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Old 07-31-2011, 02:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Murphie View Post
I don't know if you guys do this but prior to going out of the cg I pull over and take a walk around the trailer and methodically look at the trailer for anything I forgot. This is when I caught the dumb things I did above.
Rarely will Don or I travel alone with the tt. So we have a routine we use. Everything on our list is checked by both of us (double check of each other). For example, hooking up... usually Don helps me back to ball, and he lowers the tongue on the ball (we have that amazing back-up camera and can use it alone for spot on hook-up if needed). ONce the tongue is lowered onto the ball, Don disconnects the sewer hose, and water connection then stows both while I finish the hooking up (WDH bars, brakes/elec, and chains). I then do an 8 count on the hookup to confirm I have everything from pin locks to WDH etc all hooked up. While I'm doing a final walk around, Don is double checking my hitch hook-up. Inside, we go over the check off list together (tv stowed, tv power switched pushed, antenna down, outside stove vent closed, heat/ac off, etc etc etc. Finally, I pull out of site and stop so Don can verify we haven't left anything and then does a "light check" to make sure brake/blinkers/etc lights are functioning. I like the double-check system. Since we've started that we haven't made any boo-boos!

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Old 07-31-2011, 06:06 PM   #12
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When I was learning to fly airplanes we were taught to use a checklist. Some people interpret the use of a checklist as not knowing what you're doing but familarity can sometime breed complacency and carelessness. Having and using a checklist that covers the important safety and expensive to fix items when RVing might be a good idea.

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