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Old 07-05-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Checklist?

Hey folks, new to RVing. Just bought an Apex 268BHS. At pick up a very knowledgeable young man at Bob Ledford's RV in Greenville SC went over every inch of our unit with us showing us how everything worked. I took several pages of notes and have thought about making a systems checklist much like pilots go through before going wheels up. I was wondering if any of you have one, not wanting to reinvent the wheel. So if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it. This would be a pre-trip and post-trip type list.

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Great idea and may I suggest one for packing up to leave? We had both when we towed a HI-LO (collapsable on hydraulics), and but now we are seasonal, so doesn't apply.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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Herk has a 50+ page checklist that covers absolutely everything down to what is stored in what box, in what location, the quantity of the item along with the brand name.

It is a fantastic list that can be pared down for most folks.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:36 AM   #4
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Thanks. Where do I find this?
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We have a pack list
a before you drive check list
and a setting up check list.
The what to bring/pack check list is the only one we have on computer.
We print that one and mark it off as we are packing/loading the trailer.
The before you drive check list is printed and laminated but to be honest
I don't use it as much after all this time. I DO a walk around every time
and my wife usually does one after me!

2 points to you--
1st get a note pad and pen-- you WILL forget stuff from time to time.
Write it down! Update your pack list on occasion.
Anything that needs attention back home gets written down too.

2nd just like the pilot you mention- DO A WALK AROUND B 4 you turn
that key in the ignition!
I once tried to pull out with a rear jack down! Bad move.
I followed a huge bunkhouse 5th wheel for several miles with his
TV antenna up. Every time we went thru a tunnel or under an overpass
I cringed but had no way to pass or signal him.
A walk around would have saved both those from happening.
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We have a pack list
a before you drive check list
and a setting up check list.
The what to bring/pack check list is the only one we have on computer.
We print that one and mark it off as we are packing/loading the trailer.
The before you drive check list is printed and laminated but to be honest
I don't use it as much after all this time. I DO a walk around every time
and my wife usually does one after me!

2 points to you--
1st get a note pad and pen-- you WILL forget stuff from time to time.
Write it down! Update your pack list on occasion.
Anything that needs attention back home gets written down too.

2nd just like the pilot you mention- DO A WALK AROUND B 4 you turn
that key in the ignition!
I once tried to pull out with a rear jack down! Bad move.
I followed a huge bunkhouse 5th wheel for several miles with his
TV antenna up. Every time we went thru a tunnel or under an overpass
I cringed but had no way to pass or signal him.
A walk around would have saved both those from happening.

That is exactly what I was thinking of. Would you mind sharing? I can inbox you my email. Thank you.
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That is exactly what I was thinking of. Would you mind sharing? Thank you.
I'll try to attach it. It's a word.doc
if you need it in some other format I can do.

As I said, I don't have my walk around check list on file any more....
this is our pack list.
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File Type: doc Camping List.doc.doc (31.0 KB, 156 views)
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Here's Herk's list.
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File Type: doc Herk's Camping Checklist - edited 31 March 12.doc (159.0 KB, 272 views)
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Thanks so much folks! I'll do some cut and paste and it will be very helpful! Hopefully I can avoid costly mistakes. When I arrived home Wednesday with my new camper I did find that the entrance to my driveway is VERY narrow. May have to widen it. More $$!
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