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Old 06-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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What do you do when you return from a trip?

Many people say that they really like having a camper because it is always setup for travel.

When I get home I strip Mouse of everything that moves! Then I clean her completely. Then I do any projects/repairs that I want and clean her again.

What do you do between trips?
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
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When I get home, I unhitch, take out the dirty laundry, remove foodstuffs.

Cleaning and etc waits until "just before" the next trip

After spending a couple (or a few) days & nights in it - want nothing to do with it for a while
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #4
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I wipe counters, etc down before I leave the park and make sure all my dishes are washed and put in the cupboards. When I get home, all the food, and anythign needing washing (clothes, towels, etc) goes into the house. Porta potty gets emptied, and rinsed out to sit by the trailer and dry. Its a fairly painless process for me.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #5
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After spending a couple (or a few) days & nights in it - want nothing to do with it for a while.
I admire people who spend more than a couple weeks in a 10x6 foot fiberglass egg!

I really like camping in Mouse, but in a trailer this size it is camping not living and I am really happy to be home!

That said, I am looking forward to going out again next week for a few nights on the California coast!
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:31 PM   #7
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I set it up in "camp driveway" and spend time in it here ! It's where I'm sitting right now.....just me and the dog and cable TV and wireless internet !

Actually, I do pretty much go over it with a fine tooth comb and attend to anything that needs attention, and of course a full on cleaning, inside and out. But then I love to tinker with things, so it's another hobby to keep me off the streets and out of trouble.
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I wipe counters, etc down before I leave the park and make sure all my dishes are washed and put in the cupboards. When I get home, all the food, and anythign needing washing (clothes, towels, etc) goes into the house. Porta potty gets emptied, and rinsed out to sit by the trailer and dry. Its a fairly painless process for me.
Same thing. On top of that;
We try to remove things that we decide are useless and make a note of things that we (think) need. Than, we plan the next outing and scout for things that we (think) we will use and drop them off in the trailer along with the things we forgot the last time. There are always things that we didn't need on a trip but we know we will use on one of the next trips. These can stay. Things that we "maybe may use" we try to keep out until we know that the time to use them is the very next trip. It helps to keep the weight down.
Also, after each trip, we consider various possible modifications / alterations. For example, we got a fair bit of rain the night before we were leaving Pinery Provincial Park. Outside mat got rolled up wet and full of sand. It normally rides just rolled up and laying on the floor of the trailer. That meant extra cleaning after we came back and it all dried up... Solution? A $25 storage tube that holds the mat, 2 poles and canopy tarp and sits between the trailer body and the tongue box. But I digress; Bottom line is;
After coming back from a trip, we clean up and plan the next one
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When I get home, I unhitch, take out the dirty laundry, remove foodstuffs.

Cleaning and etc waits until "just before" the next trip
Exactly what I do. And cleaning the PortaPotty is an easier task if you wait longer as the waste breaks down and becomes less noxious.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #10
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Most of my camping is in summertime, which is when I have the time off. I take out most food/drink items, as well as anything else that doesn't handle heat well (temps in 90s+), and my kit bag, dirty laundry, and most of the clean clothes too.

Then I collapse for a while.

Oh, uh... clean up? What's that??
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like pam, we remove perishables, dirty laundry etc and if we used the portapottie, we'll dump it....but we rarely use it.
we put the back feet down, open the window with the maxx air rain vent and plug the electric extension cord in. job done.
in fact, we just got home from a weekend up at our lot. from the moment we backed it into the driveway to the time when we sat in front of a hot cup of tea was exactly 13 minutes. everything is done except for the load of laundry for tomorrow.

the best way, to us, to totally lose the benefit of a relaxing weekend is to have to fuss too much upon arriving home.
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Wish I could remember to either disconnect the battery or plug the trailer in.

I seem to be keeping Interstate Batteries in business all by myself!
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Oh, uh... clean up? What's that??
Well, this is the thing that happens, in the middle of the night, when still half asleep, you step out of the trailer only to realize that you are in a T-shirt in the middle of the pouring rain. Now, only partially awake, do whatever you had to do stepping out, figuring out that you can't get any wetter anyway. Than, awake a bit more, you step back to the trailer and try very hard not to get awake any more but... that requires removing the wet T-shirt and whatever else is wet... Naturally, there is no good place to put that wet stuff into so... you throw it on the floor. Through the sleeper mind, you realize that now the floor is wet and that there is some sort of a wet rag on the floor. You put one foot on the rag (T-shirt) and make couple swirling motions to wipe the floor. Your mind goes back to a deeper sleep and you go back to bad hardly remembering that you in fact cleaned the floor in the middle of the night...
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Hi: Mouse... What do you do between trips? CUT THE GRASS and dream destinations!!!
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