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Old 09-27-2013, 08:53 PM   #11
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Just a couple more.

On more than one occasion, I have left the connector that fits into the park sewer line. Also easy to forget to cap the sewer outlet on tt after disconnecting sewer hose. Also if you have manually extending mirrors on tv, remember to pull them out before leaving with tt.

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Old 11-09-2013, 01:51 PM   #12
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Make sure your fresh water system has been flushed! We were a little surprised finding pink water !! We were all packed & ready to go. Our selling dealer assured us it was all ready to go.

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Old 11-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #13
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If the trailer you bought was winterized check all the valves going and coming from the water heater to make sure they are in the operating position vs winterization by pass.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:10 PM   #14
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Lock and BOLT your Travel Trailer doors. I was amazed that ours came open, even when we had it locked.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #15
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Use Google Docs to keep your list, that way you can access it from any device (even phone)
Get an electric heater (ceramic or radiator) to you can heat with park electricity rather than propane when on shore power
Check the propane tank levels before each trip
Bring head lamp flashlights. Costco sells sets of 3 for $15 -- makes for two hands free on night ops
Do all shopping for food before each launch (or repositioning) so when you arrive you are all set -- great if things don;t work out and you arrive after dark
Leave EARLY, drive 5-6 hours max and be done by 2:00 PM each day. Fatigue is much worse at night and setup at night is stressful
Make sure you bring water containers, especially up north. Some campgrounds winterize and don't have water hookups

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Old 01-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #16
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Thanks for the useful information, even though reading through this, there will probably be something forgotten the first time out for me, lol!!!
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:55 PM   #17
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If you have a hybrid, season those tents !!!
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:00 PM   #18
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I couldn't find out how to attach my pre-trip check list, so I listed our basic items below. Sorry, I'm new to this forum.
Camper Check List

Load into Camper Prior to Trip

Cash (money)
Jayco manuals and folder
Eye glasses and contacts
Metal detectors and extra batteries
Clothes (pants, shirts, underwear, socks, coats, jackets, hats, etc.)
Iphones and Ipad (chargers for all)
Cannon camera and charger
Fishing equipment (if near a lake) and fishing license
Sun tan lotion
Rain coats
Ear plugs
Maps, GPS (power cords, miniature speaker and power cord) for long trips
Rubber gloves (heavy and light)
Measuring tape
Personal knife
BBQ pit, charcoal, electric pit lighter, cooking utensils - put in truck
Long and short extension cords
Orange safety cones
Folding table - put in truck
Lawn chairs - put in truck
Sewer and both water hoses
Step stool (tall one used on the boat)
Rusty's (our dog) stuff - bed, water/food (dry & can), bowls & stand, toys, two leashes, meds, copy of rabies shots)
Our medications and medical info
Deck of cards, Ole Sol games, harmonica, guitar, etc.
Cups and mugs
Plates and bowls
Dinner knives
Mixing bowls and spoons
Pot and pans
Matches and lighter
Cleaning supplies, sponges
Napkins, paper towels and clean rags
Dish soap, bathing soap, hair shampoo and conditioner, etc.
Wash cloths (4), shower towels (4), and hand towels (4)
Tupperware, Ziplocks bags and/or aluminum foil
Can opener
Mosquito and chigger repellant
Tool box, bucket, rope
First aid kit
Flashlight (check batteries)
Toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex
Fan for noise at some campgrounds
Mugs - cold and hot
Pillows, sheets, blanket
Leaf blower and extension cord (clean off top of slide out)
Basic Food Items
Cooking oil
Salt, pepper, spices
Sausage (breakfast and German)
ET's coffee
Orange juice
GT's coffee
Miracle whip
Luncheon meat
Sugar (or substitute)
Dr. Peppers
Steak, hamburger meat
Jello or apple sauce
Bean dip
Salad dressing
Hamburger meat, steak, chicken
Bottle water (medium and gallons)
Bag of ice
Mechanical Check List
Check air in camper tires, torque wheel lugs (after each trip), outside running and backup lights, brake lights
Turn on refrigerator the day before trip to cool and load food day of trip
Check 12 v battery charge
Cover outside openings to keep rats and bugs out.
Check all fluids, tires, etc. on truck
Close all vents (oven) and windows if opened
Put away all lose items inside trailer
Turn off furnace while traveling
Turn off propane while traveling, unless being used by refrigerator
Sanitize clean water system
Latch drawers, cabinets, and doors
Turn off interior lights and appliances
Disconnect cable for TV and lower the TV antenna
Retract slide-out
Refrigerator - set to gas or turn off
Turn off water heater and two switches on panel
Empty black and grey holding tanks
Retract awning and secure for transport
Retract steps
Retract leveling jacks and blocks
Water hose and electric cord unhooked and stored
Lock both doors
Clean off slide out with blower
Walk around trailer and truck to make sure everything is stored away and all outside compartments are closed and LOCKED before traveling.
Test brakes during slow travel, turn on Ford truck Tow Haul and Sway Control
Return Home - unload all food, open refrigerator door (baking soda), remove all trash and clean sink, bathroom etc. Remove sheets and other items that need to be washed. Open all cabinets and drawers.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:06 PM   #19
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That's a great list.. I have learned over the years to keep everything in the rv. Our 5'er is completely stocked with everything except food. All we have to do is hook up and go.
I am going to get a list started just for back up tho.. LOL
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:14 PM   #20
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Texas Camper, can you email me that list please?


Thank You

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