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  • #16
    X3 Walk Around

    I know it must look like I'm loosing it but quite a few years ago, after leaving a brand new y shut off and water pressure valve in a campground I started the x3 walk around where I walk around the truck and trailer three times checking all connections, tires, doors etc. and yes 1 out of 4 times I find something.
    X3 is high on my list if I stopped to talk to someone.
    Rhode Island
    2015 GMC Sierra 3500 D/A CC, Short Bed, Iridium
    2008 GMC D/A Xtended Cab, Short Bed, Stealth Grey
    Hensley TrailSaver BD3 Hitch
    2012 Heartland Bighorn 3070TL
    2002 Sunnybrook, 26FK (sold but not Forgotten)
    Hensley Arrow (Swapped for a BD3)


    • #17
      good policy

      We keep a written checklist inside of monitor panel door. We also do a double walk around in opposite directions. We don't have specific jobs we share responsibility for all that must be done.
      Go Well Happy Trails
      AL & LAURA 2011 F250 6.7 TD SB 4x4
      2011 Crossroads Cruiser 5th wheel
      CK 305 Patriot


      • #18
        I know how the MH driver feels. On our last day of travel to get to our winter destination, I forgot to close the flip up lock and pin it in place after backing in to hookup our fifth wheel. The jaws were locked properly, but the flip up thingy is just a safeguard that NEEDS to be done and then pinned into place. I guess I was so ready to be on the road, I just plumb forgot. Luckily, the good Lord was looking after us as we made it with no problems.

        I discovered it when we arrived. I was absolutely chilled to the bone by my stupidity and what COULD have happened.

        Joe and Debbie Gilbert
        On the Road Fulltime Since 7/14/08

        2016 DRV Mobile Suites 43' Atlanta fifth wheel home on wheels

        2017 Ram 3500 Laramie 4x4 4.10, Factory rear air suspension

        Officially RETIRED!!
        Catch me if you can!!


        • #19
          Joe, I had the same thing happen to me years ago, only I saw it in the rear view mirror after driving about 2 miles. Only the good lord stopped it from sliding out.

          I call it my first 'Pucker moment"
          2011 Jayco Eagle 351RLTS, MorRyde hitchpin
          2017 F350 Lariat PSD CC,SB,SRW, 3.55, FX4, LineX
          B&W Turnover
          Andersen 3220 Ultimate
          Elle and BJ - Da Pups

          In the past:
          97 27RKFS SB
          04 30RKFS SB Titan

          "Don't let yesterday take up to much of your today." Will Rogers