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Old 06-03-2015, 09:50 AM   #1
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5th wheel check list

I decided to redo my checklist for my fifth wheel. I keep this list in the cab of my truck so it is the last thing I see before I pull out. I thought I would post it here to see if I missed anything. If I did please let me know! And feel free to use the list. You may have to modify it a little bit for your own use. the list is in the order that I check things. Again, if anything needs changed PLEASE LET ME KNOW!



put away things in trailer, coffee pot, ect...
bedroom tv stored, alarm clock in drawer
pull in slide
put in slide locks
chock wheels
drop tailgate
level kingpin and hitch
back up and lock pin in hitch
hook up emergency electric brake cable
raise trailer levelers in place
raise tailgate
hook up trailer plug
do pull test, make sure pin and hitch are locked
remove wheel chocks
make sure refrigerator switched to gas and is working properly
check propane levels
check tank levels, empty if necessary
put sewer hoses away if need be
add fresh water if needed
disconnect water line, secure
disconnect electric, secure
if needed make sure generator is secure
raise steps
all compartments closed and locked
traiiler door locked
leash and water in truck for dog
finial walk around
check oil and fuel in truck

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Old 06-03-2015, 09:59 AM   #2
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Do you have the large handle that closes across door? After forgetting to swing mine closed a couple time, I have added that to the list. Seem like something obvious, right?

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Old 06-03-2015, 02:42 PM   #3
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Don't forget to make sure TV antenna is lowered. I would also separate set up from break down into separate checklists.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:09 PM   #4
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Sliding (bedroom, in my case) doors secured closed--if they suddenly slide open in transit, I can see bad things happening.

Toilet lid down.

Window shades up.

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Old 06-03-2015, 05:17 PM   #5
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Shower door secured

I always check air pressure on 5th wheel & truck
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:24 PM   #6
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Awning in
Steps in
Compartments locked
A/C off
Furnace off
Water heater off
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:25 PM   #7
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Make sure copilot is in the cab....

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Old 06-04-2015, 12:43 PM   #8
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Check all pets alive and well. *S*
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:47 PM   #9
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5th wheel check list

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Old 06-04-2015, 12:55 PM   #10
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Would not do a pull test with the tailgate up.

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