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Old 06-27-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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Was driving home from work tonight and was passed going the other way by a Cedar Creek 5er. They obviously didn't do a departure walk around. Their door steps were still out. Hope they don't do a turn too tight orpull into a tight spot, could cause some damage.

I am surprised sometimes at how manyTT's and 5ers I see on the road with windows orvents open,or TV antennas still up. Once saw an electrical cord dragging along behind a TT, no plug left on the end.

I always do a walk around before pulling out even when just stopping at a rest area for a break or to grab a beverage out of the fridge. Tho, I once went about 10 miles down the road with my slider hitch in the back position..Edited by: shoetravel
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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I do a walk around every time I stop. That being said I like to leave my doo grab handel out.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:12 PM   #3
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same here, although i did not look up one time....yup, you guessed it, the antenna was up.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:30 PM   #4
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I walk around checking everything, load the kids in the truck, and do one more walk around just in case the kids helped get ready. Once I was driving off and found the emergency exit window over the 5th wheel flying in the air due to a kid opening it up for me. Noticed it before any damage though.



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Old 06-28-2011, 12:06 AM   #5
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Have to agree, a quick walk around can save you from a lot of trouble. But on a good note, RVers are not the worst. We used to go to the boat ramp at the lake and watch people load and unload their boats. Talk about quality entertainment!!!
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:15 AM   #6
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I always do the walk and look,,,,, When I don't is the only time something is still open dang it.



Scott, That is one our favorite pass times when camping , Taking a lawn chair to the boat ramp and watching all that goes on. A lot of times we tell people we are divorce lawyers looking for work lol.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:02 AM   #7
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I walk around several times. ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS A DISTRACTION WHICH AFFECTS MY CONCENTRATION! I must check the hitch 3-4 times.



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I live next door to a state boat launch, it's great entertainment.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:05 AM   #9
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Check, double check and then check again, still miss something once in a while. Fortunately no major hickups so far.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:29 AM   #10
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I walk around the unit three times, than around one more times for the other stuff I left like surge protector those little water spliters that I now buy by the dozen. the Bal Chocks water hose. than when we check out at the ranger shed one more walk about

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I try to establish a routine. Do the same things in the same order every time. which includes double checking. Sometimes when distractions arise, I start over.
At first, I used to have a list of things to do attached on the inside of the baggage door. I've done it enough now, that I don't need the list anymore.

With the dog, we stop at least every 2 hours or better. At this time I check the wheels and wheel nuts-just by hand and the lights (4-ways).


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I do two walk around. Walk around just before leaving site and go to entrance of park and stop do another walk around with 4-way flashers on. be sure to check all lites.

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Frank,

I have a couple of extra of those Y water splitters that I have picked up along the way from previous site occupants that left them behind. Also have4 or5 of the brass water pressure attachments that I have collected.

Last year,I was all set up at the CG and my brother pulled into the site next to me. Hewas setting up and I heard him start cussin' that he must have left his water pressure regulator behind his last time out. I tossed him one of my spares and told him there were more out there like him.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:29 PM   #14
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It is just those little dog gone spliters, I even got a case of 12 that are bright yellow and will still forget them. Even though Janet and I ialk about it with in minutes before

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More good 'stuff'! Saw a motorhome on the road the other day, storage bin door swingin' in the wind!
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I did not secure my television once, and had it bang around over some rough roads for 5 hours. I was actually surprised it still worked. Till it got stolen.
We need to make sure the fridge doors are latched. A couple times we have forgotten and go in to find food strewn about. Luckily no big messes yet.
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I try to establish a routine. Do the same things in the same order every time. which includes double checking. Sometimes when distractions arise, I start over.
At first, I used to have a list of things to do attached on the inside of the baggage door. I've done it enough now, that I don't need the list anymore.

With the dog, we stop at least every 2 hours or better. At this time I check the wheels and wheel nuts-just by hand and the lights (4-ways).




We found out the list only works if you use it! I made a list for set up and take down for DH the other week. DH does outside takedown (TV antenna is on his list). He forgot to use the list and yup you guessed it, he left the antenna up! luckily a very nice man told us as we were pulling out so we got it down w/o a problem. THat could have gotten ugly.
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my list was on the luggage door where I store wheel chocks, blocks and cords so I seen it every time I packed something away. I also started with the list when we got our first camper because I was so scared of forgetting something.
Another camper seen it once and said "I don't need a list, I've been camping for years!" He drove away with his antenna up too!

DW never used her list either. She did the inside and I did the out..... when we got home I usually found the water pump and/or the hot water on
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I few years ago when leaving a campground somewhere

in TN a sign was posted at the departure to check

your antenna, etc. the last item was of course the

most important? "did you leave your wife".
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We use a check list. My wife reads off each item and does not go on until I acknowledge the complete of each action. Works very well.
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