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Old 07-25-2009, 10:50 PM   #15
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Hi, on a one night stopover, we just pull into a spot and stop where it is the most level area and that's it. No tongue jack, no stabilizers, no blocks, no chocks, and we leave the umbelical cord connected. [not necessary to disconnect on Ford products] But we do connect the water hose and 30 amp cord while in a camp ground. In the morning, disconnect my water hose, and disconnect my power cord and we're down the road in a matter of minutes.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:11 AM   #16
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Thanks y'all for the responses. It seems that staying hitched and finding a level spot is the way to go. I think I'll disconnect the 7-pin because I'm somewhat anal like that.

I'm going on my first boondocking with my brand spanking new 09 25' CCD in 2 weeks....I may have more questions after that...
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I'm going on my first boondocking with my brand spanking new 09 25' CCD in 2 weeks....I may have more questions after that...
Hi, I'm sure you will, [have more questions] but have a great trip.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:01 AM   #18
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We just got home from a camp out in Door County Wi. On an overnight on the trip home we were able to get a perfectly level pull through. All I did was to unplug the umbilical, drop the jack stand and then drop the stabilizer jacks (had to push out the slide). Pretty much SOP when we overnight if the site is level.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:35 AM   #19
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Richard, glad to hear I don't have to unplug the umbilical on the Tundra since I don't remember to anyway. Maybe it's not memory, or lack of it, just wisdom.

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I say don't unplug the 7-way cable if you don't have too...just one more thing you don't have to remember to plug in before you leave...

I admit it - I'm a 'KISS' kind of guy...
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When we stay hooked up at night , if we had to do any leveling, jacks , boards etc or disconnected cord the one additional thing I do is wrap my seat belt around the steering wheel as a reminder I need to do something before pulling out


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We never move without going over the checklist. Double checking never hurts!
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After a few trips, we discarded the checklist since we remembered everything most of the time.

There's nothing like forgetting something to fix it in your memory for all time, or when I forget something, I know Barb will ask me about for the rest of my life. That's a great memory device closely related to fear.

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