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Old 07-21-2015, 01:19 PM   #29
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Shoes are one item that eats space. Regular, dress, sandals, 1 each. Maybe a pair of somewhat casual dress shoes or nice sneakers as spare shoes. Red Lobster dressy not night on the town. Depending on shoe size that takes up a fair amount of space. Only have two feet can't imagine needing more than these.

I believe it was Norm that posted what I though was an excellent suggestion on outer wear storage. In the tow vehicle. Parka's, ponchos, sweat shirts are not taking up living space and are available if needed when out site seeing or shopping. Stop on the shore for a walk and you might find the breeze warrants a parka. Having it with rather than back at the camper is a win/win.

Hanging clothes use the most space, many of these can be rolled to avoid wrinkles. Underwear & sock supply determine laundry cycle. I can wear a pair of jeans into the shower to wash then remove. Same with a shirt which is pretty easy to do in a pail.

I think what works is having a routine and a place for everything that works out for accessibility and convenience. Which brings me to the SO of your dreams - if they are already full timing or close to it they will have a routine and how they like things arranged. There is no fury like a DW that can't find where you put her bathroom kit. Or DH who wonders where might the flashlight be other than where it belongs?

Start with moderate length stays someplace local, either pack the very least amount you think you can get away with and add what you find you are missing or the much harder (but more common) start with all the stuff you think you need and get rid of the crud you find you don't use. If you can go a week you can probably add 7 pairs of underwear & socks and go two weeks by rinsing a couple of shirts or pants.
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:45 PM   #30
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In Scamps if you have a side bathroom, 4 pairs of adult shoes slide under the bathroom door and stick out about only an inch.
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:52 PM   #31
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Quote from Gilda worth repeating:

"The Scamp bed is at 43 1/2" x 76" is called a 3/4 full bed. A regular twin bed is 39" x 76". To say it's "cozy" is an understatement. Strangely, we sleep BETTER in the Scamp than at home in our queen size bed!"

Ginny and I feel exactly the same way. Our queen at home feels like we're each sleeping alone. We definitely sleep better in the Scamp. The 'others' we know think we're crazy, we just smile.

The 'motel times' where we have had kings are decidedly 'emotionally' uncomfortable.

The Scamp bed reminds me of younger days.

I know it's not for everyone.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:25 PM   #32
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Yeah, I was looking at the bed sizes as well. I am 5'9" so anything over 70in for length is probably fine, but I sleep on my stomach and pull one leg up so the width is a larger consideration.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:02 PM   #33
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Don't forget - you can take the rear seats out of your TV and that provides an huge amount of storage space.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:19 PM   #34
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Agreed Dextersp1... researching the "right" TW is a whole other task, haha.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:54 AM   #35
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I just packed enough clothing for four people, for nine days, into our Scamp 13 closet. Two kids, two adults. This translates to 40 shirts, 36 pairs of shorts, 4 pairs of long pants 12 pairs of pajamas and all of the underthings, socks and bathing suits. We keep our shoes under the third row seat (in the down position) in our Toyota Highlander. Each person wears a pair (usually flip flops or slides for car comfort) then we store a pair of Keen water shoes and hiking boots. I like having them in the car so if we stop and want to hike or play in the water, they are readily available, instead of potentially back at the campsite. We keep our jackets in day packs in the car as well. My only concern about packing so many clothes into the closet, was the sheer amount of weight of the clothing on one side.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:36 AM   #36
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My DH and I keep one pair of shoes in the trailer and tuck them under the toe kick place under the sink/stove cabinet. Other shoes are kept in the TV, a sedan. I've often thought of putting a plastic kitty carry-box (not for kitty litter) behind the front passenger seat on the floor to hold shoes to keep them from getting crushed. I would take off the door for easy access. I'll let you know how it works.
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:53 PM   #37
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The best advice I have seen is to buy your third RV first!

While that's obviously a bit of a gag line, it does relate to the fact that you will essentially learn the most by "doing". Mrs. Civilguy and I have been trailering and learning in a teardrop trailer. We are still on the steep portion of the learning curve, but are quickly learning what works well and what not so well for us. It's very personal.

As an example, the teardrop we purchased came with a small microwave. We had zero interest and I considered pulling it out so that we could use the cabinet space for "something important". Then it rapidly emerged that it's very difficult to make and keep coffee hot under "field-conditions". So now, as we plan our future trailer, a microwave has come to be a "must"!

In fact, we bought the small trailer initially so that we could "try" trailering without having to buy a new tow vehicle more substantial than my old Passat 4-motion wagon. The bug has bit us hard. At present, we are already considering a small fiberglass as an interim trade-up for the teardrop. And also converting a 7x16 cargo-trailer to serve as our "third and ultimate RV".

And we'll probably be just as surprised as anyone to see what actually does happen from here forward.

While I do tend to read all that I can, and am grateful for the forums and many of the YouTube videos, there's a lot to be said for just plain doing. Eventually you will find what works best for you.

Then that special someone will come into your life and you'll ending up changing it all anyway.
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:22 PM   #38
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(clip) "As an example, the teardrop we purchased came with a small microwave. We had zero interest and I considered pulling it out so that we could use the cabinet space for "something important". Then it rapidly emerged that it's very difficult to make and keep coffee hot under "field-conditions". So now, as we plan our future trailer, a microwave has come to be a "must"! "



We just invented the camp stove to make coffee on and keep it hot, and it doesn't even require a 120VAC outlet. And it even does a fair job with old-fashion popcorn.
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As a former backpacker, I know I can go long stretches of time with cold food and very basic stuff, the camper's stove will be more for the future significant other. Haha.
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Ya, but a cup of cold coffee, while hiking at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in the morning, just doesn't cut it... LOL
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We just invented the camp stove to make coffee on and keep it hot, and it doesn't even require a 120VAC outlet. And it even does a fair job with old-fashion popcorn.
Making coffee using an REI silicon collapsable coffee cone, dripping into a large thermos also works real well at keeping coffee warm without the need for a microwave.

Although I admit my next trailer is going to have a microwave but for other uses.
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As far as outfits go, I have about 5 days worth of casual clothing and 2 nicer outfits (which consist of button down shirts and jeans). I have found boots to be extremely annoying in terms of storage, so I got rid of those and now have 1 pair of slip-on hiking shoes that look kind of like loafers and 1 pair of flip flops.

Don't even get me started on coffee, lol, I'm a freak! Essentially, I use a Kalita Wave Stainless steel dripper OR my Aerobie Aeropress, depending on what I'm in the mood for and how I feel. I grind fresh beans with my Porlex mini grinder and I heat my water in a Hario Buono Kettle, using a gas flame. I brew straight into my Snow Peak dual walled mug and then I take a walk.
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