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Old 02-27-2014, 10:35 AM   #11
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Do a PDI on new camper.
Wait for the frost to get out of ground.
Unpack the shed.
Roll out the 'carpet' and set stairs in place.
Put up the screen house
Oh, yea, the last several can't happen dill the frost is out of the ground and the snow is gone -- hopefully by June!!!
We have sub-zero temps again!

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Old 02-27-2014, 10:45 AM   #12
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Great list. Nice to have the reminders of what needs to be done.

There was a great article in the latest Trailer Life that gave suggestions of what needed to be done to get ready for the summer camping season. DW is making a honey-do list based on that article. I will have her add ideas from this thread tom make sure nothing gets missed.

Now I just wish it would warm up enough for me to start working on all this. We are seriously thinking of storing the Creek down south somewhere next winter. That way we could just drive to it and take off from there.


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Old 02-27-2014, 10:46 AM   #13
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I just finished putting plexiglass on my screen door so we can leave it open with the heat or A/C on. It is removeable for the nice days.

Then i need to get a sliding/swivel TV mount for our new/old 32" TV for the Ent. Center (we bought a new 42" LED for the house and are putting the Old 32" in the trailer.

Then i will be getting a 50-30A adapter and a 30-20/15A adapter. I may even put a dedicated 15A outlet on the awning side under the trailer for my outdoor fridge and anything else with heavy amperage usage, electric skillet and such.

I am also looking at getting a new antenna. My old one doesn't bring in the stations like it used too. Looking at the Jack antenna system.

Then tires for the X and trailer before out Myrtle Beach trip in July!
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:49 AM   #14
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For me:

Oil changes for main engine and generator

Clean-up of minor dings and scrapes

Get generator running again

Wash & wax, then advertise it for sale.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:19 PM   #15
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Install two more batteries and three way switch.

Install inverter in bedroom.

Organize utility storage pocket up front. I want to put hoses, cables, etc into their own tubs for easy access.

Organize basement in a similar fashion.

Organizer in the pantry. Really, I'm not a neat freak by a long shot, but with it being nice and new I want to keep it that way.

Last item on my to do lost is ten nights camping before summer!'s not about being a neat freak at all. It's about being able to spend more time relaxing and enjoying camping. The neater you are, the less time it takes to set up and break down camp...and the more time you have enjoy life.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:26 PM   #16
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Dig out of the snow!
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:29 PM   #17
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Ya'll just bummed me out. I knew I had things I needed / wanted to do, but I was really just hoping to get in and go. The current plan is to camp 2nd weekend in March (weather permitting), I'll probably pull the TT along the garage a couple days early to go through some great ideas and reminders that have been posted here. Probably do the rest when we get back that weekend. Looking so forward to another great season!
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:59 PM   #18
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Wash her up after delivery and sitting on site
Park her in the permanent spot
Build deck
Eternabond all roof seams
Confirm all systems not tested in winter are working.
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Nights camped 2015 - 46
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:51 PM   #19
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Ours is to do a PDI when it gets delivered the middle of April and then hope and pray the snow and cold are gone by then! Please warm up.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:06 PM   #20
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Wash, wax, detail
Add a 110v dedicated outlet for space heater
Organize pass thru storage area (again)
Install some BAL stabilizer bars to stab jacks in rear
Make some sort of Flag pole mount

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