Never thought that I would need a checklist, but in the last couple of years my wife and I have (1) brought in the slides before checking that the space between was clear, (2) driven off with steps down, (3) driven off forgetting our 2x12 leveling boards, (4) pulled away forgetting that our rear stabilizers were down! That last one in April cost about $250 for a new set of stabilizers. Enough was enough!
My checklist for fifth-wheel has 32 items. Yours may have a different number. (Mine has "load Tailgater dish" and "load Honda generators", for example.) I put the printed page inside a plastic page protector (also called sheet protector) and keep it on a clipboard. DW and I check off each step as we do it using an erasable marker. There are three sets of steps: "Inside", "Outside", and "In truck" (which covers hooking up to the fifth-wheel).
My wife is the official "enforcer", seeing to it that every line gets checked off. Especially the line "rear jacks up" before I start to hook up.
yeah I've had a couple of small oops when pulling the trailer out. Forgetting to remove the wheel chocks, I've done that a couple of times. Making a list probable wouldn't be a bad idea.
07 Toyota Tacoma,Double Cab, Max Towing 6,500lbs GCWR 11,100lbs
2011 Jayco X20E, Pro Series 800lb Weight Distributing Hitch
Husky Sway Bar, Prodigy Electronic Brake Control
McKesh Mirrors (18,500 miles towing on my Tacoma)
I don't use a checklist but the last thing we do before pulling out of a space is to do a complete walkaround. Both the wife and I.
Once I pull out, my wife does a walk around the site and checks the faucet to make sure the Watts regulator has been removed
Then she catches up in the toad and we hookup. Once the toad is hooked up, she again double checks my connections.
hershey - albuquerque, nm
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My wife does all the driving - I just get to hold the steering wheel.
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Expedition - Chevy Equinox
After we think we have checked snd put away everything, we do two walk arounds, first looking up, clearance lights, ANTENNA, etc. Second looking down for things out of place, compartment doors not closed, hookups, toad connections etc. Now we pull off the site, park safely on side of roadway and then go back and walk around the site for anything left behind, including garbage. Double check on lights while walking back to RV, then confidently leave knowing that nothing has be left behind or will fall off the MH while driving.
Beverley and Ken
2006 Winnebago Outlook 29B E-450.
2012 Honda CR-V AWD
Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar and Brake Buddy Vantage.