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Old 05-03-2015, 07:47 AM   #1
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What's your set up routine?

We pull up to the site, DW jumps out and goes to the electricity post. She is watching to make sure I go back far enough and there is room for the slide out.when I stop I check side to side level that's over the pin (5er). Pull forward a bit to lay down what's needed to get level, back up, chock drivers side trailer tires, hook up electricity, unhook from truck, level front to back. DW puts out slides, I hook up water,turn on water heater, put down rear stabilizers, check fridge is ok, get two chairs, two beers my lovely wife and say, "damn, I got it good." Everything else gets done in time.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:10 AM   #2
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Sounds right to me buddy, mine would be Yuengling.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:13 AM   #3
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I just joined the Forest River Forum, but have been on the road for two years. It has been wonderful without too many issues for a beginner, but learning fast. I enjoy these posts. Yes Tin can sailor.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:15 AM   #4
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1. Back into site.
2. Get out checklist notebook.
3. DO EXACTLY WHAT THE CHECKLISTS SAYS. IN THE ORDER IT SAYS TO DO IT.
4. Make sandwiches.
5. Nap.

And leaving is pretty much the above in reverse order.
I used to have a word doc of the checklist on another computer but that machine died long ago...
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:24 AM   #5
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My setup is the same as Radio's except step 5 for me is get a beer.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:30 AM   #6
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My setup is the same as Radio's except step 5 for me is get a beer.
If I'm truly done driving for the day, the beer gets moved into the 2nd spot and all others moved down.
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Old 05-03-2015, 03:11 PM   #7
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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.

I than back-up the vehicle and trailer or pull thru depending on the site we have.

She is positioning me as we park the trailer in the proper spot. Insuring that the water, sewer lines and electric cable will reach the proper spot for hook-up. She also checks to make sure slides and awning will clear all obstacle when extended.

I will than drop front legs and install x-chocks between the tires. I will than un-hitch the truck from the trailer; if we stay for more than a day.

I will then check the power pedestal for proper voltage and amperage. Then the power cable is attached with the surge protector installed at pedestal and attached to camper.

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.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:10 AM   #8
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#1- Find the correct site#
#2- Stop in the road and disconnect the toad, holding up any traffic
#3- Go back in the camper and use the restroom
#4- Get a beer on the way out of the camper.
#5- Walk the site while drinking the beer to make sure that all is working.
#6- Go back in the camper and get another beer.
#7- Try to back the camper into the site without spilling the beer.
#8- Try again to get lined up and back in again.
#9- Pull forward into the road and Try again to get lined up and back in again.
#10- If I made it, Go back in the camper and get another beer.
#11- Hook up the water and electric and cable and sewer.
#12- Go back in the camper and get another beer.
#13- Set out the chair and drink my beer.
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#1- Find the correct site#
#2- Stop in the road and disconnect the toad, holding up any traffic
#3- Go back in the camper and use the restroom
#4- Get a beer on the way out of the camper.
#5- Walk the site while drinking the beer to make sure that all is working.
#6- Go back in the camper and get another beer.
#7- Try to back the camper into the site without spilling the beer.
#8- Try again to get lined up and back in again.
#9- Pull forward into the road and Try again to get lined up and back in again.
#10- If I made it, Go back in the camper and get another beer.
#11- Hook up the water and electric and cable and sewer.
#12- Go back in the camper and get another beer.
#13- Set out the chair and drink my beer.
You forgot to mention you left the toad crossways of the road!
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:38 AM   #10
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#1 park the car in front of the trailer.
#2 unlock the trailer doors.
#3
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