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Old 09-18-2015, 12:11 PM   #11
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The advice from fellow FRF members in this forum is top shelf. Check lists for me are important and everyone approaches each experience a bit differently. As an example my DW and I developed the check list below for our arrival procedures.

Arrival at site
o Select level area (give room for slide-outs)
o Set landing boards for tires and level (side-to-side)
o Hook up shore line w/ serge protector
o Unhitch TT
o Level front to back
o Hook up water line with filter and pressure regulator (run hot water faucet make sure hot water tank is full)
o Hook up sewer lines
o Check refrigeratorÖ. Auto adjust temp.
o Set hot water heater to elec.
o Open TT (take out two beers)
o Open awning and tether
o Prepare site (chairs, etc. enjoy beer)

You can take all the info in this forum and start developing your own check lists. They will keep you organized and lessen the chance of "screwing -up" BUT we have all done once or twice.

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Old 09-18-2015, 05:20 PM   #12
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Well, picked up new TT this afternoon at Basdens RV in Evansville, IN. Coachmen. Catalina 233DS. James did our PDI and was awesome. Two and half hours. Never rushed us. Learned so much. Thanks to everyone for your advice on getting set up at CG. I'm sure I'll be back with more questions.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:24 PM   #13
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Chock your wheels!!!! There's a story but I'm too ashamed to tell!!!


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Old 09-18-2015, 05:27 PM   #14
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As I tried to state earlier. If you are towing a trailer do not un hitch until you are sure your slide outs will clear all obstacles.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:46 PM   #15
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I like all the responses. Just double check inside make sure everything is secure, latched, and tight. Walk around once more before you leave anytime double check outside. And double check hitch. Alway take a good look at hitch components before, after and even during trip. Big ticket item is don't get frustrated trying to get in a site.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:48 PM   #16
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Pull in to campsite, ensure slides and awning have room. Unload dog, wife takes him for walk. Unhook from truck, get it out of the way and press autolevel. Hookup water/power/sewer, go inside and put slides out. Open fridge and see how things travelled. Grab a couple beer and go outside, set up bbq and chairs, enjoy said beer while waiting for my wife to return!


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Old 09-18-2015, 06:41 PM   #17
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When you leave don't forget to put the stairs up and bring back any fire tools (poker). Years ago we forgot to stop at the dump station on the way out. We have seen other people forget to unhook the electric and leave stools and brooms.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:59 PM   #18
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as you can see by the many post there is a reward at the end of a long day of driving...
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:24 AM   #19
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The first thing I do when I have pulled into a site is to chock the wheels. The last thing I do before leaving a site is to un-chock the wheels. In between that is Un-hitch, Level, Stabilize, Check electric then hook-up (electric, water, sewer, cable...), Slides out, Awning, etc. In that order.

Someone else already posted make sure you have clearance for slide outs and awning when selecting your site.

I am a believer in checklists, but after you have done the process enough times it will become a habit.


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Old 09-19-2015, 05:49 AM   #20
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If the park does not have water at each site, the first order of business for me after registering is to fill the water tank. If I've never been to the park before I ask where the fill-up location is and get a park map. I've seen people driving all over parks looking for water because they never asked for the location(s). Everything else comes after that.
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