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Old 07-10-2016, 04:35 AM   #29
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Never back any further than you have to. This rule is primarily for outside of CG driving.
Dad drilled this into me when I started driving and it makes tremendous sense. I see so many people back out of parking spaces and it seems they just have to go all the way back to where they are facing straight down the parking row. Why? Most parking lot accidents are do to backing errors. Just back far enough to where you can turn the wheel and drive out. Is power steering that hard to turn?

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Old 10-01-2016, 08:00 AM   #30
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Record your final walk thru; get some good tools, i.e. impact wretch, compressor, some people want slide toppers, good walkie-talkie and practice backing up with significant other (it is extremely difficult backing (remember that it is always 'lead time' to start turning and taking turn out) into spot on passenger side because it is blind), get a good I-phone checklist, always pull your truck out before 'self-leveling', never back your truck up to hook up without spotter,etc

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Old 10-04-2016, 12:05 PM   #31
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Spend some time learning about the systems of the RV. Where the water pump is located, fuse panel (Got extras?), battery, propane, plumbing (drains, traps and water delivery tubing can be in storage areas and easily damaged) etc. You may find something that needs attention (loose clamp, wire nut, leaks, draft causing holes)

We removed panels to determine locations. (and cleaned out all the stuff the builders left behind)

We used expanding foam on gaps.

System failures while boondocking are not fun. Especially if you are not prepared for them.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:01 AM   #32
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I like this thread, it's always best to learn from experience, but it's even better to learn from someone else's experiences.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:52 AM   #33
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Mice are always trying to get in. Set traps and use repellant regularly.

Builders cut holes for plumbing and electrical far larger than necessary. I used "Great Stuff Pest Deterant" foam to fill the gaps. It is nearly impossible to keep them out of my basemant but I'm hoping I have the living area sealed off.
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Old 10-19-2016, 04:42 AM   #35
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I always tell myself that I am not going to get caught up in what traffic is doing, I tell myself just be the slowpoke and let trucks go by me. When you have a truck that will pull way faster then what you want to go then sometimes its hard to be good lol. It is easy to get caught up in the craziness. Just saying that I have a hard time being the slow guy and that is what I want to be. Maybe I shouldn't have put those really good tires on LOL.

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