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Old 06-23-2016, 03:16 PM   #11
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Mike837go - why don't you travel with the fridge on? Being level matters, stablity not so much. We have a Norcold and the manufacturer states that traveling down the road is no problem at all. At first I was hesitant but now I just travel with it running on propane the whole time. Now I don't have to rush around like a maniac hooking up electric and stuff immediately.
I've read the fridge manufacturer's documentation and understand how the sloshing while underway substitutes for proper leveling.

However, SWMBO and I agreed that driving down the highway with open propane tanks is simply unacceptable behavior.


Since leveling left-to-right has to be done before unhitching, 1/3 of the work is done by the time the truck gets turned off. Level front-to-back. Open the tanks while operating the jack. Drop the stabilizers. Then go inside and turn the fridge off for 3 seconds then back to gas. Listen for ignition. We're good!


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Old 06-23-2016, 04:17 PM   #12
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aah it will become automatic. It helps to delegate authority if one adult is not busy herding kids.
I have inside. He has outside.

The fridge on or off is a perennial favorite discussion.

But as pilots always follow printed checklists its best not to assume its automatic.. I have nightmares of the screeching of extended jacks.
Thanks for the list! Mine is a little shorter but yours more inclusive.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:59 PM   #13
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I put together a set of checklists for what I need to do with my TT.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-...GRaTWtGdlJ2R2s

Feel free to use. Comments/suggestions are welcome.
One comment about your Arrival checklist.
Plug in surge protector THEN shore power cable is too far down on the list.

I have pulled in to a site, only to find that the power box is completely bad.
I'd rather find that out before parked, unhitched, and leveled both directions.
only to have to redo all of that on another site.

I will make sure I am level laterally, but before I do anything, I plug in, and make sure my microwave light is on. It only works when on shore power, so I know the box is good. Then I proceed with everything else.
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One comment about your Arrival checklist.
Plug in surge protector THEN shore power cable is too far down on the list.

I have pulled in to a site, only to find that the power box is completely bad.
I'd rather find that out before parked, unhitched, and leveled both directions.
only to have to redo all of that on another site.

I will make sure I am level laterally, but before I do anything, I plug in, and make sure my microwave light is on. It only works when on shore power, so I know the box is good. Then I proceed with everything else.
Good point. I didn't put these in any particular order yet though.

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