Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2017, 06:22 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 577
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenandterry View Post
Yup......we've got our routine too.

It's affectionately called the "Blue list" and "Pink list".

Then we check with each other before take off.
We also have our own checklists. I really like the blue and pink lists!

Marty
__________________

__________________
2016 Rockwood 2703WS Sapphire
2011 F150 Ecoboost SCAB/3.55
Martsing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 06:37 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
m35a2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 637
Good advise about the checklist.

I've found that my blunders usually occur when someone or something distracts me, or if I let myself get in a hurry. The second one I can control so I just try not to put myself in that position. I don't use a checklist but I'm going to start.
__________________

__________________
-- My wife complains I never listen to her. Or something like that.

2017 Heritage Glen 368RLHBK Limited
2017 Ram 3500 4x4 Crew, 6.7 Cummins
m35a2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 06:54 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
DouglasReid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Maurice, LA
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjshiflet View Post
Ditto - to the point where once I was picking up our previous trailer from the dealer and a well meaning service guy started talking to me, so I stopped and talked. He encouraged me to keep working while we talked, and I told him "No thanks, I'd rather make sure I don't miss any steps. I don't allow myself to be distracted during the hookup service."

He took the hint, wrapped up the conversation and stood silently watching the remainder of the process.

Too many things can happen - and generally I work outside and the DW works inside when we're packing up. She's got her list of things in there, and the outside things are my responsibility.
X2^^^^We use precisely the same division of responsibilities, it makes sense to us too!

Perhaps the Service guy learned something too. Ive been at this a long time and never stop learning.
__________________
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL, Maxxis 8008s Load rating E, TST 507 TPMS w/ Flow-thru Sensors & Repeater, Reese Sidewinder 16K Pin Box
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Diesel, Futomo Oil Drain Valve, Turbo Brake activated in Idaho Rob Heavy Tow Tune, 39 gal Aux Tank W/ Fuel Pump transfer, Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 air bags.
DouglasReid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 07:15 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
mblee21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 131
The only times I have made mistakes is when I am distracted. My 10 year old son loves to help me do things and a the couple of times he has help me tear down I have overlooked something. I finally just had to say nobody helps me tear down. He helps me setup so he is good with that. Most of the time if my wife and I drive seperate, I just send them onto the house so I can be by myself and take my time.
mblee21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 07:34 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Fluffywhitedogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Burlington, ON
Posts: 282
Made a mistake

Distraction is definitely bad. I camp alone, and often, both strangers and friends try to be helpful. I always struggle to say "no thanks" without offending. But if I save time by having help, I just end up spending it by triple checking because I feel like I've forgotten something! I get shoved out of my "zone"
__________________
Carmen and the pack
2015 Coachmen Clipper 17BH
2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport V6
Fluffywhitedogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 08:23 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
DouglasReid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Maurice, LA
Posts: 1,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by mblee21 View Post
The only times I have made mistakes is when I am distracted. My 10 year old son loves to help me do things and a the couple of times he has help me tear down I have overlooked something. I finally just had to say nobody helps me tear down. He helps me setup so he is good with that. Most of the time if my wife and I drive seperate, I just send them onto the house so I can be by myself and take my time.
My suggestion is to get him involved with the tear down list as well, teach him that there is a sequence and get him interactive. He will LOVE to learn "how it is done" from his dad.
__________________
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL, Maxxis 8008s Load rating E, TST 507 TPMS w/ Flow-thru Sensors & Repeater, Reese Sidewinder 16K Pin Box
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Diesel, Futomo Oil Drain Valve, Turbo Brake activated in Idaho Rob Heavy Tow Tune, 39 gal Aux Tank W/ Fuel Pump transfer, Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 air bags.
DouglasReid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 08:23 AM   #17
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 4,885
We've all made some kinda mistakes either from being distracted when performing our routine or just getting in a hurry and skipping a step.

Each person has their own routine of doing things, and me being the helpful person that I am, want to help, but I know enough to know that I can be more hindrance than help, so if I see someone that looks like they're struggling I just go over and tell them that I'd love to help if they need it, but I don't want to be in the way, just holler if they want any help. And then I get back out of the way.

I also don't watch them because that makes some people nervous.
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 08:31 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
BandJCarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Between Pickles Gap and Toad Suck, AR
Posts: 4,600
I absolutely detest threads with titles like "Made a Mistake". And no, I ain't saying why.
__________________
"Next to prayer, fishing is the most personal relationship of man" Herbert Hoover
"American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God"Lewis Grizzard

FROG AR-0019-242
2016 GMC Denali 3500Dually--2017 CC 36CKTS
BandJCarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 08:33 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenandterry View Post
Yup......we've got our routine too.

It's affectionately called the "Blue list" and "Pink list".

Then we check with each other before take off.
it's such a necessity...
RV_Fan44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 08:39 AM   #20
Pickin' & Campin'
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 6,766
It happens and hopefully we all learned...
That 'final walk around' before you jump in to head out, is invaluable.
__________________

__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '15=22 '16=46 '17=30 '18=21
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 AM.