HOW MUCH STUFF DO YOU NEED .

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  1. Marvic

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    Wow. Emptied van Sunday. Of everything. The floor and settees in the Conservatory. is full.A big vow. TO downside the gear . Got to be strict. Ready to change van. in March.
     
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    A bit like moving house, only then do you discover all the rubbish stored in the attic or back of the garage that you put there when you moved in.
     
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    Just doing the same. Going out to buy a small shed this morning to put it all in. Bet the van will fly when its empty. BUSBY:):):)
     
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    Out of interest Marvic, out of all of your stuff, how many items would you say that you've not used in the last six trips?
    (Excluding any emergency items/spares/tools)

    I have a tag axle with an uprated payload and think that I'm going to have to do the same task - I've forgotten what's in there!
     
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    But you'll have to take it steady towing a shed! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:(y)
     
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  6. Marvic

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    Yep when I took back to storage .it was like driving ON AIR. :rolleyes:
     
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    The amount of crap you absolutely can't do without will expand or contract to suit the available space.

    Proven scientific fact (y)

    Don't worry about it, there's nothing you can do.
     
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  8. Marvic

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    40% of the stuff .3 side tables ,4 hot plates cables4. To much cleaning gear. and lots more. Marvic
     
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    We seem to keep gathering crap useless things we can do without. Mum keeps buying and cllaims she either needs it or it wont take up too much room.
    One of these days when it stops raing long enough Im going to put it all on a pile and show her just how much room these wee items amount to.....And I hope you are reading this Mum :)
     
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  10. Marvic

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    Just out interest. Do you put stuff in to cater for guest. Or would for interest put only put 2 of everything. I.e plates cups .knives forks:love:
     
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    We seem to collect chairs - it's like we're at a conference.
    We have a chair for every occasion.
    I'm going to buy a commode so we can line that up outside than van as well - save going inside! :ROFLMAO:
     
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    When we sold our caravan and bought a motorhome I sorted out my stuff that I wanted to get rid off. I put it into 3 separate heaps. Needed. Never Used and Emergency. The never used was over 50% of my weight. (That does not include the wife. She is used for cooking)
     
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    An old tip from doing lightweight seakayaking trips were everything is in the boat which I now use with the van. When we return from trip make three piles, things we used, things we might have used if weather etc had been different and things we didn't need. Right down whats in piles 1 and 2 - next time that's all your allowed.
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    We have 4 of crockery and cutlery. I also have a pack of paper plates I tend to use when mums not around to cook and clean.
     
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    I'm as bad with chairs, but dont take them all with us, we always have 4 of dishes and cutlery and add an extra set when taking 3 grandchildren at a time. We changed last year, old awning doesn't fit, so now have 2 anyone wanting a sunncamp 390 let me know. we could do a deal. It's been well used, but no tears or anything. godsend on rainy days in the middle of nowhere with the boys. I take stuff out, so there is some space, which John promptly fills grrrr. should be used to it he is the same at home. surprised we can get his car and motorbike in the garage, its almst a double one too.
     
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    Terry is a horder,he keeps stuff that's broken even, I have to get rid when he's not looking.
    I bought him a new brown leather coat for christmas as his zip had broken in the other one, he has another one ( black one )apart from that (kept for best), he still won't throw the one with the broken zip. (He MIGHT get it fixed) pfft men! !
    It took me 6 months to persuade him to throw a rusty satellite dish, we had a new 65cm one but the other one MIGHT come in handy!
    The things we carry! !
     
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    Wife mad on table cloths. 10 .15 tea towels. Don't get me going. On the wardrobe contents
     
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    I'm in the process of de cluttering too. I want to get everything we need for a two week trip, full gas bottles, fuel tank and half a tank of fresh water. All the clothes we might need and basic foodstuffs and then I'm going to the weighbridge to see exactly what we do weigh with a view to having solar panels fitted. Let's see what happens.
     
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    Four of everything for us (y)
     
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