Originally Posted by RetAFRVnW8
@Weezer, That's some great advice on the doors! I once saw a trailer going down the road with the door whipping back and forth and would hate to do the same. As for the hubs, how sensitve are the electric brakes on these things? I've towed with air and Hydraulic brakes but it's been a very long time since I've towed with electric. We're in NO hurry getting back so, OCD is just fine with me!!
We were new TT owners this spring after having several motorhomes.
I personally found for the brake controller that I parked on a hill with the trailer being on the downhill side. Then adjusted the the controller to JUST hold it with no help from the truck to get it set properly. Of course this depends on the type of controller you have.
On the first tow, have the windows down to HEAR if the trailer is locking up because you have the controller set to high. I know this somehow. LOL
For the list?
I personally do everything there is to do when getting ready to leave. Then I take a GOOD walk around the entire trailer and truck. Check the doors again. Look to make sure I picked up the chalks. Stand back a about 20 feet and make sure I put the antenna down. Then I go to the hitch.
Check the chains, double check that it is plugged in. ball is locked on.
As said before, being OCD, is a good thing about this stuff.
EVERY stop, I do a complete walk around. Check the hitch, check the hubs and doors.
Hope that helps and thank you for your service to our country!