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Old 08-20-2014, 11:02 PM   #1
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Picked Her Up Today!

Home safely with our FC 27' FB Twin. Spent a few hours at the dealership doing walk thru with the service department and getting a few things in the Parts Department. We have so much to learn. Already realize that we're definitely going to need some checklists to help us with setup, take down, etc...

Are there any comprehensive checklists hidden away here on the site? We're so excited to get out on the road!


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Old 08-20-2014, 11:29 PM   #2
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Read Richard Luhr book, "Newbies guide to Airstream", several checklists there.

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Old 08-21-2014, 06:55 AM   #3
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:07 AM   #4
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A good place to start is with your Owners's Manual. Mine has several basic check list. Also the already mentioned Newbies Guide is an excellent quick read with more comprehensive list. It contains many little tips to help with the basics.

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:51 AM   #5
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Howdy, LB!
Congrats again!

The "best" checklist is yours. It is possible to take the ASOM(Airstream Owners Manual), work through your AS multiple times. If you have help who can type, ask them to take notes as you carefully process through each sequence.

Most important now would be operation of each system. In the ASOM you will find water (fresh, waste, hot/cold/filtered/12VDC pump/external source), 12VDC supply, converter, battery maintenance, external electrical, etc )

Your own current and developing knowledge of these basic items will drive the depth of is where a "checklist" becomes personalized. If a step says "check tires" or "check converter, is that enough info for you to know the process "by heart/memory"? If so, all you need are simple listed items.

Now, this may prove interesting reading after you use the AS a few months. May even bring a chuckle or two.

Enjoy the journey!
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:31 AM   #6
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Second the above advice. AS Manual & Newbie Guide read& repeat and don't leave home without them. Each experience you will learn new operations- we're new too!

Congratulations on your new Airstream & enjoy the adventure!

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Old 08-21-2014, 09:04 AM   #7
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Departure Checklist

Here is the one I developed to use; other members may add their comments as well. The first important item is for partner to locate and use the check list as it relates to their responsibilities AND use it faithfully.

Departure Checklist


Stow loose interior items
Lockers/Drawers: Closed & Secure
Galley: Check/secure
Water heater: Switch OFF
Bathroom/shower doors: Secure
Windows / rock guard: Close/latch all
Lights: switch OFF
Refrigerator: set for travel & *lock shut*

TV *2: Secured to store position
TV Antenna: retracted
TV antenna booster: OFF
Vents: Closed and motor OFF * 2
Water pump: OFF
Furnace OFF:
Dog: watered / walked / happy
Cell phones, Glasses: to Tow Vehicle

AS keys: to Tow Vehicle


Awning (if deployed): Furl and stow
Tire pressures: Visual / gauge check
Stabilizers/Leveling jacks: Retract

Leveling blocks: stow
Power cable: Disconnect/stow

Generator: as appropriate / stow
Range Vent: locked - if used
Water supply: Disconnect/stow
Sewer system: Disconnect/stow
Propane: Set for travel

Hitch: connect TV/AS
Hitch: Check hitch safety pin
Bars, EQ: Pinned & safety catches inserted
Safety chains: crossed & attached

Chocks Remove/stow
Umbilical: Inserted and & attached
Walk around inspection

Entry steps: retracted
Lights/signals/brake: check

Main door: Secure/Lock

Check site for forgotten items.

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