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Message posted by holdol04/7/2011 at 2:02pm
Outfit:  5m bell 4m Touareg lots of Quechua      Location:  Leeds
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Hi all just wondering if when you get back from a trip do you just leave everything in til the next trip? Just got back from a fab weekend but we're off again next weekend so have left everything in there. We have a hard top for it so it is waterproof but will things like sleeping bags be okay? After next weekend I have a 3 week wait ti my next trip. Have spent a small fortune upgrading and replacing this year, so don't want to ruin anything!!!

Message posted by dianebb7204/7/2011 at 2:15pm
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our gear stays in the trailer all the time as we purposely bought one with a lockable abs lid as our house is so small we lack indoor storage. The bedding stays in most of the time except over winter when we store it somewhere indoors

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Message posted by HarryBear04/7/2011 at 2:31pm
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Most of our gear lives in the trailer, but after an incident with a cat getting into the garage and leaving a puddle inside the trailer, I'm a bit obsessive about keeping things inside sealed plastic crates and making sure the tarpaulin over the trailer is properly attached!

I don't risk bedding so that lives in the airing cupboard, but everything else is in the trailer ready to leave.


Message posted by richerie06/7/2011 at 9:34pm
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We have lined our trailer with tarpaulin which keep the wet out and leave our trailer stocked up. We always take out the sleeping bags and airbeds after each trip (just so they don't smell) but leave everything else in it so we can do impromptu trips.

Cherie


Message posted by mark e06/7/2011 at 10:35pm
Outfit:  Gelert Beyond Corvus 6+2.     Location:  Rhondda Valleys South Wales.
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As above also

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Message posted by nicola197206/7/2011 at 10:43pm
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well due to living in a terraced house with permit parking at the front and no rear access we had hoped to bring trailer home, drag it through the house and sort out what was going in it ( this is its first outing) but just measured it and we can't get it through the font door unless we take the wheels off!

It currently being stored in OH warehouse so will pick it up thurs day before we leave, fill up and take back to warehouse to go and collect early hours sat.


Message posted by Madscot6606/7/2011 at 10:53pm
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Always leave everything in the trailer from trip to trip. But the trailer is always kept in the garage any way. Don't know what I would do if it was outside. But when winter comes would empty it an put everything in the attic.......

Message posted by RogLozLee07/7/2011 at 7:03am
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Our trailer gets emptied, only because it sits on the drive and we don't have a locakable lid, only a cover.  We pack the trailer the night before we set off and even then it has to be attached to the car and by the front door before we leave it. 

However the camping gear has places to live during the season, and gets put in the loft once we decide our camping season is over.



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Message posted by pitdiver07/7/2011 at 7:28am
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We don't have a trailer but a vehicle that we could leave everything in plus the roof box. However everything gets taken out washed and put in plastic crates ready for the next trip. The sleeping bags get hung on the line (if weather permits).



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Message posted by TraceyD07/7/2011 at 9:49am
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Quote: Originally posted by nicola1972 on 06/7/2011

well due to living in a terraced house with permit parking at the front and no rear access we had hoped to bring trailer home, drag it through the house and sort out what was going in it ( this is its first outing) but just measured it and we can't get it through the font door unless we take the wheels off!

It currently being stored in OH warehouse so will pick it up thurs day before we leave, fill up and take back to warehouse to go and collect early hours sat.


We live in a semi but have the same problem as our side access isn't wide enough.  We take the wheels off our trailer and take it down the passageway down the side or through the house and out the French doors.  Security is better with the wheels off anyway as we don't have anywhere to store ours so it's stands up locked to the ladders and drain pipe!  The wheels are kept locked away so trailer would be pretty useless to anyone.  Must be great to be able to keep stuff in the trailer, we have to unpack ours and lug everything up to the loft as we don't have a garage.

We pack on the morning of departure and unpack on the day we get back!



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June - Fforest Fields
August - Leekworth



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Message posted by brookekim07/7/2011 at 9:50am
Outfit:  Swift Azzurra 5 birth     Location:  Devon
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We have a TT so everything stays in there. Bedding and clothes go in the car .

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Roll on summer :-)

Message posted by LewLincs307/7/2011 at 10:16am
Outfit:  Vango Maritsa 700     Location:  Grimsby Lincs
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We're hoping to get a trailer before our first trip next year....the plan is that it will live in the garage, with the lid on and we'll store the tent, carpet, footprint, cooker, kitchen box, air beds, electrics etc etc in it all year round.  Anything such as sleeping bags, blankets etc will be stored inside and put in the car boot each trip along with clothes, toys etc.

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May - Spiers House, Pickering
June - La Garangeoire, Vendee, France
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Message posted by nick+brats07/7/2011 at 12:27pm
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I don`t get the opportunity of leaving my trailer packed as its gets used for trips to the tip and many other things, also I unpack and wash all bedding after camping and keep my tent inside the house where its warmer and drier, but I sympathise with folk who suffer from a shortage of space.


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