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Old 12-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #155
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I have not even taken delivery yet, its on the way from the factory to the dealer. Georgetown 360XL with the new home size refrigerator and ceramic tile. I think I am more excited about the ice in the door LOL
So... I have no clue what I have in the air bag area. Did not even know there was such a thing! I am reading this thread tho...... Also sent a link to my husband! To say I am apprehensive about getting this thing delivered in a week or so, would be putting it mildly. I am scared to death! Expensive thing to mess something up on! Ya'll please share check list and other "stuff" that will help
Thanks so much!
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #156
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #157
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I have not even taken delivery yet, its on the way from the factory to the dealer. Georgetown 360XL with the new home size refrigerator and ceramic tile. I think I am more excited about the ice in the door LOL
So... I have no clue what I have in the air bag area. Did not even know there was such a thing! I am reading this thread tho...... Also sent a link to my husband! To say I am apprehensive about getting this thing delivered in a week or so, would be putting it mildly. I am scared to death! Expensive thing to mess something up on! Ya'll please share check list and other "stuff" that will help
Thanks so much!
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:32 PM   #158
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I made up a printed check list glued to a piece of shelving board with peg holes drilled before and after each line item. Filled the left side with cribbage pegs and moved them when that item was moved, turn on/off, unlocked, etc. The board is big enough not miss and we do not move until all pegs are on the left. BUT, sometimes you move the peg then go out and do it only to be distracted by something shinny, and. . . or you are really really sure you already closed that vent. . .
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:39 PM   #159
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I saw a box of bands at Camping World that are designed to wrap around one side of the steering wheel that have have things such as "slides", "antenna", etc printed on them. The idea is to have them on the one place you will for sure see them so you remember to do everything before starting out.

Unfortunantly they would be a favorite new monkey toy for us, but the idea makes sense. I think they were $15-20.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:29 AM   #160
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Be sure to train DH not to go into a gas station WITHOUT face to face notice because he might get left (without a change of clothes too). Always take your cell phone with you when you leave the coach, just in case DH gets left behind, he can call and sweet talk you to return for him!
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:11 AM   #161
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I'm only 6'1" and I'm new to my Class B. I'm also bald. At the moment I have 5 scabs on my noggin from beating my head against various cupboard doors, range hood, and doorway.

I get so tired of people asking what happened. When I tell the truth they look at me piteously, and walk away. My friends say things like, "Why don't you be careful?" Why, indeed!!??

And it's not getting any better. I'm not learning. I get in a hurry, or thinking about something else, pick up something from the floor and ker-whack. I'm beginning to doubt my own sanity. At least when I'm driving, and strapped in, I'm relatively safe. But soon I'm going to need a holding tank, black water, gray water and A+.
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I'm only 6'1" and I'm new to my Class B. I'm also bald. At the moment I have 5 scabs on my noggin from beating my head against various cupboard doors, range hood, and doorway.

I get so tired of people asking what happened. When I tell the truth they look at me piteously, and walk away. My friends say things like, "Why don't you be careful?" Why, indeed!!??

And it's not getting any better. I'm not learning. I get in a hurry, or thinking about something else, pick up something from the floor and ker-whack. I'm beginning to doubt my own sanity. At least when I'm driving, and strapped in, I'm relatively safe. But soon I'm going to need a holding tank, black water, gray water and A+.
My business is hvac so i frequently work in tight crawl spaces and low basements. The solution for the cuts on your head is a baseball cap. The cap contacts the dangerous objects a moment before and notifies your brain to stop the roll so you don't slam your head into said objects. The brim also protects your face from getting cut/scratched when you stand up in a spot where something would otherwise have taken your nose off.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:03 AM   #163
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If you own an RV, unfortunately that is the only way you are allowed to learn.

Section #8 - Paragraph #3 of the RV Owners of North America manual states that in order to learn a lesson, you must spend a minimum of $500 and not knowingly have seen that an err in judgement was going to occur.
I need a copy of that manual.
Have already paid out almost $5,000.00 for it.

Somebody told me, "Nothing sucks money like an RV, Boat or Teenager."
Having gone through the raising kids stage, and living inland, RV was the most logical money-sucker to invest in next.
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I have not even taken delivery yet, its on the way from the factory to the dealer. Georgetown 360XL with the new home size refrigerator and ceramic tile. I think I am more excited about the ice in the door LOL
So... I have no clue what I have in the air bag area. Did not even know there was such a thing! I am reading this thread tho...... Also sent a link to my husband! To say I am apprehensive about getting this thing delivered in a week or so, would be putting it mildly. I am scared to death! Expensive thing to mess something up on! Ya'll please share check list and other "stuff" that will help
Thanks so much!
There is some good info here if you can open PDF files.

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I saw a box of bands at Camping World that are designed to wrap around one side of the steering wheel that have have things such as "slides", "antenna", etc printed on them. The idea is to have them on the one place you will for sure see them so you remember to do everything before starting out.

Unfortunantly they would be a favorite new monkey toy for us, but the idea makes sense. I think they were $15-20.
Makes total sense to me because that is what I sort of do. I drape my checklist right on the steering wheel so I can't miss it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #166
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Checklists - check - check.
Am I the only one with an onboard computer with a built in checklist that allows me to add personal items to it. Adding them is a little like texting on an old cell phone but once you get them in there - viola - done. It pops up when I start the engine. I push the little button on the dash and it checks them off. It may be a Freightliner thing - I don't know - but I love it. If there is an aftermarket version I would recommend it. Annie in the passenger seat - I read down the list and check - check - check - off we go.
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Am I the only one with an onboard computer with a built in checklist that allows me to add personal items to it. Adding them is a little like texting on an old cell phone but once you get them in there - viola - done. It pops up when I start the engine. I push the little button on the dash and it checks them off. It may be a Freightliner thing - I don't know - but I love it. If there is an aftermarket version I would recommend it. Annie in the passenger seat - I read down the list and check - check - check - off we go.
Sounds like an airline pre-flight session. Some of us are a bit more low tech.

The older I get the more I need to depend on technology. Soon I'll need a computer like yours that acts like a sobriety device. The engine won't start until the check list is all checked off.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #168
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I print out an Excel spread sheet. Nothing gets checked off unless it is actually in my MH or trailer. If I think of something I need to do when away from home or needs to be added to the sheet, I write it on one of my many mirrors with a dry erase pen.
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