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Old 09-28-2011, 12:25 AM   #11
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For what it is worth, here is mine...

There have been changes since I did this last June.
I need to update it again.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:34 AM   #12
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Herk - This may not come out right so please bear with me. Why such a detailed list for a seasoned RVer? Is it really a checklist that you use for every trip before hitting the road?

Anyway there were many good suggestions for items to have on hand.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:01 AM   #13
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All good pilots follow the checklist before EVERY take off. All GREAT pilots, follow it twice.

Herk, do I need to add anything?

Fellow aviator, but on a smaller scale with more limited budget.
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All good pilots follow the checklist before EVERY take off. All GREAT pilots, follow it twice.

Herk, do I need to add anything?

Fellow aviator, but on a smaller scale with more limited budget.
I think you omitted the landing.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:38 AM   #15
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Herk - This may not come out right so please bear with me. Why such a detailed list for a seasoned RVer? Is it really a checklist that you use for every trip before hitting the road?

Anyway there were many good suggestions for items to have on hand.
While I can't honestly say I run that checklist before every weekend camping trip, I do run it before we snowbird to Florida or trek to the west coast.

That way I refresh myself on where I stashed stuff and remind myself to check on lots of "can't easy find" things like Calgon Water Softener and Roof Sealant. Also I may not be around to tell the DW where I put stuff either.

Additionally, It has step by step instructions my DW can follow if I am "out of action" and she needs to bring it home alone for some reason. (Had to fly home for an emergency or GFB I got hurt).

I also remove anything that has not been touched or eaten for the camping season. I exclude "some" emergency tools from consideration (like the tire changing stuff and spare fuses and lights), but I have lightened my load considerably by removing the Radial Arm Saw and Milling Machine. (JK) .
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If I every have any issues, I sure hope Herk is close by. Looks like he has everything covered. Nice list!
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May need to return this trailer for a bigger one, oh yeah and a 3/4 ton tow vehicle.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:01 AM   #18
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We keep a camping list word.doc on our PC desktop.
Before any trip we print the list and lay it on the kitchen counter.
Items that are packed or not needed are marked thru.
When we walk out the door to leave the list must be completely crossed out.

It contains some food items and menu selections as well as what to pack.
Pots, pans, dishes, holding tank chemicals, TP are normally left in the trailer.
Tools including lug wrench remain in the TT or truck so they are not listed.

The list also reminds us to shut off things at home-- washing machine water,
hot water heater, turn thermostat up or down depending on the time of year.

The list is edited from time to time but always used!

We also have a pocket size notebook in the TT.
Any non listed supply or item that needs fixing, re-stocking etc. is noted
for next trip.
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If I every have any issues, I sure hope Herk is close by. Looks like he has everything covered. Nice list!
No one who camped close to me ever regretted it;
the reverse is not true however...
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While I can't honestly say I run that checklist before every weekend camping trip, I do run it before we snowbird to Florida or trek to the west coast.

That way I refresh myself on where I stashed stuff and remind myself to check on lots of "can't easy find" things like Calgon Water Softener and Roof Sealant. Also I may not be around to tell the DW where I put stuff either.

Additionally, It has step by step instructions my DW can follow if I am "out of action" and she needs to bring it home alone for some reason. (Had to fly home for an emergency or GFB I got hurt).

I also remove anything that has not been touched or eaten for the camping season. I exclude "some" emergency tools from consideration (like the tire changing stuff and spare fuses and lights), but I have lightened my load considerably by removing the Radial Arm Saw and Milling Machine. (JK) .
Thanks for sharing. I was just amazed at how detailed the list was (53 pages) but more so thinking that you check every item every time. From the start I could see where the listing could in handy for others to locate items. My camping style is different since I camp solo and so far only at places with hook ups.

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