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Old 04-20-2014, 03:51 AM   #1
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Hi. I know there are several checklist threads here, but I'm sure there's room for another one. Here's our current checklist for arrivals and departures. We keep it on our phone so we can look at it as we check in or check out. It's detailed, and for some it probably seems overly obsessive, but I'd rather spend an extra couple of minutes looking at a checklist vs. commiserating over something I forgot to do before pulling away. Feedback welcome, feel free to upload your own or point to your favorite, already posted, checklist.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:05 AM   #2
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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Boy, that's complete and detailed. Thanks for posting it.

Now, please post a list of stuff for me to load into the trailer. Make it with seasonal and destination variations. That would be great.

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Old 04-20-2014, 10:53 AM   #4
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Load into the trailer: As little as possible!
Corollary: If you have something in the trailer that you didn't use last season, try leaving it home this year.

How's that for a starter?

Um, I should probably mention that we first developed a motor home version of this checklist when we inherited a 27' B+ RV last year and then drove it over 2,000 miles in a week, having never used an RV before. Ever. We stayed at a new campground every night, so some of the regimentation of the check-list reflected that we were exhausted by the end of the day, more likely to make mistakes, and were at risk of forgetting to have fun along the way.
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Load into the trailer: As little as possible!
Corollary: If you have something in the trailer that you didn't use last season, try leaving it home this year.

How's that for a starter?

Well, that's definitely different from what I do. I've always been a "what if?" and "just in case" guy. Combining that with being a techno geek, I'm lucky I have room left over for an extra roll of TP. I'm certainly not recommending my approach however.

I guess I'm a maximalist.

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Nicely done! I've added some new items to ours as a result. Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:38 PM   #7
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BTW, there are some very good "What should I bring" threads here. More than there are checklists for parking and leaving. That seems a little odd to me, because forgetting something important in the check-out procedure can result in a pretty unfortunate outcome. Leaving something at home that you wish you had brought along will mostly just force you to get a little creative.

Oh, that reminds me, I need two new sections in my checklist!
1. Stuff I forgot to bring on this trip that I really really wish we had with us now.
2. Stuff I brought on this trip that I don't really need. Let's leave these items at home next time!

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Wow .....

..... I have a different name for "sewer hose accoutrements".




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Awesome!!! This is a huge help!
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:27 PM   #10
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Thanks. Yeah, I have better names for "sewer hose accoutrements" too, but I can't use them in polite company.

Oh, and here's an update to the checklist. It makes a ton of sense to check the power at your assigned site before you back or pull into it. If it's bad, you'll probably want to move, so why wait til your committed to the site to check that?

One optimization we continue to make to this list is aimed at doing things in an order that makes the process more efficient so we can spend less time on it and more time on having fun.
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Thanks. Yeah, I have better names for "sewer hose accoutrements" too, but I can't use them in polite company.

Oh, and here's an update to the checklist. It makes a ton of sense to check the power at your assigned site before you back or pull into it. If it's bad, you'll probably want to move, so why wait til your committed to the site to check that?

One optimization we continue to make to this list is aimed at doing things in an order that makes the process more efficient so we can spend less time on it and more time on having fun.
Based on personnel experience, add a 3A, make sure power and sewer reach before finalizing the parking spot.
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I need help with a trip checklist --- can anyone recommend a good list?
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alparolini - there are a ton of checklists on this site. You might search "checklist" or "what to bring" or something. We're new too and have found many threads and have been working off of them. I'm not too savvy finding things on here though, either, so that's the best help I have :-)
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Walmart locations. If you do not have it they might. Same for grocery stores. My wife used to take half of the house with us until we got smart. Do the safety things and go camping! No overthinking is necessary. There are few things you absolutely need when camping. Jim
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