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Everything about a camping trip can be fun, except for packing a pop-up camper. The best part about packing a camper is that everything is inside after reaching your destination. After reaching the destination, the camper can be reorganised quickly.

How to Pack a Pop-Up Camper

Everything about a camping trip can be fun, except for packing a pop-up camper. The best part about packing a camper is that everything is inside after reaching your destination. After reaching the destination, the camper can be reorganised quickly. The key to packing a pop-up camper well is placing items in the camper in the correct order and only packing items needed for the trip.

Skill level:Moderately Easy

Things you need

Waterproof containers

Instructions

Get Everything Ready

1 Make a list of household items that can stay in the camper. Start with necessary items that will stay inside the camper such as bed linens, blankets, utensils, pots, pans and dishes. Make a separate list for items used outside the camper such as tarps, rugs, picnic tablecloths, lanterns, a grill and electrical cords. These can be stored permanently in the camper and makes packing faster and easier because you won't spend valuable time hunting for basic gear. Store these items in waterproof containers and label the outsides of the containers with a permanent marker.

2 Fill a box with basic necessities for setting up camp. Pack this box last because you will need it out of the camper first. Put a hammer, knife, scissors, tape, string, radio, soap, wash rags, towel, toilet paper, paper towels and liquid dish soap in the container. Keep this box in the camper and replenish the items as needed after each trip. With these items stored permanently in the camper, you then can toss clothes and perishables in the camper be ready for the trip.

3 Pack your clothes and perishables and set them outside the camper.

Packing The Camper

1 Pop up the camper and place all permanent items inside on the floor between the beds. If the camper has cabinets, put the permanent items in the cabinets. Keep the box of basic necessities out until last.

2 Stack the containers holding clothes and perishables on top of the containers holding the permanent items in the camper. Push them, as close as possible, and pack the items neatly.

3 Place the basic necessities box right at the camper's door. Check the packed items so that none stand higher than the tops of the beds. The packed items will hold the camper open when they are standing too high. Close down the camper, and you're ready to go.

Tips and warnings

1) When returning from a trip, clean all linens, blankets, towels and wash rags. Repack these items in the camper for the next trip. Restock used items such as soap, toilet tissue, paper towels and liquid dish detergent.

2) The key for packing a camper is keeping necessary items permanently packed inside. Basic items always stored in the camper mean that you will never forget important items.

Always store permanent camper items in waterproof storage containers or they might develop a mouldy odour.

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