We've only had our 1st NTU pup trip this past Labor day weekend. We are still working on the order to do (AND REMEMBER DOING) things to avoid having to back track/ redo previous steps. We're making a list now to save our (wasted) time. In this light, do you plan to not have to raise your pup when you get home from a trip. We have arranged for storage containers to fit in specific areas (some still in route from Amazon ;o). I think we can plan for the 'stays on pup' stuff to remain in the cabinets and rear floor space. The size specific containers for 'end of trip removeables (clothes, dry food, misc, etc.) can now fit under and next to the fold over/down sink as well as forward in the dinette foot/table area. this way we can crawl in through the half door and drag this stuff out w/o raising the top. The only thing this overlooks is the cold stuff in the rear cabinet drawer ice chest and the Dometic frig which are of course blocked with the top down. My thought for this is to bring a big 'empty' cooler that all of our left over cold stuff from ice box drawer and frig can hopefully fit in with some left over ice. It just needs to remain cool enough for our usually 2-4 hour trek home. On the trip out of town, this spare cooler can hold dry foods, etc. Though this 'on the way home' cooler in the pup would be in the doorway, just in front of the axle (adding to tongue weight), I could drain the 1 gal water tank to offset that -OR- just carry it in the SUV over (the rear axle). As a newbie at all this plannin' ahead stuff, I'm curious how you veterans handle minimizing raising/ lowering the top. I did just buy a deep impact socket I'll attempt to flatten to make an oval to match my Starcraft's top raiser coupling shaft, so I can use my cordless drill to raise the top. I already cut slots in a 5/8" deep socket to use to quickly deploy the corner jacks!