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Old 08-19-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Departure Checklist

I'm working on a checklist that I'm going to laminate & hang off the tranny shifter. It'll be a reminder of things to do before leaving. AFAIK, the items are TT specific, but if any of you have suggestions, be they for TTs or other rigs, post them as replies.

What I have so far:


BTW, I plan on reducing the font size before printing.

2011 Chevrolet K2500HD w/ Tekonsha P3 brake controller, Husky W/D hitch
2009 Rockwood 2106 Mini-Lite
Nights camped 2010: 21
Nights camped 2011: 17
Nights camped 2012: 8
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:16 PM   #2
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This is an old list that I posted on another group years ago.
There might be something on here that your list left out.
Or not!

This list is not all inclusive but is a starting point.
Most of these are obvious but you would not believe how
EASY it is to forget something.
I left my jacks down once-- it really bends your jack if
you drive off with it down!
Others have left the TV antenna up. Bad!

Add your own things to this list and use it every time!

(Things to do at the hitch area)
Hitch in the receiver and receiver pin LOCKED
Hitch on the ball and latched and LOCKED
safety chains attached
tail lights plugged in
Emergency breakaway cable attached to tow
anti-sway bar attached and TIGHTENED
front tongue jack all the way up
tongue jack wheel or foot pad stowed (if you use one)
Tail lights working?
LP gas tanks off if you're running refer on 12v
Front window rock guard down and latched
front and rear stabilization jacks all 4 UP

(Inside checks)
ceiling vents shut (unless you have maxxair covers)
nothing breakable left on table top or counter top
Microwave glass turntable stowed
TV antenna down all the way
Secure your TV or put it on the bed surrounded by pillows or
it WILL bounce off the shelf onto the floor!!
refrigerator set to LP or DC mode
water Heater off
water pump off (if a water line comes loose while
on the road you'll drain your water tank, flood
the trailer and burn up your water pump!)
You probably don't want to tow with the furnace on
All lights off inside trailer
All closet, bathroom and cabinet doors secure?
(open doors will swing wildly on the road and
bang opposite walls)
Trailer door double locked! (It's not uncommon
for the trailer door to work it's way open due to
vibration and trailer flexing so be sure and lock
the deadbolt too)

(Left side checks)
all windows shut
power cord stowed and door locked
fresh water hose stowed
stove vent latched (If you tow with the stove vent unlatched,
it will flap in the wind and break and fall out-- fairly common--
so be sure it's latched every time.)
waste water hose stowed and door latched
waste dump cover back in place (not dangling)
double check bath and/or front roof vents shut

(Right side checks)
all windows shut
door step in stowed position
awning completely stowed and latched
double check-antenna down

Remove wheel chocks
After you move a couple feet don't forget to
stop and get your chocks & leveling blocks (Lots of
folks drive off and leave their leveling blocks behind!)
After you stow the leveling blocks and wheel chocks
be sure the outside storage is locked!

Dan & Rita D
2004 5.3L Silverado 1500 ext. cab 2WD
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch, AirLift load levelers

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-38
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:24 PM   #3
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Choose your own order

Seriously : Hoses and Pressure reducer. I have three that I have found laying on the ground and one nicely placed on the picnic table where we were the next campers. Someone left a 15ft water hose on our site also. Still use it with a nozzle to rinse out my sewer hoses or I hook it up to the black tank flush connection to clean the tanks.
Check all lights, brakes, blinkers etc. Any time we tow we don't move until these are completely checked including the activation of the Brakemaster to the brake pedal in the toad.

2007 Georgetown 370TS

Driver: Charlie
Navigator: Sheri
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