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Old 11-14-2015, 01:23 PM   #1
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5er pull out check list

This list seems to go on forever but it really doesn't take too long to do. I wrote it for my fifth wheel but it could be easily modified for any trailer.

If you think I missed anything let me know and I will add it if necessary. Feel free to copy and use it if you wish.

CHECK LIST FOR 5TH WHEEL

put away things in trailer, coffee pot, ect...
put food & drinks away
make list of needed items so I can stop on way out
bedroom tv stored, alarm clock in drawer

check tire pressure and wheel lugs
close awning
make sure TV antenna is lowered
toulet seat down
ac or furnace off at thermostat
pull in slide
put in slide locks
chock wheels

raise stabilizers
drop tailgate
level kingpin and hitch
back up and lock pin in hitch
hook up emergency electric brake cable
raise trailer levelers
hook up trailer plug

check trailer lights
do pull test, make sure pin and hitch are locked

raise tailgate
remove wheel chocks
be sure refrigerator switched to gas and working properly
check propane levels
check black & gray tank levels, empty if necessary
put sewer hoses away

make sure valves are closed, caps are on
add 5 to 10 gallons fresh water if needed
disconnect water line, secure
disconnect electric line, secure

shut inverter off
if needed make sure generator is secure
raise steps
all compartments closed and locked
traiiler door locked
leash and water in truck for dog
finial walk around
check oil and fuel in truck


adjust brake controller on way out
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:28 AM   #2
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Looks good. I'm curious about the "chock wheels" item- don't you chock the wheels before you unhitch/when setting up camp?
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:26 AM   #3
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I for got my check list and my TV antenna had to be replaced. LOL
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:09 AM   #4
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We use a check list also but they are broken down for inside and outside items.
Now for those us who have a residential refrigerator we have to turn on the inverter to power the refrigerator when not hooked up to shore power. Lock doors in place bathroom/bedroom and shower door. Secure chairs if required.
Put kitchen sink covers on sink. Install tension rods in refrigerator and secure doors.


Another item is to turn on the exhaust brake if equipped on your truck and engage tow/haul.
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:48 AM   #5
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Looks good. I'm curious about the "chock wheels" item- don't you chock the wheels before you unhitch/when setting up camp?
Yes you do or at least should. The reason I added it to this list is because when at home my trailer sits on level ground so I often remove them when checking tire pressure, greasing the bearings or checking the brakes.

I chock the wheels when getting ready to hook up the hitch. I don't want the trailer rolling away when I am trying to lock the king pin in place. Thanks for asking, I forgot to remove the wheel chocks.

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Old 11-15-2015, 10:51 AM   #6
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I for got my check list and my TV antenna had to be replaced. LOL
Ouch! That had to hurt! A 2 to $300.00 mistake?

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We use a check list also but they are broken down for inside and outside items.
Now for those us who have a residential refrigerator we have to turn on the inverter to power the refrigerator when not hooked up to shore power. Lock doors in place bathroom/bedroom and shower door. Secure chairs if required.
Put kitchen sink covers on sink. Install tension rods in refrigerator and secure doors.


Another item is to turn on the exhaust brake if equipped on your truck and engage tow/haul.
Good items for some to add. I do the sink cover when I put things in the kitchen away. I don't have a table in this unit but wish I did. I may chang that. My doors are always closed.

I did add disable overdrive. Don't need to go to tow/haul for a while, have a lot of flat land before I hit any decent size hills or mountains.

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I changed the reference for the generator to read "install or remove generator, depending on trip". and moved it to near the top of the list. I removed the reference ear the bottom of list sense it would be done earlier. Also added "check gas and oil I generaor, put extra gas in truck bed".


This is my preference ad may not be yours. You may not have a generator.
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secure shower door
secure dinette chairs (if you have)
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Thanks so much

This is a great list - I just took possession of my first rv of any sort and have been jotting down notes to try to form a checklist. Drove home last week from the dealer annoyed that I could not see my friend's car following us. Halfway home (just under 100 miles) my co-pilot asked if my mirrors don't extend. I will add that to this great list. Thanks again!
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