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09/7/2014 at 1:26am
 Location: South Derbyshire
 Outfit: Caravan 5 berth clubman 515
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How long is everybody working on his can?

I mean to build up by arrival? From parking to being ready to sit down.

We have a full porch awning, if you can call it this way.
It's one of the type of porch awning where the sides being attached to poles and not to the caravan if you know what I mean.

As I have to make it doggy run away proofed we using windbreakers and some kind of pen cage system, so all in all, get the van ready for use, the awning, the awning interior, TV set up and she makes the beds we usualy need 1 to 1.5 hours for set up.

By departure it takes usualy 1 hour with washing up, etc, so stuff which stays in the van can stay in it when we get home without touching it again.

Just wondering.
I reduced the amount on stuff we taken with us for this reason, leaving the unessesary items at home so less clutter.lol

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Tom


09/7/2014 at 9:25am
 Location: Ashford Kent
 Outfit: BMW X4 . Bailey Unicorn Valencia
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1 to 1.5 hours.....?? Crikey! Would you come and set my van up..???

We've got porch awning, and two kids....sometimes a dog.....but I reckon it's at least 2 hours for us, sometimes more......



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09/7/2014 at 10:38am
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
 Outfit: MWB VW Crafter PVC
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4 to 6 hours, depending if I feel like rushing or not. I prefer a leisurely set up. Sometimes I would leave the windbreak and tarp until the next day, depending how I feel.

The tent has nearly 40 pegging points and takes a lot of efforts to pitch. However, it is solid as a rock once up.

I am looking at replacing with a tent that takes much less efforts to pitch for next year, so that I can continue to enjoy camping under canvas for longer.

DK

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09/7/2014 at 2:14pm
 Location: Herts
 Outfit: Karsten 350 Pod CA EA FW RA COMBI
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Full set up with camp kitchen and all stuff laid out as it should be, toilet set up and sims out with sleeping bags on, with both wife and myself working (and a little input from the small human) it can be done in under 2 hours. The tent and tarp only take about 30-45 mins of that time to put up, that helps! If we only go away for the weekend, we can nearly halve that.


09/7/2014 at 2:47pm
 Location: Lincs
 Outfit: Skoda Yeti and Coach
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Legs down porch awning up all connected to water electric ect, kettle on plus a quick chat 45 mins. I timed us last weekend and that includes chsirs, table cupboards up in awning.


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09/7/2014 at 6:20pm
 Location: Northants
 Outfit: Avondale Dart Caravan
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Usually about 1 hour as this year we have a air awning (no poles to sort out) and this goes up very quickly

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09/7/2014 at 7:25pm
 Location: Essex
 Outfit: 1996 Bailey Senator 5000
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1 hour with the porch awning for long weekends away. 2hrs if full awning with annexe for 7 day stays.

That's from the moment we arrive including sorting bikes, satellite setup, wardrobe and cupboard erection, table chairs, winbreaks etc.

I much prefer to knock it out asap.


09/7/2014 at 7:26pm
 Location: South Derbyshire
 Outfit: Caravan 5 berth clubman 515
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Erhhh.
What is a air awning ?

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Tom


09/7/2014 at 7:28pm
 Location: Essex
 Outfit: 1996 Bailey Senator 5000
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About 4 times the price of a regular pole awning!


09/7/2014 at 7:41pm
 Location: South Derbyshire
 Outfit: Caravan 5 berth clubman 515
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Well, this explained why I don't have one. Lol

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09/7/2014 at 7:47pm
 Location: Essex
 Outfit: 1996 Bailey Senator 5000
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I had a demo of one at the weekend. They are nice but really 600+ for a porch awning?


09/7/2014 at 10:41pm
 Location: North Yorkshire
 Outfit: Holi * Perran 4 * Airedale 5
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Caravan onto pitch, legs down, water container filled and waste container in place, toilet set up, EHU plugged in and windbreaks up = 20 minutes.
I would say no more than 30-40 minutes if I put the awning up.

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Helen xx
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10/7/2014 at 12:02am
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Who cares, setting up is part of our holiday not a chore.


10/7/2014 at 8:29am
 Location: Shropshire
 Outfit: Bailey Pageant Auvergne
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Caravan on a seasonal pitch with awning left up so connect electrics fetch water connect waste (DH jobs). Unpack food and clothes (my jobs). Altogether about 15 minutes!

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Ronni


10/7/2014 at 3:58pm
 Location: Nottingham
 Outfit: Eldiss Affinity 482
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An hour from opening the boot to sitting down with the first beer, that's to get the tent up, all the furniture unpacked and in and to be able to relax

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