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Old 11-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #57
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Don't forget to: pull in the slide, make sure your toad is neutral ($5k screw up), unhook from the water, sewer, and electric and stow them away safe and sound, forget to hook up safety cables on toad, check the turn signals on the toad and rv, check for flats, always have a backer and stop when she decides to run out of your sight, check the tanks that you are filling (water, fuel, gray water, black water), put down the toilet seat and lock the interior doors open, close all the bay doors, bring in the awnings, make sure the step is in, and finally to check the power before you plug into it. I find a check list that I check every time we get ready to leave is a great help. (learned that after my $5k screw up) one more biggy. Pay attention to clearance heights.
These pointers were excellent. I do as you do. That is, I have a check list that I go through before leaving the CG ( and my home ) just to make sure that I don't screw up. I might add that folks may want to copy all of the most pertinent suggestions found here, ones that they can relate to or are prone to making the same proven mistakes, and put that list right on the steering wheel where they can't miss it, and read it as a checklist before pulling out. That's what I have to do because of my ever advancing stages of CRS these days!
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #58
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Don't be tempted to crawl into the basement to straighten stuff out when the 3 year old knows how to close the basement door.
Now I think this is funnier than forgetting the DW. SO tell us how long before someone let you out.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #59
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Check what your slides move in and out on before installing wood/laminate flooring. Some slides have attack skids. Hours of frustration can be the result.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:17 AM   #60
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Now I think this is funnier than forgetting the DW. SO tell us how long before someone let you out.
I'm still there. HEEEELLLLLLPPPPP! Granddaughter should be 5 by now.
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I'm still there. HEEEELLLLLLPPPPP! Granddaughter should be 5 by now.
You might have to wait for her to either stop being mad at you or. Grow up to be a few more years older and understand
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Don't be tempted to crawl into the basement to straighten stuff out when the 3 year old knows how to close the basement door.
I called Fleetwood to talk to them about some problem I was having, The girl said DO NOT Crawl into the basement with out putting lock pins in the doors, as we received a call from a customer that had gotten locked in!
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What are lock pins and where can you get them? I called fleetwood parts and they said they must be an aftermarket product.
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What are lock pins and where can you get them? I called fleetwood parts and they said they must be an aftermarket product.
Thx, Shar
Sorry, Instead of lock pins should be a hinge pin.
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Thx WesinRockies....I thought I had really lost it!!
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Before replacing and torqing the outer 22.5" wheel, don't forget that the steel hubcap has to go on first.
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I used to see some newbies hook up water, power, and sewer....and pull both drain valves open, and I would put on my best diplomatic verbage to explain sludge.
But, I gave up trying.
They will catch on.
Just sayin....
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Don't forget door awning prior to departure. They don't make good curb feelers for tree branches.

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We bought a new (to us) coach with a door awning. Never had a door awning before. Less than a week into the new ownership a tree decided to remove it when we forgot to check our new appurtenance.

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Don't leave mixer valves for outside shower open. You will spend days worrying why you can only get luke warm water in coach and what is wrong with your WHW.
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Don't dump your airbags, after you put your jacks down. I bent two jacks @ $850 each, before I learned that lesson.
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