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Old 02-14-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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3 things I learned today and 1 I was reminded of.

Well...This was only our 3rd. trip with the new to us DP. So I think I am doing great. All packed, all ready to go. Yeah right. I bring up the air pressure and the pass. side is like still sitting on the tire. Can'tpull out with it that way...So 3 things I learned.
1. If you park your DP with only 1" of ground clearance on the front end it is not always going to clear when you go to leave..
2. You have to take your time and let the suspension air up on it's own...FULLY...
3. When the DSO (dear significant other) tells you to make sure the door is unlocked...Do it..Yeah locked us out.
And the one thing I was reminded of today was...Sorry. Atlanta drivers are not the most pleasant...

What did you learn today....D
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Well...This was only our 3rd. trip with the new to us DP. So I think I am doing great. All packed, all ready to go. Yeah right. I bring up the air pressure and the pass. side is like still sitting on the tire. Can'tpull out with it that way...So 3 things I learned.
1. If you park your DP with only 1" of ground clearance on the front end it is not always going to clear when you go to leave..
2. You have to take your time and let the suspension air up on it's own...FULLY...
3. When the DSO (dear significant other) tells you to make sure the door is unlocked...Do it..Yeah locked us out.
And the one thing I was reminded of today was...Sorry. Atlanta drivers are not the most pleasant...

What did you learn today....D
When are they going to start putting OnStar in these things so we can call and have them unlock the door like they do on my PU?
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Well...This was only our 3rd. trip with the new to us DP. So I think I am doing great. All packed, all ready to go. Yeah right. I bring up the air pressure and the pass. side is like still sitting on the tire. Can'tpull out with it that way...So 3 things I learned.
1. If you park your DP with only 1" of ground clearance on the front end it is not always going to clear when you go to leave..
2. You have to take your time and let the suspension air up on it's own...FULLY...
3. When the DSO (dear significant other) tells you to make sure the door is unlocked...Do it..Yeah locked us out.
And the one thing I was reminded of today was...Sorry. Atlanta drivers are not the most pleasant...

What did you learn today....D
.......Dickson, as a partial answer to the 1st part of #3, I'm sure you left the m/home running to air up the suspension, and your Door key was in the switch, am I getting close, if so I found a solution. I put a small push/pull disconnect for key rings that allows me to keep the m/home running, while I take the rest of the key's to unlock the fuel door and fill up with fuel. Give it a try, works for me. Good luck and travel safe.
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PS....there's no help for Atlanta traffic, been here since 1975 when there was grass in the middle of all the expessways.
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Dont feel so bad...My car decided to lock when I closed the door with the engine warming up as I cleared off snow.. No car keys, no house keys, no one else home

... it started to snow again


However, the RV was unlocked
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When are they going to start putting OnStar in these things so we can call and have them unlock the door like they do on my PU?
OnStar announced they are going to offer a system this spring that can be installed in any vehicle.

No price was mentioned.
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We keep a combo lock box hidden with spare keys.
Got one of the magnetic 'hide-a-key' boxes. I have an aluminum bed. I have plastic wheel well covers. So I put in the Glove Box.
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3. When the DSO (dear significant other) tells you to make sure the door is unlocked...Do it..Yeah locked us out.
And the one thing I was reminded of today was...Sorry. Atlanta drivers are not the most pleasant...
What did you learn today....D
I didn't learn it, today, but I learned it outside of San Francisco when I "thought" I locked my pup in the truck. AAA came out opened the truck door, and then asked me what I had in my hands. You guessed it!

I learned to carry a key around my neck, I hide keys on the outside of the trailer (have a great spot), a truck key in the trailer and trailer keys in the truck. Do you think I'm covered?
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We keep a combo lock box hidden with spare keys.
x2, and I quick disconnect the coach keys from the single ignition key.

I have had the same learning curve with one exception. DSO (DW) was inside when I was out. I think I would have preferred her not being there at all.
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In otherwords everthing went normal! LOL
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x2, and I quick disconnect the coach keys from the single ignition key.

I have had the same learning curve with one exception. DSO (DW) was inside when I was out. I think I would have preferred her not being there at all.
She wouldn't remind you of that from time to time. Would she?
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sort of hate thing about locking keys in the Rv or any other place, we learned to hide keys for ust about anything, now I need to remeber where?
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