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Posted: 11/04/19 09:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Before we leave I fuel up my truck.
I put my 'Slinky Box' in the bed of the truck.
I put my 6x6 jack stands in the bed of the truck.
I put more White Lithium on the Ball and inside the hitch.
I hook up. Check the safety chains, and electrical connections.
I check the air pressure in my truck, and on my camper.
I check inside the camper to make sure everything is where it should be.
I lock my camper, and all hatches.
When my wife is in the truck, I make sure none of the Cats are under the truck or my camper, then we pull out of my yard.

I pretty much do each of these things every time.

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Posted: 11/04/19 09:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I check my tire air pressure on both trailer and suv (or motorhome) the day before.

I fuel up the day before when taking the trailer - like afidel, I'd rather not fuel up with the trailer attached.

Everything gets loaded the day before. I do the trip grocery shopping the day before.

I put a stop on my mail.

I also make sure I have at least one week's worth of meds (for me and Moose-dog) beyond the trip's needs. That allows us the ability to extend our trip. And the meds go in a lock box that helps block odors so Bat-dog doesn't find and eat Moose-dog's pain med.


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toedtoes wrote:

Dutchman, that is a handsome cat. How much bigger is he compared to those doglike creatures? [emoticon]


You joke but I've now owned two 18-19 pounds cats that can eat off the ~36" high counter top in the kitchen with their rear paws on the floor, significantly bigger than a lot of not-dogs I see these days =)


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Truck is gassed and all tires checked at least the day before departure.
Load the truck w/ whatever is needed for this particular trip the day before leaving. I have a checklist for this.
Load camper with supplies. Another checklist.
If taking a boat, there is a boat checklist.
Finally, there is a checklist we go over in the truck before driving off.
I have all the checklists on the computer desktop so they are easy to find, edit and print out. Then they join the reservations on a clip board.


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