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Old 03-21-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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Check lists

Looking for a comprehensive set up list. I usually follow a pretty standard pattern but I moved up to at 3295RK and an additional kid and I want to make sure I don't miss anything. Lists are a good thing and I hope someone out there has a good one to share.
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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Here are a few things to look at. Just remember after you get stated stick to the list and try not to get interrupted by the wife, kids, the new buddy you just made in the next camp site, or you will forget something.
You will need to make your own checklist that fitís youíre requirement on how you want to set-up and breakdown your tow vehicle.


http://www.rvnetlinx.com/htcklists.php3

http://rvbasics.com/techtips/departcheck.html

http://www.rvbookstore.com/checklist.html

http://www.usedrvs.net/checklist.html

Checklist for Leaving Home/Breaking Camp
Stow folding chairs & other outside items
Dump & Reset black & grey tanks
Drain/fill hoses stowed, caps on
Pressure regulator stowed
Furnace & A/C off
Water heater off
Secure all loose items
Stow shower & bathroom supplies
Empty & stow trashcans
Turn off refrigerator
Stow TV and TV shelf
TV antenna down
Secure all windows & ceiling vents
Water pump off
Cabinets closed & locked
Retract slide out
All lights & fans off
Water bottle for truck
Awning secured
Electric disconnected & cords stowed
Propane turned off
CATV/Phone disconnected
Wheels torque to required #
Hitches locked & secure
Jacks up & locked
Chocks removed & stowed
Lights & brakes checked
Pull rig off levelers and stowed
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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I use a checklist on one side of an 8.5 X 11 inch page and a log on the other. If you want to take a look at it, I have an Excel spreadsheet which you can modify at will. One side is "sheet 1" the other side is "sheet 2". Click the link below to see or download this spreadsheet file:

http://dwilliamson.com/RVchecklist.xls

If you'd prefer to look at a PDF file:

http://dwilliamson.com/rvcheck.pdf
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http://dwilliamson.com/rvlog.pdf

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Old 03-21-2006, 05:13 PM   #4
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I have an Excel spreadsheet for hook up and break down that I use and simplified so it goes to my Pocket PC. It is unique to us. And while others are a good starting point, I think everyone has to make their own for their unit and their family. IMHO. I also have a "Monty Stocked" spreadsheet that I check before each trip in case we have "borrowed" something from Monty. He sits next to our stick house so it is easy to borrow.
Happy trails.....................
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:11 PM   #5
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Don't forget the additional kid
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:09 PM   #6
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Want to reinforce your use of checklists. The only times I made errors was when I didn't checklist my tasks.
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Old 03-22-2006, 01:29 AM   #7
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Great information, David and Vernon. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:05 AM   #8
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David and Shirley, Thanks again for your list. I have made a copy , added a few things that apply to my set up and ran off a few to leave in the trailer. Moving a rig without a checklist can be an expensive mistake. Take care.
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Thanks for your response, Wrenchtraveler, we find the log especially valuable in keeping a record of our mileage and use of the Montana. When the page gets full we just bring it in and file it. We use it to keep a spreadsheet which carries a running total of our mileage and nights spent. As you will note, the spaces on the back side of the sheet refer to the corresponding checkout on the front side.

As I have said several times before, we use it only for "take off" and have not found a need for checklist on "landing." As a spreadsheet, modifications are easy when a need for additions, deletions, or corrections are observed in use.
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:55 AM   #10
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Great ideas and inputs. Thanks. I anticipate using checklists every time.
I even use checklists for tracking my checklists (I have "sometimers" disease - lol.
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:36 AM   #11
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Thanks for the list...great idea!
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:52 AM   #12
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Thank you all for your suggestions and lists. Always better safe than sorry.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:38 AM   #13
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Parrothead, "Monty Stocked" is a great idea ... that way I guess it's always ready to go whenever you are! Care to share some 'general' items that might be on that list?

Cheers!
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Here is the list - we change the food list each time we go depending on the plans and location.
Kitchen
Coffee
Coffee Pods
Paper Towels
Dawn
Napkins
Paper Plates
Trash Bags
Water
Coke
Wine
Foil
Baggies
Saran Wrap
Food
Wine Opener
Bathroom
Toilet Paper
Soap
Shampoo
Razors
Deodorant
Tooth Paste

Living Room
DVDs
CDs

Miscellaneous
Cameras
Film
Binoculars
Propane Tanks
Propane Little


Bedroom
Underwear
Shoes
Socks
Handerchiefs
T Shirts
Jeans
Sweatshirts

Brutus (Our Truck)
Laptop
Fuel
Water
GPS

Food List
Eggs
Bacon
Sausage
Soup
Steak
Happy trails........................
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Parrothead - Very helpful starting point for a stocking list.
Thanks so much for sharing.
These are the type of details that take time to develop on our own but which will save us many headaches as we start.
Keep smilin'.
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