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Old 05-26-2014, 10:57 AM   #1
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RV checklists are for old people!

I certainly don't need one, not me.

Never mind you saw me pull over after dumping to put the anti sway bar on. I always do that.

And yes, I prefer to drive a few miles down the road and pull into a church parking lot to put on my mirror extenders.

But no, that wasn't me hooking up the brake controller at the rest stop. (Brakes still work without).

So no, I don't need a checklist. Like I said those set for old people and I'm only.... Oh wait! Never mind..
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:14 AM   #2
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Ok, so now the posts are getting personal.
Just cause , dirt hadn't been invented , when I was born , don't go calling me old.
Check list is after all, only three pages, and most of that is because of the large print ; so I don't have to find my glasses..... alright now I see where you're going , just takes me a while.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:21 AM   #3
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I certainly don't need one, not me.

Never mind you saw me pull over after dumping to put the anti sway bar on. I always do that.

And yes, I prefer to drive a few miles down the road and pull into a church parking lot to put on my mirror extenders.

But no, that wasn't me hooking up the brake controller at the rest stop. (Brakes still work without).

So no, I don't need a checklist. Like I said those set for old people and I'm only.... Oh wait! Never mind..
I resemble those remarks!

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For clarity I should have put the word 'always' in quotes...

I was so proud to be first out, then I think everyone else passed me along the way as I kept stopping to "do things".
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:35 PM   #5
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I had a good laugh at an RV seminar. I happened to know one the speakers a little and sat down with him for lunch at the beginning of a weekend of seminars. His dilemma was that he was taking over someone else s talk on the value of checklists. He thought they were valuable but he was vexed by the prospect of having to speak 30 + mins on why to use them and how to use them. He had got as far as "This is check list, they are useful to help remember stuff. You can make a check mark as each item is crossed off the list". It was the other 29:30 that he was struggling with LOL
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:53 AM   #6
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Never mind that I forgot to put the power cord in it's storage hole and dragged it down the road and ruined the plug, or that I backed in too far and when the slide went out it ruined a baggage door after hitting the water spigot. I needed to recycle some money anyway, just trying to get the economy going again...
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Checklists are for people who don't want to forget to bring their portable satellite dish for 10 day vacation.
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Theres and app for that now "RV Checklist".
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:14 PM   #9
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Or when you pull out of the backyard and snatch the (still plugged in ) power cord out of the shop, no damage to the TT, but had to make repairs to the shop door. We now have a checklist before it moves.

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Theres an app for that now, "RV Checklist".

Yes! Got it a while back. Then spent a lot of time tweaking it to our needs. I now realize that after having finally generated up a decent set of check lists that the mere act of sitting down to do the study has made me much more aware of the most efficient sequence to perform the tasks. Before ... I was sort of getting it all done, but in a shotgun fashion.

Now we not only get out of a campground faster, I drive away without that nagging feeling of "there was something that I was going to do, but can't recall". Hmmm ... then paranoia sets in. Gotta stop to see if I flipped on the power switch to the toad lighting system, or did I already do that but forgot to release the toad hand brake?


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Old 06-04-2014, 03:53 PM   #11
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I found my checklist waiting for me when we got home. I only missed two items.
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:41 PM   #12
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On that list should be - always trust your instincts!

....I don't know if this qualifies for this thread but I have learned, the hard way, to trust my instincts. I attached our dump hose to the grey and black tank pipe and when I twisted it on, it did not feel quite the same as all the other times I have done it. Rather that taking it off and redoing it, I pulled the black tank lever and immediately regretted not checking. I was able to close the lever but contents came out quickly and everywhere. So much for getting out on the road nice and early.
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Yes, yes, I made up a check list that got me in trouble. The last item on the list was "Check Wife and Dog on Board"!

See you shouldn't include wife and dog in the same instruction for some reason................... I guess anyway...........

I'm a man but I can change, if I have to, I guess.
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I have a check list - cant remember where I put it so have to make up another one. Now what was on it?
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