Originally Posted by Daquenzer
Someone should come up with a master checklist for hitching and unhitching an AS and put it out there.
This is no master check list. But I know I have to count to 8 for connecting and 5 for disconnecting my Hensley Hitch. (On the list below I leave off numbers 1, 7 and 8 when disconnecting the truck as I do them after I have pulled away.)
Not in any specific order .. just count to 8
1. Stinger Pin (Hitch pin)
2. Overcenter latches
3. Safety Chains
4. Emergency Brake Cable
5. Electrical Connection
6. Weight Distribution bars
7. Trailer Jack
8. Extend Mirrors on the Chevy Pickup (I usually do this last)
Anyway works for me. (But remember you also have all the water, sewer, electrical, stabilizer jacks, chocks, steps, TV antenna ... etc. etc. etc. )
Have you found that someone will always walk up to you and want to talk about your AS when you are connecting or disconnecting the trailer. They interrupt the process. That is why I know I have to count to 8 or 5.