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Old 08-16-2016, 06:16 AM   #1
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How bout a list

How about a knowledgeable person on here make up a to do list .
After you pull in and park
Set brake kill engine, hang key on antenna knob so you don,t forget to lower it
Hook up shore power or start genset
Extend levelers
Slides out
Enjoy
Ready to leave
Slides in levelers up
Unhook shore
Get out check, do walk around check levelers for up
If anyone wants to change this,please do or add to it
As we are still learning after 2 years



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Old 08-16-2016, 08:13 AM   #2
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We're usually just long weekenders, and more than once a month is a treat. Therefore, I usually drop the water from the low point drains so there's no stagnant water in the lines between trips. Probably not needed, but it's just my thang...

Always physically check and lock cargo doors - we had one open on us on a recent trip.

Check lights. Yeah, that's a hangover from my trailer days, but again, it's my peace of mind.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:12 PM   #3
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Here's my checklist. I keep it in the truck and check it right before leaving the campsite.

RV Pre-travel Checklist
o Holding tanks Empty, Valves Closed, Drains Capped
o Water, Sewer, Electric, Cable - Unhooked and stowed Bumper caps installed
o Roof Vents, Windows, cupboards closed; TV Antenna down
o Coffee Pot other loose items secure and stowed
o Refrigerator on Auto or Off
o BR TV removed from wall, stowed in closet
o H2O pump, Furnace, Water Heater OFF (SWITCH INSIDE HEATER DOOR)
o Slides lubricated, Tops clean, retracted
o Jack and Stabilizers fully retracted
o All Exterior doors and compartments locked, stairs folded
o Lights, Safety Chains, Break Away connected Hitch LOCKED
o Towing mirrors tight and adjusted
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While stopped in a left turn lane today saw a TT flying by,,,, steps still down.
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:22 PM   #5
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Coming from a Northern Climate I never ever put the emergency brake
on. It seizes up and sticks.
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:30 PM   #6
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How about a knowledgeable person on here make up a to do list .
After you pull in and park
Set brake kill engine, hang key on antenna knob so you don,t forget to lower it
Hook up shore power or start genset
Extend levelers
Slides out
Enjoy
Ready to leave
Slides in levelers up
Unhook shore
Get out check, do walk around check levelers for up
If anyone wants to change this,please do or add to it
As we are still learning after 2 years



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I leave the engine running while deploying/retracting the stabilizers...
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:14 PM   #7
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Block it before you drop it.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:20 PM   #8
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the list

I always follow the same set up and dismantle. Except, we had the rig park at the house overnight. We were detailing the inside so we had the rig leveled and the slides out. That evening I pull in the slides and kept the rig level. Next morning I went out to move the rig back into storage when I fired up the engine and put him into reverse. Well, all hell broke loose. Lights flashing, a huge drop and I freaked out. Thank God the parking brake was on and everything worked the way it was suppose to otherwise we could have been replacing some jacks. So, always check to make sure the jacks are up.
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Checklists

Have made many checklists and am attaching them for your convenience. I found them very helpful ... especially for not forgetting to lower the TV antenna.
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Coming from a Northern Climate I never ever put the emergency brake
on. It seizes up and sticks.
True! I wish I could do the same. My emergency brake drags when I first start driving, because I have to use it to park in my severely sloping driveway. Also, my favorite campsite isn't level and I have to drive up on levelers, so I use it too.
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