How long does it take you to set up ?

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  1. gordoncbrown

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    Arrived on site last night about 18:40. On pitch,ehu, tv aerial,silver screen on, tea in oven and wine open before 18:50. Today, watched a tugger pull up. After an hour they got in their car and headed off. They have ehu, water,waste but after several attempts to level they are still at quite an angle. I did gesture that I could assist but it was declined. Couple of hours ago a MH turns up, pulls on to the pitch behind us. They are still faffing about. First they did ehu, then after 30 minutes decided to level off, then he got out a long hose only to find it was about 6 feet short of the tap. So they started again. Disconnect everything, drove to the service point. They have returned now and driven on to the pitch the other way so they are starting to level off again................... Makes it look like hard work.........
     
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    plug in the ehu open the fridge get out the booze job done :Rofl1:
     
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    takes me ages.:Doh:

    just get started then theres always someone coming over for a natter. :RollEyes:
     
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    well i suppose if we were all perfect ,it would be a boring old world:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    It never ceases to amaze me how some motorhomers make the job last so long.
    Us, like you, spend minutes and then relax and enjoy. If it wasn't for the people like your neighbour we wouldn't have a cabaret. I have always assumed these people who take ages in a motorhome are ex caravanners who cannot accept it only takes a few minutes.
    I hope you enjoy your stay. We are blocked in with snow where I live on top of te hills near Durham.
    Wilf
     
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  6. jeepmadmike

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    If its not raining! plug in the EHU sit in van and giggle at tuggers and canvas erectors

    If its really not level stick the ramps on the floor at suitable spacings and drive on....

    Usually takes longer for some people to reverse into the space!
     
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    Plug EHU in. Done. I never ever bother to level.

    The only job I need to do if on a site is take the computer keyboard out of the cupboard and plug it in and stick the directional wifi antenna to the outside of the van.

    As a fulltimer I always fill up with water before leaving a site. I know it sounds odd to be driving with a full water tank but finding the water cut off at your destination is a lot more of a nuisance than losing .05mpg... Because of this when I get to a new pitch I am already full water, gas etc. Tanks and toilet get emptied at every opportunity and are usually empty before i get to a site.

    So literally just park, EHU cable and site down.
     
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    Love your dog.
     
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  9. maz

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    But perhaps they are newbies on their first time out? Funsters of the future? :Smile:
     
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    Same as you about 10 mins , then feet up cold beer .
     
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  11. magicsurfbus

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    Level up (if required)

    Fridge to gas

    Uncork wine



    When we had a trailer tent it used to take me 3 hours.
     
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  12. Philh

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    Same procedure every time. Travel with full water and empty waste and the bed fully made. Park, plug in ehu, wife puts water in coffee machine and gets the table out, level with the air suspension. Plug tv in and raise aerial. Coffee drunk and resting within 5 minutes of arriving.

    As soon as it starts raining I realise I haven't turned the gas on. Every time.
     
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    ... that'll probably be my hubby leaving me to sort the van out and put the awning up! Same thing happens when we're getting ready to depart, he starts off helping then after a minute or so gets 'distracted' and ends up nattering whilst I do all the bl**dy work ... just like today when we were trying to get sorted to move the van to the hardstanding, once he'd helped pull the pegs and poles out of the awning he was off nattering .... :Doh:
     
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  14. JJ

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    Do you count the time it takes to put the handbrake on?

    If not, it doesn't take me anytime at all... :Wink:

    JJ:Cool:
     
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    this is such a difficult question, I have never timed how long it takes to turn off the ignition and turn on the TV, setting up the sat dish approx. 1 min:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Oi :Angry: if it wasn't for us faffers you'd have nowt to entertain you or talk about:Wink:
     
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    I bet it was one of you smug lot that pitched up near me at New Quay last year... :Wink:

    ...pretty quick sorting the van out...

    ...then put the table outside and sat in plain view, with their drinks, looking pleased with themselves...

    ...when in fact they looked like a couple of plonkers, because it was blowing a gale and cloudy. I reckon the smiles had frozen on their faces :RollEyes:

    (For the record....it takes me about 10 minutes, but if I have to set up the utility tent all bets are off :Blush:)
     
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  18. Shuggy68

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    setting up

    does it matter how long it takes each to there own:Doh:
     
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    If on site first think I do is level the van best I can then plug in ehu put kettle on and fridge to mains and while kettle boils get the telly on. While doing this Sophie normally walks the dog.
     
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    Takes me approximately 15 seconds. Handbrake on (actually footbrake). Walk round to fridge, turn off 12V, ignite gas. Get into shower. The hot water runs off the engine coolant. It's nice to have hot water available on arrival...
     
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