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Old 09-23-2016, 05:37 PM   #41
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Here's the picture I took before a fellow photog 'altered' it.
Kid Rock wouldn't allow pictures during the interview, so I had to hang out with Pam in her bedroom until the reporter was finished.

Nice hat.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:52 PM   #42
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Hmmmm How about a Rally style show. Bennet and Baglo on a runway, paints a picture don't it?
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Yeah, but it ain't a purdy one. LOL
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:22 PM   #43
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We do a walk around before pulling out. Also, if the trailer cable loses its connection, it's impossible to miss with the integrated controller. The dash will display the disconnected message, and it won't clear until you clear it.

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Old 09-23-2016, 07:11 PM   #44
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No matter what anyone says about my Tilly it helps me back up. And as long as I believe I look cool that is all that matters. And I love being a tacky tourist. Ask my kids about the hat I wore with the entire family, the entire time while enroute to Mexico.

Ps where do I get Glenn's lucky hat
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:28 PM   #45
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I have a laminated check list. At times I get lazy and figure I don't need to refer to it, but then I do, and find I missed something.
This is my list. Tire pressure may not be correct for your tires, for instance, but it is a basis to make your own list.

Drive Away Checklist

SPARE KEYS

Inside Checks:

Loose Items Stored
Windows Closed
Blinds secure
Tank levels
Battery level
Thermostat OFF
Water Heater OFF
Water Pump OFF
Shower / Sink Drains CLOSED
Stove Cover DOWN
Screen Door FASTENED
Fridge Door Shelves LIGHT
Fan OFF
Roof Vents ( Bathroom / Fan ) CLOSED
TP and Paper Towels SECURED
Door LOCKED
Step STORED / SECURE

Outside Checks:

Tire Pressure 60-65 psi.
Note: Lower Pressure = Lower Load
Range Hood Vent LOCKED
Power DISCONNECT
Water DISCONNECT
Rock Shield DOWN AND LOCKED
Awning LOCKED
Stabilizer Jacks UP & TIGHT
Wheel Blocks STORED
Equalizer Bars LEVEL & SECURE
Chains IN PLACE
Hitch LOCKED
Brake / Signal Lights OK
Step STORED / SECURE
Is it recommended that the screen door be fastened when towing?
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:33 PM   #46
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Mine is the old bi-fold door and it is recommended to be fastened.
My door, my list.
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:46 PM   #47
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Wasn't the brake controller displaying a "not connected" message (in whatever form your controller shows this)?
This brings of a concern of mine regarding where brake controllers are placed. The great majority of the ones I've seen are either right under the dash assembly, or in some un-used slot or cubbyhole within the dash. Neither place is conducive to routine viewing while driving, IMO.
My must-have location is on the dash where I only have to move my eyes and not my head to see it.
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:54 PM   #48
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It might be helpful for someone to start the ultimate checklist that covers everything one would need to check while setting up and prepping to leave. We will be taking possession of our first 19 next year after many years in a pop-up and any tips, checklists would be very helpful. After 17 years in a pop up i can do the mental checklists without even thinking. Our new Escape will be anew learning curve,
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:40 PM   #49
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Mine is the old bi-fold door and it is recommended to be fastened.
My door, my list.
Thanks. My door is the "roll out" type. I guess I need a My List
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:46 PM   #50
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It might be helpful for someone to start the ultimate checklist that covers everything one would need to check while setting up and prepping to leave. ,
Suggest you start by copying and pasting the list I posted. Then refer to the manual for your trailer and add and delete as necessary.
I have a list I got off FGRV for trip preparation. The author was so anal that he included "Camper check list" in the to do list.
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