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Old 03-25-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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what would be on your checklist????

me and my wife just pulled the trigger on a new 22FB, and while learning how to do everything we were talking about a checklist to make sure we did every trip. what would your list consist of???
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:41 PM   #2
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I would make a list of everything you need to pack for each trip.....its easy to forget things behind
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:01 PM   #3
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We sold our old camper to a couple that has never owned a camper so I made a couple check list, one for hooking up to truck and getting ready, one for setting up once you get to the campground, one for packing up to head home, and what to do once you get back to storage, it really is a four step process and a lot to remember till you get the hang of it and know the camper inside and out
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If you leave it at a seasonal site... put on that list to not leave your clothing behind when your leaving and won't be back for 4 weeks.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:19 PM   #5
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Do a google search for camping lists and rv setup lists. I keep both lists on my phone as well as my computer.

Here is a sample of my setup for the rv

SETTING UP
Verify side level
Set chocks
Remove hitch, wiring harness,chains from TT
Level front to back
Set stabilizers
Make sure faucets, etc are turned off
Hook up power
Hook up water
Make sure water heater is full
Turn on water heater
Turn on gas
Open all stove, bathroom, etc vents

Open can of my favorite beverage
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:27 PM   #6
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My big one that always seems to get me on the final walk around is "make sure the antennae is down"!
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Do a google search for camping lists and rv setup lists. I keep both lists on my phone as well as my computer.

Here is a sample of my setup for the rv

SETTING UP
Verify side level
Set chocks
Remove hitch, wiring harness,chains from TT
Level front to back
Set stabilizers
Make sure faucets, etc are turned off
Hook up power
Hook up water
Make sure water heater is full
Turn on water heater
Turn on gas
Open all stove, bathroom, etc vents

Open can of my favorite beverage
Thanks for the Google tip - I did and found a bunch of great sites with comprehensive lists.
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2 items I've forgotten until I put them on my "Before leaving the campsite" list: Turn off the water heater and latch the stove hood vent cover.
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I didn't put my complete list earlier, but here are a couple more items as well.

1. What Brownie and Whistler said
2. Check tire pressure
3. Check brake, turn signals
4. Close all windows
5. LOCK door
6. Make sure all inside cabinet doors are secure and all items are put away.

I DETEST having to pull into a gas station to fill up or get snacks while pulling the TT. If at all possible I make sure we have enough gas to get home without stopping. Make sure the kids have their snacks and drinks in the car.. I need to make sure I have my Dr. Pepper ready to go as well.

If we are going to a new place, my wife and I always try to scout out a truck stop or large gas station on the way so we will know where we can stop on the way back if we need to pull over for gas, etc..

These lists do seem long and complicated, but they work and after a few times you get the hang of it pretty easily.

Don't get cocky either.. Oh.. I've done this 5 - 10 times.. I don't need my list anymore... Yea.. well remember that when you are dragging your water hose or electrical cord down the road behind you... :-)
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Don't get cocky either.. Oh.. I've done this 5 - 10 times.. I don't need my list anymore... Yea.. well remember that when you are dragging your water hose or electrical cord down the road behind you... :-)
LOL! Roger that, Tex!
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