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Old 04-16-2015, 11:27 PM   #15
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Check Microwave oven and pull out that cup of coffee you were going to re-heat but forgot to. (oops).

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Old 04-17-2015, 04:18 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Occupant5143 View Post
Check Microwave oven and pull out that cup of coffee you were going to re-heat but forgot to. (oops).
And that's a great reason for using an actual checklist. Every now and then they day you're breaking down to leave camp the kids are cranky, the DW is in a mood, the dogs are being unruly. All of those distractions can dull your mental sharpness at least for a short time. Been there done that. And I'm ready to go camping now.

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Old 04-17-2015, 11:49 AM   #17
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Everyone does it all somewhat similar with a few tweaks I guess. Once in site level side to side and check for room to open slides while still on your site. We then plug in and start to unhitched and level front to back. While I do the water, cable and sewer my wife works on the corner jacks. Once this is done she opens the slides, turns on water heater and opens awning. I open the kitchen and connect the stove and grill. She sets up the inside, toothbrushes etc as I get the chairs out. We move the table under the awning, put the table cloth on and get out the plates and plastic utensils.

On close up we put things away, dump the black tank, rinse it some, add water and aqua kem. Once we are able to close the slides I finish dumping and put the sewer hose away. When closing slides the wife also shuts off water heater and closes awning. Wash up so I can then put the hose away and cable. Crank corner jacks and get ready to hook up. Unplug and do a walk around to be sure everything is done and locked.

We try to keep it to 30 minute set up and take down but the takedown sometimes takes a little longer but we usually are not in a hurry.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:19 AM   #18
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One thing we have added to our list is to check the electric with a meter BEFORE leveling and unhooking. Nothing is more annoying than getting everything leveled and set up only to find out the electric box has no or low electricity.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:10 AM   #19
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I developed my check list more as a way of getting the camper set correctly and giving my dear wife a way of helping me. It is the steps of setting up my pop up camper, the un- hooking varies a little per site.

My list was typed on a computer and saved to it, it is printed out and kept in a plastic sleeve like you would use for a report.

I too have damaged a stabilizer when rushing it and not following the list.
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:14 AM   #20
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I forgot to chock TT wheels once, and trailer almost rolled into the creek behind our house.

I use two different printed check lists, one for leaving home, one for leaving campsite.

Keep them on the backseat of the truck and check off with a pencil as I go thru them.

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