When we had our 5er, we always used a setup/breakdown checklist. It had every step, no matter small. It helped eliminate errors and accidents.
We are looking for a list for the TC. I've checked through the lists on this forum, but haven't found one. We're new at the TC camping, so would appreciate any helpful info. Do's and don'ts so to speak.
We know one important factor is not to hurry and use common sense, but I to have a reference. It served us well with the 5er.
2011 Adventurer 910FBS,Torklift tie downs,Fastguns & Wobbl-stopprs
2012 Dodge 3500 DRW 6.7L CTD, 4x4, LB,CC,6 speed auto,3.73 axle, General 17" on/off road
2008 Lund 1825 Explorer Sport,115 Merc,9.9 kicker,Torklift Super Hitch,42" Supertruss
USAF ret E-9&E-7
For me, short list. Walk through TC, looking for anything that can fall. Check latch on fridge, latch on one drawer and bathroom door. Check antenna to insure it is down. Walk around the truck, after raising the jacks, looking under the truck on both sides. The wife will do this one or two times, as will I. Only thing we ever overlooked was the fridge latch, had scrambled eggs. Check the door on the TC to insure it is latched, before driving off. I typically stop within a couple of blocks, look in the door of the TC to double check.
no writen list for me either. i always do a walk around looking and i hand touch every door latch, jacks and tie downs. i get that phsycal and eye sight working together. hey, things are on my mind, like where to camp next?
oh, i do put a tag inside my windshield on the drivers side reminding me of my clearance height.
I use a list and Margaret checks that I followed it otherwise... when climbing up ladder to check no junk on the slide topper I note the antenna is still up. Going back down to pull in ant note that the flag is still up. Take it down & put inside, pull the slide in, go out side raise the jacks. After disconnecting the hose and shore cord if used drive the truck off blocks if used. Do a quick walk around check cabinets, check tie downs, get into the truck to leave..."Did you get the antenna"...
Im a creature of habit-somthing breaks the routine-soemthing doesnt get done.
As too list would be simular to your last list? We actually have 2, one very large list that covers stuff we pack & etc. Other one is a post card with the few critical things, antenna down, slide locks in, Keys not left in back door...cord hoses in, windows & vents closed. Seems something else but Margarets not here to ask
I'm a firm believer in not using written check lists. Heck I would lose it within 2 minutes writing it up anyways.
Jacks up, awning up and locked, chocks and leveling blocks put away, doors and cabinets shut and locked, fridge on propane, water pump off. drive away
That's the list I used the time I drove down the highway with the slide open. LOL!
Yeah but I don't have a slide out on my TC so it works...lol
I do not have a slide either, but if I did, I would run into it when I walked around the Truck/TC.
In my Army days, we were told repeatedly, walk around and look under you vehicle before taking off. It was a requirement. I was in the motor pool, as a Wrecker Operator of a 5-ton Wrecker. We were on a field exercise. A MP came to our camp area, strutting like a peacock. He was a known jerk. Someone attached a chain to my wrecker, and to his jeep. He did not look anywhere, just jumped in his jeep, spinning his tires throwing rucks, dirt and dust all over. Well, the chain was only about 25 to 30 feet long. You never seen a Jeep stop so fast. His helmet almost went through the windshield. It did bust it up. I been looking under and around my vehicles ever since then, never know when I might be hooked to an MP.