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Old 05-11-2016, 12:00 AM   #1
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first time on the road ... check list

HI everyone ..

I'm soon to take my '72 Landyacht on it's "maiden" voyage .. hoping to avoid any rookie mistakes ! Is there a checklist out there somewhere I can use to prepare for my trip .? I'm traveling from Santa Cruz to Pismo for the vintage trailer rally weekend after next.
any tips on truck tire pressure ?

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Old 05-12-2016, 02:31 PM   #2
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There have been a couple of threads on checklists, but when I tried the search function on this site, it came up with a lot of odd stuff. See if this one helps:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...st-150041.html
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:26 PM   #3
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Also you can Google RV/travel trailer checklist. Anything you find will be a good start. You will develop your own list as you gain experience.
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besides the normal "stuff" (sheets, towels, sewer and electric hook ups, cable if your camper has it, kitchen gear), I'd recommend at least a basic tool kit including a ohm meter, a water filter and pressure regulator for the camper, work gloves (hitching) and disposable gloves (sewer work), something to level the trailer with (2x4s or leveling blocks), a grill (and charcoal) if you plan to cook outside, and finally (the most important thing) a good attitude. Something will go wrong. As long as nobody is seriously injured or the trailer destroyed, realize its not the end of the world and fix the issue. Then enjoy the rest of your trip.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:34 PM   #5
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There have been a couple of threads on checklists, but when I tried the search function on this site, it came up with a lot of odd stuff. See if this one helps:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...st-150041.html
The best way to find anything on Airforums is to go to Google and type in something like this and press enter:

Airforums checklist

The Airforums topics will be first on the list with individual results. Just remember to start your search with Airforums
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:40 PM   #6
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Here's our checklists, I have them laminated and keep them in the magazine rack of the AS
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:52 PM   #7
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Make sure the wife has used the bathroom before you leave.

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Old 05-13-2016, 11:20 AM   #8
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the one I make sure of is that there is a Walmart, True Value, or Tractor Supply outlet within a 1 hour drive of my camping spot.
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First and last thing (and the most important) I check are tire pressure on both the AS and the TV. We just loaded up for our first trip in the A. S. other then the tires we basically do what every one is saying. lights, food, water, doors closed, properly hitched up with chains and brake controls. Food you can buy anywhere along the way.
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Lol. Love ur post!! So true!
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It also depends on what kind of camping you do. If you want to boondock in the back-of-beyond with no large town within an hours drive, then it matters a lot more what you take and how carefully you check. In such situations, we add jerry cans of water and one of gas to our checklist. It's always a good idea to have a serious first aid kit. Lots more advice of this nature on the boondocking board.
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After going round and round *and round* on this issue, I now use a two-tiered approach that includes the following:

(1) A "take with" paper checklist that I customized for my personal trip situations, which vary quite a bit (am I taking the dog, am I taking the husband, am I taking work-related items, etc.). One photocopied piece of paper for every trip with the appropriate items checked off as they are loaded into the Airstream.

(2) A "vehicle readiness" checklist, which consists of "to-do" items on magnetic labels that are moved from the YES to the NO side of the magnetic board depending on execution status. I describe that in this blog post:

DO-DONE MAGNETIC PUNCH LIST FOR THE AIRSTREAM INTERSTATE

Knock wood, using those two tools, I don't screw up anymore. I never leave without some essential food or clothing item on board, and I never forget to fill up the fresh water tank or to check the tire pressure.
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Oops!

We have a great notebook with checklists for arrival, departure, and in and out of storage. Unfortunately, I needed a checklist that reminded me not to forget the checklist. The nice folks at the Moab KOA mailed my notebook to me!
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Tips on truck tire pressure? Read the sticker in the drivers side door jamb and it will tell you what the tire pressure should be. Also check the tire side walls for tire pressure info.

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