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Old 09-23-2016, 05:17 PM   #31
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I think those of you with a trailer check list that they use regularly is a great idea. You can't go wrong with it.

For me, I do a walk around after hitching doing a visual check, no list involved. Mind you, I have done this thousands of times before. I check the lights only once in a while.

When setting up or tearing down our travel trailer, my wife usually helps, and I always confirm with her that she did the steps she was to do. One thing she does is always install and remove the X-Chocks, definitely something to ensure is done. Basically, I take full responsibility for everything.

I also don't check my trailer after every stop when it is already hitched, as I would lose too much weight doing laps around the trailer. I stop places with a trailer somewhere around 30-50 times a week, except when on holidays. Today alone, I made at least 10 stops with a trailer behind me. I see no need to do more than a quick glance, as nothing can really change when parked, as it is more likely to happen under way if at all.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:18 PM   #32
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I own a Tilley hat. I wear it for weather protection when needed, mostly in the backcountry. It works great for that and will last forever. However, it is the furthest thing from cool. Nothing screams tacky tourist more than my Tilley Hat.
Are you suggesting that I may not look cool in my Tilley?
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:22 PM   #33
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Yes, we call them "Silly Tilly" around here. Elderly couples, wearing matching jackets, wear them while walking the seawall in West Vancouver.
My choice is Filson Tin Packer hat.
Tin Packer Hat | Filson
Now those are nice hats.

I have a virgin wool Pendelton hat I love, but it needs to be quite cool out before I can wear it as it is quite warm.

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Are you suggesting that I may not look cool in my Tilley?
You just did.
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Hate'n on the Tilly

Well I guess if I buy a Tilly I better not wear it around Jim Bennet. That or practice my best Canadian so they think I'm A local and not just local. I've always worn ball caps, usually free ones, like a good Iowan, I roll that bill real tight so I can stick my head in the mailbox to see if my govamint farm support check is back in there somewhere. Really
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:24 PM   #36
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Better to look silly, then suffer the elements, eh?
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Me and my Filson.
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Well I guess if I buy a Tilly I better not wear it around Jim Bennet. That or practice my best Canadian so they think I'm A local and not just local. I've always worn ball caps, usually free ones, like a good Iowan, I roll that bill real tight so I can stick my head in the mailbox to see if my govamint farm support check is back in there somewhere. Really
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C'mon Dave, you could handle the ribbing. Tilley hats are a great Canadian icon.

I too wear ball caps a lot. Keeps the sun out of my eyes, and keeps the heat in my body on cooler days. And yeah, none of those flat brims like kids these days wear, though I don't do the tight roll either.
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Me and my Filson.
Had to double check to see if you were actually in that photo.

Was that before or after your head reduction, 'cause it sure looks small there.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:35 PM   #40
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I have a Filson Cruiser jacket and a Filson cruiser vest but let me tell you, I'm ordering a hat like Glenn's got later tonight. That sucker gets results.

Hmmmm How about a Rally style show. Bennet and Baglo on a runway, paints a picture don't it?
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