We try to get away in the RV two or three times a month during the summer. Usually these are over-night stays at nearby areass (Corps of Engineers, BLM, Bureau of Recreation, State Parks, etc.). It generally takes us about 2 hours to get the RV checked out, started, moved out of where we keep it plugged in to 50-A service behind our workshop over to the house, and loaded. Usually, on these quick trips, we only take bicycles so we load them onto the hitch-mounted bike rack.
If we were going for a week (or for the winter) it would take longer. But quick trips teach you what not to leave behind for the longer ones.
Preparations to go to New Orleans for the week are just about complete. Preparations include a day to fix observed and potential mechanical problems and to cool down the unit. A day to shop and stock the unit with foodstuffs, and place RV clothing, meds, and stuff. A day to gas up, hook up the toad, clean the windshields, and check stowage.
With that I am able to get a 800 am departure.
I seriously dislike last minute rushing to finish preparations. Wether it is for a week or a month I would take the same time. For a six month trip next year, I might invest 5-6 days.
Is this typical
We're getting ready to head out as well. Took a day for mechanicals, another day to wash, clean the roof, get the inside ready. Cooling the refr and last minute stuff today. We'll load it Saturday, check fluids, tire pressure, etc and head out Sunday.
We have also been known, as others have, to decide to go and be gone in 2 - 3 hours.
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