Originally Posted by Lostdog
Please...nobody help me!!!!!!
I hear you, loud and clear.
I try to tell this same thing to my camping buddies who think they are helping me. Maybe we need to get shirts printed up with this stated on them, that we could wear while breaking camp. We could sell them in the FROG store. LOL
I do several walk-arounds after packing up and BEFORE hooking up to the truck.. I have caught myself leaving the tv antenna up several times, and the stairs down.
I'm have been more prone to make mistakes when leaving home, than at the campground, as I am usually in a bigger hurry to get on the road. Not long after I got my current camper, I forgot to retract the rear power stabilizer. When I raised the tongue to put it on the truck, it bent my rear stabilizers. Luckily, I was actually hooking the trailer up to take it in for a warranty repair on another matter, and the dealer fixed my stabilizer at the same time.
Hopefully, I won't make that same mistake again......and have learned to get the trailer ready a day ahead of time, where all I have to do is hook-up when leaving the house.
As far as leaving a power cord attached, I can see that easily happening. The power cord is the last thing I detach before leaving, as I leave the trailer plugged in to shore power while using the tongue jack to hook up to the vehicle.
I tend to believe we all have experienced some "live and learn" moments while camping.