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Old 12-03-2014, 01:54 PM   #15
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OK Frank, you asked for it!


ARRIVAL
INSIDE CHECKLIST
  • Turn off inverter after shore power is connected
Check refrigerator for AC operation
  • Turn on air conditioners if needed
Hang clock
  • Table lamp
Release sliding door latches
  • Release closet door latches
Release shower door catch
  • Plug in mattress pad heaters (AFTER inverter is turned off!)
Raise TV
  • Turn off tire pressure monitor
Purge air from water lines
  • Turn on water heater (AFTER shore power is connected and lines purged)
. Put down rugs in bedroom, kitchen, and LR (after slides are out)

ARRIVAL

OUTSIDE CHECKLIST
  • Park and turn off engine
Connect shore power
  • Check slideout awning billow locks
Put on tire covers
  • Unlock storage bay doors
Extend main awning
  • Extend slides
Dump air
  • Level coach
Put down outside mat
  • Connect freshwater hose to spigot, flush, connect to MH
Connect sewer hose
  • Connect black tank flush hose
Connect TV cable (if needed)
  • Activate satellite dome OR install portable dish
Install sign and light
  • Install outside lights
Clean bugs off front of coach


DEPARTURE INSIDE CHECKLIST
  • Turn on tire pressure monitor
Unplug mattress pad heaters
  • Turn off water heater
Roll up rugs in bedroom, kitchen, and LR
  • Store table lamp
Store clock
  • Put recliners in position for slide to retract
Lock down sliding doors
  • Put shower hose in clip and latch shower door
Close and latch closet doors
  • Latch pantry slide
Lower TV
  • Push table in
Turn off air conditioners and furnace
  • Check refrigerator for AC operation AFTER shore power is unplugged


DEPARTURE OUTSIDE CHECKLIST
  • Dump & flush black tank
Dump gray tank
  • Put water & chemical in black tank
Wash out sewer hose and store
  • Store sign & light
Store tire covers
  • Store outside lights
Store satellite dish
  • Store TV cable
Turn off satellite dome
  • Pick up trash on site
Clean windshield
  • Fill freshwater tank
Disconnect and store freshwater hose and “Y” fitting
  • Remove & store slideout awning supports
Start engine, let air pressure build up, and set air bags to “Travel”
mode

  • Check tire pressures
Turn off engine
  • Retract slides, THEN main awning
Turn on inverter
  • Disconnect shore power
Hook up toad
  • Do transmission procedure on toad
Lock storage bay doors
  • Store outside mat
Check lights on toad

As you can see, the lists did not copy right, but you can figure it out!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Wonderful!

We leave the inverter on all the time. It only operates when power drops. The rest of the list is great! I did read a story where a guy let his wife at a fuel stop. Didn't know she got out. Thought she was in the back resting. moment.
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Laugh at checklists if you wish but pilots use them all the time regardless of the hours they have in the seat
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:10 PM   #17
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I recently found a great smartphone app called RV Checklist.

It has 3 separate checklists, Departure, Arrival, and Camping Preparation. You can check off items and close out of the app as you go, and it keeps track, and you can customize, add or delete items.
Use the same app, easy to modify--Great.

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Old 12-03-2014, 04:13 PM   #18
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Laugh at checklists if you wish but pilots use them all the time regardless of the hours they have in the seat
Check lists CYA, and ratify the 7 P's. (Prior Proper Planning Prevents P**s Poor Performance.)

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Old 12-03-2014, 04:57 PM   #19
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I won't bore you with my list as it is much the same as others have listed but I will add that I keep my lists on my iPhone note app. I have lists for many things including toad hookup and winterization. I find this works nice for two reasons, first it is very easy to add or insert a new item and the phone is always in my pocket.

Good topic, we all over look things, lists are a must do thing for me.

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Pre travel Check list

I've been using the RV Checklist app for almost two years now, and I've tweaked it and modified the lists to where I think I like it. When you've used checklists or do-lists professionally, you realize that it's not just putting the items on a list, but also putting them in the best sequence on the list that's also important, so things occur logically and don 't easily get overlooked.

My exterior departure checklist is in five sections and comprises sixty-seven items. If I can figure out how to copy it whole I'll post it.
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I got the APP last night, is there a way for you to share your checklist threw the APP?

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I've been using the RV Checklist app for almost two years now, and I've tweaked it and modified the lists to where I think I like it. When you've used checklists or do-lists professionally, you realize that it's not just putting the items on a list, but also putting them in the best sequence on the list that's also important, so things occur logically and don 't easily get overlooked.

My exterior departure checklist is in five sections and comprises sixty-seven items. If I can figure out how to copy it whole I'll post it.
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Take the dog crates from under the RV before you raise the jacks. They are pretty hard to remove when the RV is resting on them. I use my list all the time and it seems after a trip or two I add another thing to the list.
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I have the list in clear plastic and check off each item with a grease pencil and keep 3 days worth of travel on it. Why 3 days? It's something to wave in the cops face to show that you are a responsible operator and that tail light that is now out was working when you took off in the morning. It's gotten me out of a ticket and got me directions to the closest auto parts store. It's easy to get distracted and leave something out if you don't have the list. My one screw up before I had the list cost me $5k and two weeks waiting to get stuff fixed.
Happy Trails

Pre Trip Check List Date:
Check oil
Check antifreeze
Check Tranny Fluid
Awnings: In and Locked
Power Cord: Unplugged and Stored
Water: Unhooked and hoses stored
Rugs Snake etc. : Picked up
Walk Around: Tires, Obstructions, Leaks
Compartments: Closed locked
Front Shade: Off & stored wipers up
Dump: Hoses cleaned , picked up, valves closed and capped
TV Antenna Down

Inside:
Refrigerator: Off
Hot water heater: Off
Doors: locked
Toilet Seat: Down
Dishes and loose: Stored
Shades: Stowed

Start up:
Slides: In
Back up Camera: On
Step: On
Tire Monitor: On
Mirrors: Adjusted
GPS: Programmed ready to go
Toad: Properly Hooked up (see toad check list)



Toad Check List Date:
Tow Bar:
Hooked
Pins: in and locked
Safety Cables: Hooked up (X pattern)
Break Away: Hooked
Air: Hooked up
Power Cable (lights): Hooked (screw up)
Turn Signals brake lights (toad and bus): work
Emergency Brake: Off
Transmission: Neutral
Key: One click back
Slack: Removed from tow bar
Tires: No flats or low
Walk Around: Double check all of the above

Transfer case: Neutral (n.a. Subaru)
Fuse(s): pulled (n.a. Subaru)
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I got the APP last night, is there a way for you to share your checklist threw the APP?
I checked that this morning. It seems there are a couple of Apple to Apple methods, (I am not an Apple expert) but the simplest is to just email it, even though it loses its formatting. I'll keep checking. I emailed it to myself as a test, and I've posted it below. This is just my external list for departure. My wife has her own inside list, which I've never actually seen-- she does it her way, and she hasn't screwed up yet. We coordinate as required-- with the slide movement, for example. The slides (and a couple of other things) are on both of our cklists.




Section: Departure Prep - General
Fuel Quantity CHECK
Engine Oil CHECK
Engine Coolant CHECK
Pwr Steer Fluid CHECK
WW Fluid CHECK
Propane CHECK
Tire Pressure CHKD/SET
Tow Hitch CHECKED
Windshield CLEAN
Outside Items STOWED
Ladder STOWED
Main Awning IN
Window Awnings IN
Fresh Tank CK / LVL
Fresh Hose STOWED
Pressure Reg CK STOWED
Waste Tanks CK/DUMP
Dump Valves CLOSED
Sewer Line CK STOWED
Storage Tube CK SECURE
Utility Hose CK STOWED
Electric Cord CK STOWED
TV Cable CK STOWED
Slide Tops CLEAR


Section: Before Starting Engine
Brakes CHECKED/SET
Generator AS REQUIRED
Fuel Qty CHECKED
Odometer NOTED
Slides IN/LOCKED


Section: After Engine Start
Oil Pressure CKD 40PSI
High Idle CKD / SET
Battery Voltage CKD 13+V
Engine Temp RISE / >100
Air Press F/R CKD 100PSI
Brakes CKD / SET
Trans Fluid CHECK
Jacks STORED/LTS OUT
Shore Power Cable STOWED


Section: Toad Hookup
After Eng Start COMPLETE
Hitch Pins IN / LOCKED
Tow Bar CONNECT
Tow Linch Pins IN
Safety Cables CONNECT
Umbilical CONNECT
Breakaway CONNECT
Stone Shield MOUNT
Shield Linch Pins IN
PAT Screen ATTACHED
PAT Crossbar IN
Trans Sequence COMPLETE
Transmission NEUTRAL
Engine & Key OFF/ON
Aux Brake CONNECTED
Aux Brake CHECK/SET
Toad Park Brake CHK OFF


Section: Before Taxi
Prep COMPLETE
Bef Start Engine COMPLETE
After Engine Start COMPLETE
Toad Hookup COMPLETE
Jack Pads STOWED
Chocks STOWED
Awning Rod STOWED
Storage Bays SECURE
Outside Lights CHECKED
Walk Around COMPL
Mirrors CKD/SET
Back-Up Cam CKD / SET
Dash Switches CKD / SET
Generator AS REQ
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Lists are great. It's always annoying when a shelf full of stuff flies out of the fridge at the first corner, or you arrive at your destination to find yourself a hose short. Don't ask how I know this
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