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Old 10-12-2015, 12:28 PM   #1
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Tip for packing for your trip to Chilliwack

Hi Everyone,

Just arrived in Seattle from Cleveland, OH. Hanging out here for two days (lived here for 7 years) and then on to Chilliwack!!!

But this is to share with those who may be traveling with their tow vehicle with a huge load to transfer to their Escape.

A friend helped me tremendously the last two days before leaving Cleveland. She shared a trick she learned on Tiny Houses. I measured the inside of the Tahoe and then laid out the space with tape on the floor of my condo. We first staged everything in that space to be sure it would all fit.

Then loaded the Tahoe and . . . though we changed a few things, perfect fit!!! (that's my friend, Cher, not me)
p.s. Anyone recognize that red and tan bag?
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:17 PM   #2
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Good job. You are well on your way to good times.
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:23 PM   #3
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Great tip. Looking forward to the new production schedule. What size Escape are you getting. We live in the Cleveland area and would love to see your camper maybe sometime if you would be open to it.
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Ohhh, I know, I know -- thanks Sandra!

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Hi mcdonner! Absolutely! Will back in Cleveland around May 2016 at the latest and would love to show off my camper! Hudson is close by (my son's in Russell). I'm getting the 17B. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Great tip. Looking forward to the new production schedule. What size Escape are you getting. We live in the Cleveland area and would love to see your camper maybe sometime if you would be open to it.
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:31 PM   #6
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I measured the inside of the Tahoe and then laid out the space with tape on the floor of my condo. We first staged everything in that space to be sure it would all fit.

p.s. Anyone recognize that red and tan bag?
Wow, what organization! I don't have to go to all that work though because I have a PhD in packing.

Just Pile it Higher and Deeper

Yah, handy bag from the rally.

Have a good maiden voyage.

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Glad to hear you are in Seattle. Just a few days then on the road!

Congrats!
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If you put the tape outline in the cargo bay of the Tahoe you can save even more time!
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:08 PM   #9
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But this is to share with those who may be traveling with their tow vehicle with a huge load to transfer to their Escape.
Heck, there was still TONS of room in the back. You still had lots of room for more stuff. I've driven half way across the country and back with my FJ wadded literally to the roof, including the passenger seat with a huge cooler (traveled by myself).

Glad you made it safely on the outward bound trip. Enjoy our cool weather! You missed the wind and rain on Saturday.
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:27 PM   #10
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Well, the organization isn't quite the same now. I should post a photo of the front passenger seat! Well, actually, no I shouldn't!

Yup, that's the bag. Had been saving it for the trip!

Thanks, Ron!

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Just Pile it Higher and Deeper

Yah, handy bag from the rally.

Have a good maiden voyage.

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