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Old 05-04-2015, 02:40 PM   #21
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Ok, so we've never done this before... I really like jaxfl's method, but wondering, "Can we drink wine?"
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:01 PM   #22
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I am pretty close jaxfl's method as well and yes drink is your preference. I pull up to site and verify good spot to back into. On way back to truck grab a beer from outdoor kitchen fridge. Wife sits on picnic table with glass of wine from truck(:0). I back in if any hazards I phone a friend, DW not much help.lol... Once in place see if boards needed and grab another beer if needed. Wife drinks wine on picnic table... Trailer level grab another beer wife drinks wine on picnic table... X chocks in, electric jacks down, awning and slides out, grab another beer, wife drinks wine on... throw down outdoor carpets set up two lawn chairs we toast wife sets up inside...
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:09 PM   #23
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Ok, so we've never done this before... I really like jaxfl's method, but wondering, "Can we drink wine?"
Yes you can drink wine. The beer is only to get me into the site, after I get set up, we drink Margaritas the rest of the weekend. Don't want o be intoxicated to park the rig.
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We have only set up twice, as we have just had our trailer for one month. I help my DH back in, looking to be sure the awning and slides will clear. Level with the Adersen levelers. Takes just seconds to get it right! Best purchase we have made. Unhitch from truck, put down stabilizers. DH plugs in water and electric while I put the stairs down and let out the awning and slide out. We don't do the sewer until we leave or they get full. So far we have just done it when we leave. If I've left anything out, it is because DH does it and I am not aware of it. We then get out the bikes and the Big Green Egg, and we are ready to camp!
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:28 PM   #25
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Ok Gripper you are my new hero! Can you train my DH?
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:56 PM   #26
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If I'm by myself:
Phase 1 - Back in... Level side-to-side... Chock the wheels... Plug in... Extend awning... Pull up a chair and have a beer.
Phase 2 - Unhook... Level front-to-back... Run down stabilizers... Extend slide... Have a beer.
Phase 3 - text wife that I just now pulled in... Have another beer.
Phase 4 - Make decision. Set up vs. Beer


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Old 05-05-2015, 08:55 AM   #27
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Ok Gripper you are my new hero! Can you train my DH?
Sure thing, next time I am in Texas
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:44 AM   #28
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I really like the beer component in all of the set ups. Essential component. First time I setup my fiver was in a poor down rain with no prospect for letting up for hours. That was miserable. I agree with everyone in that a routine that does not vary is essential.
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I am a little OCD on set-up and take down according to my DW.

When we arrive I walk the site first to see if this is level and or do I need to put boards out for the tires for leveling the trailer side to side.



The 6-point level system will then be activated first, with the slides being extended after the legs are down. I will then finish up install the water and sewer lines.

Forgive my ignorance but, why would you have to put out boards for the tires when the site isn't level if you have the six point leveling system?
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Forgive my ignorance but, why would you have to put out boards for the tires when the site isn't level if you have the six point leveling system?
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