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Kayteg1

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Posted: 03/30/22 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:


Your choice.

Again, not for everyone.
When parking with 9000 lb and long camper in the city is not practical, you can't leave the dogs in camper park on the street on hot day.
You have to leave it on campground with AC running.





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Posted: 03/30/22 05:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Still, your choice.


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stevenal wrote:

Two campers over 24 years, and we've removed it exactly once; to drive the Monument Valley loop without shaking up the beer. Why unpack the camper to pack for the day trip, when everything we might need is already snug in its place? Food, clothing, water, bed (strictly for napping [emoticon]), first aid kit, dog gear, swim suits, etc..

And when the boat goes along, launching with the camper on gets easy with practice.



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A major consideration I have for wanting to remove a slide in camper at a camp spot is that the dispersed boondocking spots we use are first come first serve, use it or lose it situations. If I didn't have a camp set up, the spot could appear available and be taken when I tried to come back to it. I have "reserved" a spot earlier in a week by pitching a tent there and I suppose that could be option for claiming my spot while in use but unattended as well. But my experience is you need to claim your spot during your entire stay or don't expect it to still be there if you left it empty.


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I did this fairly regularly for a long time when camping in one spot for several days as the truck got used to launch any boats that were brought along or used for driving around the area without needing to drag the house along.

These days, though, I'm starting to lean more towards using the camper and truck as a modular motorhome option and look into getting a small late 70s-early 80s mini-pickup to use as a towed(toad) for doing the run around work and also to double as the gear trailer (I'm shopping for one)


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I've offloaded it in campsites several times. It depended on how long we were staying, whether we wanted to use the truck, and how level and solid the ground.

When off the truck, most campers are easier to get in and out of.

I will say loading and unloading on firm, level ground is much easier than on a slope.


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