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Old 01-12-2016, 03:11 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Skyliner View Post
Doesn't matter, your propane gas detector usually runs off of 12V from the battery and will kill your battery.

A disconnect switch is a must with a camper. A cheap one is $20 and easier to install than replacing a $120 and higher cost deep cycle battery.

Checklists are great idea.

I have a "preflight" before departure checklist
I have a hookup checklist
I have a disconnect checklist

Checklists have prevented me from:
(a) forgetting my wheel chocks
(b) forgetting to check tire pressure before departure
(c) forrgetting to put antenna and vents down
(d) Shutting off battery switch
(d) Forgetting to pull up stablizer bars before towing
(e) forgetting to Lock all storage panel doors before departure
(f) Forgetting to connect the towing power plug
(g) Forgetting to lock fifth wheel hitch

You get my point. I find that when I'm rushed, I forget things that can be potentially a safety issue. When I was a military pilot, a checklist was used for virtually every aspect of flight, preflight, engine start, taxi, before hover, hover, before takeoff, cruise, landing, and after landing checklist.
and one last thing always do a complete walk around your unit looking and checking up and under also don't let the DW (damm woman) do it

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