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Old 05-04-2015, 01:40 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, 02:01 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, 02:09 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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Old 05-04-2015, 03:20 PM   #24
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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, 07:28 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, 07:56 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, 07:55 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, 09:44 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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Old 05-06-2015, 09:55 AM   #29
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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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Old 05-06-2015, 10:05 AM   #30
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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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Old 05-08-2015, 09:04 PM   #31
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I have a checklist that I use to setup and tear down, as I always seem to do something in the wrong order. I keep it in a 3 ring binder that has all my reservations, campground brochures I have collected, along with a map of the campgrounds, that I marked the sites I like.
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:14 AM   #32
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Thanks Uncle Spike! I've been looking for a list like yours. I had asked if anyone had a list like this when I tried to introduce myself on the Welcome page. No one responded. (No one even said hi ) We have progressed from tenting to a PUP to a hybrid that we are taking out for the first time May 15th. Happy camping!
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:49 AM   #33
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Sorry No one greeted you KateE. Sometimes the intro section kind of gets lost. You will find that as no indicator of how campers are. I have met some of the nicest people camping, always willing to help a person out and friendly.

This list was with my camper, and I modified it a few times.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:15 AM   #34
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After TOWTA ok'd the placement, the first thing I do is plug in and verify electric is good. No need to drag out anymore than that if power is not up to par. After that it gets unhooked and I finish sewer, water as the auto level takes over. Finish with slides and chairs, done deal. All takes about 6-7 minutes.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:56 PM   #35
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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.
I think I will make this my new routine. I just don't have the toad
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:10 PM   #36
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Check for clearance from trees, water faucet, power pedestal, etc. Then adjust for left - right level, (use boards or leveler blocks) Chock tires. Hook up electricity. Disconnect tow vehicle. Level front-rear. Open slides, connect water & cable. Sewer when ready to dump.
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:18 PM   #37
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Drive or back in depending on site. DH hits the leveller buttons I put the slides out. DH plugs in electrical (Provincial park no water/sewer). Chairs and carpet out. Run auto tune on tv's while enjoying first cold beverage. Toast each other and comment this is the easiest rig we've ever owned.


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Old 05-26-2015, 06:32 PM   #38
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Find my spot
back it in
get a beer out of fridge.
go back out and hit the auto level button
grab beer hook up electrical and water
open sllides grab beer
open awnings turn on outside stereo, get chairs out and have another beer.
If cold out make fire.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:10 PM   #39
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Anyone used the RV Checklists app for the iPhone? It works great!

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