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Old 03-19-2013, 03:40 PM   #21
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this is a great thread but it hasn't been added to lately. I'm certainly learning a lot reading these posts, so if anyone has anything else to add, please do. lots of newbies lately!!!

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #22
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Always bring an Road Atlas even if you have 3 GPS units :-)
Check you tire pressures on the TT and TV
Do two walk a rounds before you finally pull out to get on the road. I often find something to tidy up.
Do a light check on the TT and TV before leaving.
Do a brake check using your manual slide before you hit the main road.
Check you windshield washer fluid before each trip.
A 2' steel tube from an old bicycle or conduit can be handy for breaking lug bolts.
If you have a crank up antenna, make sure you have a reminder to lower before leaving.
If you don't need your propane on the road, I prefer to shut the valve off at the tank.
Make sure you have batteries, especially 9 volt if that's what your smoke alarm uses.

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Old 03-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #23
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Hang your TT keys on your antenna crank handle. You'll always know where they're at and when you grab them to lock up before going you'll be reminded to put the antenna down.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #24
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And whatever you do don't be a bonehead but if you are let us know, there's a section for that.lol
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:20 AM   #25
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I've learned too many things to even begin to mention them all, but the most important thing I've learned that hasn't been mentioned yet is to always have fun and make memories. Camping for me is the ultimate getaway from the real world; it forces me to slow down and appreciate things in a different perspective. Sunrises, sunsets, stars, "home-cooked" meals, laughter, nature. My biggest hope is to pull away from camp next time out and actually run over my cell phone and laptop, rendering them both useless. But then I'd probably get a flat tire or something.......Happy Camping!!

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