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Old 12-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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OK, first you have to understand that I fly, and as such am used to using checklists for most everything (as we get older, memory starts to suck and I can hide my own Easter Eggs ).



Anyone have any checklists they use for Hook up, Set - Up, Winterizing, etc that they could share with a Newbie ? I'm familiar with winterizing boats, but I'm sure I'll miss something on the coach that I hadn't thought of.



Thanks in advance for all help and suggestions !!
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Vaughan,

I think it was Steve (aka travelinanderson) that had a good list for winterizing your unit if you check some of his posts. Just like flying, while I'm hooking up or unhooking I don't let someone distract me with chatter. The one piece of advice I give everyone is to ALWAYS check the handle of the 5th wheel and ALWAYS shine a flashlight at the jaws of the 5th wheel before you drive off.

For 20 years I drove and taught people how to drive big trucks and there was always somebody dropping a trailer that they swore was hooked up. This became VERY serious with baffle-less tankers.

Sort of like those 3 green lights on the control panel of an airplane, check them....check them and then check them again.....there's no point in shining up the bottom side of the airplane.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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Vaughan,

We also use checklists for everything in the marine industry.

I have to take a driving test for a BClicence endorsement and am planning on developing a series of checklists for the pre-trip inspection and all procedures with the coach. Planning to start developing them next month and don't mind sharing when the first draft is complete.

Also would appreciate copies of anything you have. Email addresscardinalpoints.marine@shaw.ca
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Vaughan, My wife found all kinds of check list on the net. We have a couple printed out and have yet made one that works for us. The biggest thing is don't get distacted while unhooking or hooking up. You will not know what you miss, my wife and I missed that the tail gate was up when we unhitched. Yea you can imagine what happened next. Some yelling and $2500 later a new tail gate. Oh well happens to everyone, we are hoping this is our biggest problem
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Be sure to check tires and air them up cold...also check air pressure on tri glide (60 to 70 lbs ) when trailer is attached to tow vehicle
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Vaughan, My wife found all kinds of check list on the net. We have a couple printed out and have yet made one that works for us. The biggest thing is don't get distacted while unhooking or hooking up. You will not know what you miss, my wife and I missed that the tail gate was up when we unhitched. Yea you can imagine what happened next. Some yelling and $2500 later a new tail gate. Oh well happens to everyone, we are hoping this is our biggest problem
Learn to laugh at yourself and silly mistakes. If you do the same thing twice.....see a doctor.

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:45 PM   #7
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My hubby is working on an RV checklist app for the iPhone. I will let you guys know when it's ready!
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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Thanks golfgal...good idea
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golfgal,



On your App, #1when you "Arrive" should be "Did you drop the tailgate?" Ha Ha.



So easy to unplug, unlock the hitch and then drive forwardwithout dropping the gate. It looks so "normal" when it's closed. I scratched thetop of minelast Summer (and got away for a $59 molding), but several here have been even more 'unfortunate'.



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I like the idea of a checklist on a smart phone because you usually always have it on you. Unfortunately I have an Android system. Is anyone out there working on a checklist for Android phones?
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