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Old 01-07-2017, 08:12 PM   #1
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Preflight checklist

Do any of you have a written checklist that you go through before you move your RV. Would you be willing to share it? Being new to RV'ing I'm afraid that I will forget some crucial something while getting underway. In the next two or three weeks I'm going to be picking up my new 19' Escape at the factory and I'm very excited.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:30 PM   #2
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This is mine. You may want to copy and paste and adapt. My tire pressure is for D-rated tires. Yours would be whatever it says on the sidewall.
I printed mine out and laminated. It hangs on a hook by the door.

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
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:37 PM   #3
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Drive away with a custom built Escape? My best suggestion is to make certain all the options you paid for and those placements are exactly as you expect and they all work. Standard stuff is standard stuff and ETI does a really good job for those, it's the out-of-usual that may be a problem. I had zero issues and spent a couple of nights south of Sumas just to check everything out. In the end, that was more for ME than it was for ETI. YMMV
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:41 PM   #4
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Here is the list we use, thank you to all who posted their lists.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the checklist and for the advice!
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:11 PM   #6
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Our tire pressure and most is only 50 lbs. allowed. Some have different tires from what Escape installs.

I think Good Sam has a whole lot of lists for anything and everything that you could not possibly fit in your trailer.

Need straps on the awning. See one in photo.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:14 PM   #7
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People willing to share... this would be another good thing to add to files checklists and packing lists. Moderators... yea or nea?
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I originally started with a camp list I copied from a member on FGRV. One item on the list that amused me was "Check list", and it wasn't even the first item.
I started out with that, but over time, I found myself deleting stuff, not adding. I mean, pots and pans were in the trailer, along with cutlery. I got tired of checking those items off.
I've ended up with several separate lists. One for fishing, another for canoeing or the pontoon boat, if I'm going to use it. Sometimes I print them all and sometimes only the one I need for that trip or activity.

I tried to attach, but file size exceeds what's allowed.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:11 PM   #9
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Need straps on the awning. See one in photo.
Yes, cheap insurance. I guess the first item on a list for me would be "make list"

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Old 01-07-2017, 10:17 PM   #10
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Fyi - when I picked up my escape in feb '16, there was a setup/move out checklist in the documentation.
The most important thing is to remember to look at your list before taking off somewhere (don't ask me why I emphasize this &#128527


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