Wife n I have lists with check boxes on our smart phones that we can check/uncheck and share with each other. We both can edit as we add items/ load items. No more "I thought you loaded that" conversations, well fewer anyway. We have lists for "needs", pre-flight checklist, and "what's in the tool bag".
Oh itís been fun since we first started pulling our 38í Jayco Eagle 5th wheel last year!!! Iím grateful to those who have answered our newbie questions here!
Hereís a few things weíve learned:
1) Obtain and use a surge protector when hooking up your RV to the campsiteís electrical systems. Outages and brownouts could fry your electrical system. Our surge protector paid for itself this weekend when the campground lost some power!
2) Use a water pressure regulator when hooking up to the campsiteís water; and donít forget to clean the screen.
3) If your campsite is elevated on one end (not level) you may need to put your truck in reverse (after the wheels are chocked and the landing gear is down) to relieve the pressure on the 5th wheel hitch kingpin or you may not be able to open the jaws to unhitch your RV. (Pressure on the kingpin wonít let you open the jaw).
4) if you have a short bed truck and a sliding 5th wheel hitch donít forget to slide the hitch into maneuvering mode for tight corners!!! (My husband blew out the back window in his F350 the very first time trying to back up the camper into our driveway.)
5) Have a 30 amp adapter handy in case the campground only has 30 amps and your RV is 50 amps.
Soon to be new TT owner. As for packing the fridge. Do we just load up our coolers as normal and then pack the fridge when we get to the site. Or pack the fridge with frozen bottles and cold stuff to help keep cool. WE have to keep it at a storage facility, so we can't cool down over night or in the morning prior to departure. Any info is helpful. Thanks