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Old 09-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #21
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Probably thinks it's disposable. Did he leave his garbage behind as well?
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #22
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I disagree that it's stupidity

i have to disagree with your disagreement. last summer we were leaving the house, all hooked up ready to go, followed the checklist.. yep. looks good. pulled away from the house and didnt notice power cord dragging until i made my turn out of the driveway. luckinly, the power cord storage area was on the back of the camper and the outlet was facing the trailer so no harm there.

i had to walk over it twice. once to do my walk around and the second time to close the garage after making sure all the lights were out in the house. complacent? maybe, but walking over it twice should have triggered some type of mental alarm.

I think you are argueing with yourself here. If making certain that your power cord is disconnected and properly stowed before moving your RV is on your C/L and you followed your C/L twice (according to you) then what else could you possibly call it when your power cord is still connected when you started moving?

Yeah - "...walking over it twice should have triggered some type of mental alarm."

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:23 PM   #23
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didnt say i follwed my checklist. said i did a walk around twice and should have said i had a brain fart both times.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #24
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didnt say i follwed my checklist. said i did a walk around twice and should have said i had a brain fart both times.
But you did say you followed the checklist - first paragraph.

I'm done with this.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:45 PM   #25
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Something similar has happened to me before. The DW now knows that I appreciate any offer for help, but I'll ask her for help if I need it. If I get out of my routine, I can and have forgotten something.
AMEN! Had some neighbors wanting to "help", got me outta my routine and I promply left the $300 surge supressor hanging on the power pole. Even after a final walk-around. Please...nobody help me!!!!!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #26
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Please...nobody help me!!!!!!
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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.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:56 PM   #27
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X3-Can I get an Amen for Brother wmtire! Do it almost the same word for word.(All except that alien part down there at the bottom).
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:23 PM   #28
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I try to run a checklist but I find that if I am interupted, something gets undone inadvertently. I guess people wonder when I am leaving the campsite why I am running around the trailer looking like I am lost. I have a small Remove Before Flight key chain that I hang on my antenna knob when it is up, just so I don't forget. I tell the Dw to take care of things inside while I am outside, then before I lock the rear door I go back in and recheck. More eyes the better....
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #29
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I try to run a checklist but I find that if I am interupted, something gets undone inadvertently. I guess people wonder when I am leaving the campsite why I am running around the trailer looking like I am lost. I have a small Remove Before Flight key chain that I hang on my antenna knob when it is up, just so I don't forget. I tell the Dw to take care of things inside while I am outside, then before I lock the rear door I go back in and recheck. More eyes the better....
That is one reason why the airlines and military use what is known as the "Challenge and Respond" (CR) type of C/L and that cockpits have either mechanical or now electronic C/L for the flight crew.

CR C/L requires one flight crew member to ask a C/L item (challenge) and another flight crew member to response when the challenge item action is completed.

The mechanical or electronic C/L in the cockpit is used to record if and when each C/L item is completed.

Works very well - if and when it is used.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:24 PM   #30
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Pretty much nowadays when most people drive, they are ALSO doing other things in their vehicle at the same time. Eating, on phone, texting, minding kids, applying makeup, etc. The driving task has become something they do automatically in the background and they are not really paying attention to actually driving.

Here is another example.
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