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Old 05-04-2016, 10:43 PM   #15
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SpaceNorman -- I tried to check out your website, but on my iPad (which is all I can use with a monkey onboard) the left side of every page is missing enough that I can't guess at what you've written.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:45 PM   #16
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BTW, I've been a B Dubya all my life. My maiden name is Wright and since my parents neglected to give me a middle name (they could NOT agree) I was forced to use Wright as a middle name or go to court for a legal name change.
I did a legal name change 30 years ago. No big deal.
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Potato chip bags will explode if packaged at low elevations and transported to Yellowstone! Sounds very much like a tire blowout when on the overhead bed in a Type C MH!!
So will the old, foil wrapped, disposable cameras.
Been there-experienced that! We stored bag of chips above the cabinets in our 5er, opened the door to discover it had rained chips inside the trailer.
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I've made scores of checklists over the course of time ... but have never developed the discipline to use them religiously. Once I've been thru the routine a few times - it never fails, the checklist falls by the wayside.

I've now taken to tying lengths of ribbon to the steering wheel to remind me about the "biggies". The controls for my hydraulic levelers are in small overhead cabinet above the driver's seat. When I put the levelers down (and we don't always use them!) - I grab the length of red ribbon from that cabinet and tie it around the steering wheel while the "auto levelling" is doing it's thing.

If I put up the DirecTV satellite - I grab the blue ribbon from the cabinet where the satellite control box resides and tie it to the steering wheel while the satellite is setting itself up.

I'm religious about doing a walk around before I start the coach ... so stuff like water, sewer and electric connections won't get missed. Nor will things like slides and awnings being extended.

However, for the "out of sight" stuff like the satellite and the hydraulic jacks ... my ribbon reminder system seems to be working pretty well.
I bought a set of slapsticks from Camping World to slap on the steering wheel for reminders, some are blank so I may write-in what I desire. Humm, ribbon is cheaper, gotta raid DW's sewing material.
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I bought a set of slapsticks from Camping World to slap on the steering wheel for reminders, some are blank so I may write-in what I desire. Humm, ribbon is cheaper, gotta raid DW's sewing material.
With the '02 DSDP I simply hung the ignition keys from the antenna crank. The Magna has all electric antenna's and no way to hang anything from a pushbutton!
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