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Here is our solution to the dilemma of how to cram all of our possessions from a 32 foot camper into our 15 passenger van. While the van is without question quite large... when there are all the bench seats in it as well as 6 people, there is quite a limitation on space!
We packed up the entire contents of the camper into our van and brought it to the Hayes. Thankfully they have a carport, for while the North is getting feet of snow dumped onto them, we are getting the "warm weather" equivalent... Torrential Rain! We are looking for a new camper but have yet to find the right one. We are leaving Louisiana tomorrow to go to Gulfport, MS, and really need to have a solution to this!
How to consolidate the clothing and the bedding was the primary issue, and thankfully we have watched enough TV and Sp@ce B@gs commercials came to mind! We got several jumbo XL cube bags, and VOILA!
Shove, squish, push and SuCk! Darline's little shopvac did the job.
Slowly but surely the mound of clothing and pillows and blankets and coats vacuumed into hardened, colorful little brick bags.
Literally this was un-passable before. Dan purchased a car top carrier to hold much of the junque, and hopefully it will be secured and ratcheted down well. Also we are hoping it is aerodynamic enough to cut down a little of the wind resistance and scoop the air over the camper when we get one!
This is what the older guys did while Micah helped me consolidate. Nick and Devin have a 1985 Dodge truck, and Si loves wires and speakers and the guys got a new stereo for Christmas. That is a sure fire recipe for manly bonding time!
Maybe tomorrow I will post the post packing pictures! This will be interesting, is all I can say!