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Old 03-28-2014, 07:04 PM   #21
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I take it that means folks are turning off the gas at the bottles to travel?
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:47 PM   #22
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I do. Although in the event of an accident, the propane bottle would likely shut down at the safety valve if lines were broken.
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:55 PM   #23
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Can you post the Word file with the checklist in the Files section of the forum?
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:12 PM   #24
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Do not adjust the tongue jack when the stabilizers are on the ground. This could put excessive stress on one set of the stabilizers and they will bend.
This is good advice, but really... bend C-Jacks, which are rated for 3000 to 5000 pounds (depending on extension), with just part of the weight of a two-ton trailer?
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:14 PM   #25
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Glenn, you can attach a Word doc here just like you'd attach a picture.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:18 PM   #26
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tried attaching but it didn't show up. I'll do it again. Here and now.

I get invalid file.

Copy and paste below. You can edit and size it yourself.

Drive Away Checklist

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 OFF
Fridge Door Shelves LIGHT
Fan OFF
Roof Vents ( Bathroom / Fan ) CLOSED
TP and Paper Towels SECURED
Salt & Pepper Grinders SECURED
Door LOCKED
Step STORED / SECURE

Outside Checks:

Tire Pressure 40-45 (Min 30 / Max 50 )
Note: Lower Pressure = Lower Load
Gas OFF
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
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:20 PM   #27
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BTW, the salt and pepper secure step is because every time we travel, the knurled knob that holds the top of the salt and pepper grinders on comes undone and the contents end up all over the cupboard. I stick a strip of gaffer tape over the knob to stop it from coming undone.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:21 PM   #28
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I do. Although in the event of an accident, the propane bottle would likely shut down at the safety valve if lines were broken.
I'm not aware of any crash safety valve, other than a bypass one for overfilling.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:28 PM   #29
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I misunderstood how the valve works. I thought if a line broke that the valve would shut down, but, not so.
See below.
OPD Valve Design

The design of the OPD valve is such that turning the cylinder service valve handwheel will not produce any effect if the cylinder is not hooked up to an appliance. In other words, a connection must be made between the appliance hose end and the cylinders service valve. The inside of the OPD valve is engineered to only allow propane in or out if the internal valve is actuated by being depressed. This OPD valve feature adds additional safety in case the handwheel is turned, opening the valve. For this reason, OPD equipped cylinders will not allow gas out of the cylinder when opened. The same is true for industrial forklift cylinders. Click the photo of the OPD valve (left) to see a larger and more detailed picture of the of the internal flow valve.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:32 PM   #30
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You guys are AMAZING. We are going to follow the checklist and, hopefully, that will alleviate any anxiety we have about hooking up/leaving. One more thing to add to the list for newbies ... XANTEX!!
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