up.


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Old 04-24-2012, 05:17 PM   #12
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Hmmmm....
4got about the awning - not used to having one - just got it installed and never had one before on anything. (But then again, we have also never spent any time at or near the trailer either!) This weekend @ the NOG is gonna our first time "camping" as opposed to our usual use for a trailer
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #13
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Aw darn! One less tent-camper to watch setting up after we are finished setting up and are sitting enjoying our glass of wine while we watch the tent-campers and pop-up campers setting up.


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Ha

I have watched you set that thing up and now I will be timing you next time!
Since I have nothing better to do,well maybe document the setup too?
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Somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes, maybe less. Put the trailer where I want it. Go through a simple leveling procedure ( which includes unhooking), light the fridge. Done.
Time to drag the chairs out of the truck and relax.

Procedure.
Put the trailer in a nice place.
Get out the BAL leveler and level side to side.
Unhook trailer completely
Lower the front below level.
Deploy stabilizers (at the rear)
Crank tongue jack up to level.
Turn on propane
Light fridge.

Enjoy.
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