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Old 08-01-2016, 06:01 AM   #1
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In Case you FORGOT!!!

WOW...it is August 1st ALREADY!!!!

It is

TIME TO CHECK YOUR:

- Battery voltage!!!
- Battery(s) water level!!!
- Batteries terminal connections!!!
- Pull the main 30Amp fuse if in storage!!!
- CLEAN the AC air FILTER!!!
- LP tank Levels!!!
- TT Tire Pressure!!!
- TEST CO alarm!!!
- TEST SMOKE detector!!!
- TP (stock up)
- Replace your PEPPERMINT oil in your storage compartments.
- Enough BEER in Fridge!!

Have a GREAT day!!!

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After our 6 week winter trip south, I clean out the storage area in our White Hawk and the wife empties the fridge and all food stuff inside. After a good general cleaning inside and out, the TT gets to rest out back. That way before the next trip I have to reload everything that gives me a chance to check the storage totes, tool box, and the mechanical systems. I use a check list similar to yours in the process. To it I add going over my wish list and do any mods that I wrote down on the last trip and get after any that I hadn't gotten too in the Spring.

With all that, we generally plan our first stop at a WallyWorld to pick up anything we may have overlooked. Its pretty typical to have 3 or 4 things we left at home by the time we make the first fuel stop.
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..... Its pretty typical to have 3 or 4 things we left at home by the time we make the first fuel stop.
How well I know that..
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After our 6 week winter trip south, I clean out the storage area in our White Hawk and the wife empties the fridge and all food stuff inside. ...snip... Its pretty typical to have 3 or 4 things we left at home by the time we make the first fuel stop.
We work from the exact opposite side of the problem. Other than fresh food, the TT stays fully stocked year round. Over the winter, the linens and blankets are sealed in plastic. Books are kept near the bed and toilet. I even have a razor that lives in the TT.

So, if there is anything we forgot. It might get bought, but usually we'll just have to do without.

Except marshmallows. Can NOT camp without marshmallows!
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Being a new RV owner why the Peppermint Oil in the storage compartment?
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Being a new RV owner why the Peppermint Oil in the storage compartment?
True peppermint oil is suppose to keep the mice away. I have not tried it yet, but my Cousin swears by it. Some day I'll give it a try.
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We work from the exact opposite side of the problem. Other than fresh food, the TT stays fully stocked year round. Over the winter, the linens and blankets are sealed in plastic. Books are kept near the bed and toilet. I even have a razor that lives in the TT.

So, if there is anything we forgot. It might get bought, but usually we'll just have to do without.

Except marshmallows. Can NOT camp without marshmallows!
X2 or close to it. Always close to being stocked and ready to go. Toss in the food, cloths, and hook up.

Tires are always checked the day we depart. My new Carlises have only needed about 2 psi added to them this whole year. My old TowMax had to be topped off every trip.

Very good reminder about the water level in the batteries. I saw my spare battery last night and thought I should check both batteries.
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True peppermint oil is suppose to keep the mice away. I have not tried it yet, but my Cousin swears by it. Some day I'll give it a try.
I have never found anything that kept the mouse away 100% except traps outside the TT that are inspected regularly. But then again I live in the woods so forest mice are really common here...
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