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Old 03-18-2015, 02:32 PM   #11
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The best thing we have done is that BOTH of us do a final walk around and I get on the picknick table and look on the roof. Then, after we do the dump, we do one final check for stairs, etc.
X2 on the final check! It's amazing what you can forget to do if your in a hurry or distracted.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:55 PM   #12
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I found my Bug Out Checklist. (I printed it and laminated it and just use a erasable pen on it.)

Let's see if it can paste here:

RV Bug-Out Checklist (After Camping)




Clean campsite/get trash ready


Check roof for objects (esp over slide out)


Hitch reconnected


Check truck (tires, oil) wash mirrors/windshield - empty trash from truck


Chocks removed and stowed


Awning retracted


Wheels torqued


Stow folding chairs and all outside items


Shut off all gas pilot lights


Final sweep-out of floors


Furnace and A/C off


Hitch locked and secured


Levelers up


Lights and brakes checked


Lower TV antenna


Prepare refrigerator for traveling


Stow recliners/clamp down – stow lampstand


Tow Mirrors/Windshield Cleaned


Stow TV’s, ensure clamped.


Secure all loose items


Secure all windows and ceiling vents


Cabinets closed and locked


Stow shower and bathroom supplies


Shower/Fridge/Bedroom doors secured


Turn off propane


Water bottle for truck (pets drink)


Water heater off/110v switched off


Water pump off


Empty and stow trashcans


Prep truck (pillows/drinks/sunglasses etc)


Retract slide


All lights and fans off


Final bathroom call!!


Dump lone gray, then black/gray then clean black


All hoses stowed, caps on


Electric disconnected and cords stowed


Clean hands and final inside walk-around check


Stow entry steps


Final outside walk-around check, lock outside doors and stow door handles to the left


Lights and brakes checked
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:14 PM   #13
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Everyone has spoke of getting the camper ready for travel which is great, but I always check the fluids in our tow vehicle and remove the trash out of it before we leave. If I can, I clean the windshield, rear window and check air pressures in the tires of both it and the trailer. I carry a 3 gal. air compressor for this, which has been one of the best investments we've made to take with us.
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:46 PM   #15
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IGOST Trip Planner is an excellent app for smart phones. You can create your own folders (medicine, electronics, camp setup, fishing) than you can add under each what you need to check. You just check or uncheck it. I use this every time and has worked great.
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I always use the RV Checklist app on my iPad for both arrival and departure. I've modified the checklists to suit us and our TT. We tend to do half the checklist the night before we leave which makes for a faster getaway in the morning particular if we have a long day of driving ahead.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:08 PM   #17
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As part of the routine, everything has a spot and it always goes back to the spot. We do basically the same as already reported. Awning and electricty is last. Never dump the hot water tank, water will burn you as it is upwards of 140 degrees or so so not a safe practise. That can always be done in the driveway during winterization. Develop a flow and timing to get it done, nothing worse than the incoming camper sitting there waiting.

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Old 03-19-2015, 08:49 PM   #18
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Speaking of raised Batwings...this is our solution.

A souvenir from my Air Force Days...we hang this on the BatWing crank when we raise the mast at camp & remove if from the crank when the BatWing is down
We have the same thing on our crank too. It works to help the old grey cells!
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:05 PM   #19
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Speaking of raised Batwings...this is our solution.

A souvenir from my Air Force Days...we hang this on the BatWing crank when we raise the mast at camp & remove if from the crank when the BatWing is down
Similar trick, but hang the truck keys on the bat wing crank. You can't screw that up (well, it's possible but difficult).
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Similar trick, but hang the truck keys on the bat wing crank. You can't screw that up (well, it's possible but difficult).
Would make it difficult to go get groceries.
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