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Old 07-05-2015, 10:55 PM   #1
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Had a great weekend and then...

I hooked up and pulled out with the electric tongue jack down. Clearly that caused some animosity with DW. Had to sawzall the tube off an take the jack off. Now I am in the market for a new tongue jack.
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:00 PM   #2
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You won't do that again. I can see how it can happen because of the mayhem that can go along with set-up and break-down.
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:06 PM   #3
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Suggest you put up a checklist for setting up and taking down.
We have one by our door that we follow religiously.
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:09 PM   #4
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Yeah we have one too but have gotten so comfortable we seem to do it blindly now. I got distracted chasing our 21 month old while hooking up and lost track. Back to using the checklist
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:48 PM   #5
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Walk around twice--once looking up and then looking down--works for me.
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:26 AM   #6
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A walk around is another must.
I got in the habit of always doing it, because I drove a fire engine and we had to do it before you could move it. Truckers do the same thing.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:06 AM   #7
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There are so many things to remember when setting up and taking down. It is so easy to miss something. Don't beat yourself up. A couple of years ago, I forgot to fold the steps in, went to pull out of the barn, destroyed the steps, messed up my barn door.

I will say that this is why I never let anyone use our trailer. It is way too easy for miss things like this.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:36 AM   #8
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My weekend was like that.Lifting up the 5'ver to get it hooked up. And forgot the rear jacks.
Well I bent them.Was in a rush somewhat.
Lesson learned. Take time and check everything.
No one perfect and Sh** happens to
Now I need new scissor jacks
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:42 AM   #9
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I think being human, we've all done things like that, me included. I left the awning extended while moving the rv around the yard - getting into the drivers side, you can't see the awning. No problems making a swing around the yard, until I pulled up along side the garage.....
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:44 AM   #10
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In the propane industry the last thing the bobtail drivers do is a take a walk around the truck and pick up the chuck blocks . It works for me .
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