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Bob & Ann's Fulltimers' checklist

Fulltimers' checklist
We are Full-timers, but we have included a "Trip Checklist" at the end for those who are not. Where we show a number in parenthesis, beginning with 'R' or 'L', it is merely the compartment number where the item is kept.

DAILY/ EN-ROUTE/ STARTUP CHECKLIST

Exterior
(We do a walk-around outside first, then do the inside items. The whole Process takes about 30 minutes)
Engine fluids
  • Oil
  • Radiator Coolant
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Steering System Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
All Compartments locked
All Awnings secured
Battery Switch to All"
Battery Water Level
Cable TV Cable Disconnected
Chocks out
Dog chain stowed
Drains closed
Electric Cable stowed?
Generator oil checked?
Jack pads stowed
Jacks up (Note: Clear items out from underneath, first)
Light Check
  • Brake Lights
  • Headlights (Low & High Beam)
  • License Plate Lights
  • Marker/Running Lights
  • Turn Signals
Loose gear stowed?
LPG at least 1/2 Full?
Mirror Check
Radio antenna secure
Sewer hose secured
Step retracted
Stove Fan Hatch Secured
Telephone Line Disconnected and Stowed
Tire Covers Stowed
Tire pressure @ 90lbs
Tow receiver stowed
TV Antenna down
Video Cable Disconnected
Waste Cap Secure?
Waste Valves Closed?
Waste Tanks dumped?
Water hose and filter stowed
Water Tank (At least 1/2 Full)
Windshield Cleaned
Bicycles secure and locked
IF TOWING our Tow vehicle, "Mr. Towed"
Brake off
GearShift in "Neutral"
Transfer Case in "2-Wheel Drive"
Chains set
Pins tight
Doors locked
Lights checked
Key in - Turned to "Aux"
All Accessories off
Receiver locked
Interior (After the outside walk-around) Items are listed alphabetically, not in order of importance!
AC's off
All cabinets closed and latched
Blinds up, windows secure
Catalytic heater off
Computer Equipment strapped down
Door locked??
Drawer under Couch Secure
Fuel level (At least 1/2?)
Furnace off
Generator off
Hatches secure
Jacks up? Check light on dashboard.
Loose gear stowed
Refrigerator door secured
Refrigerator set to GAS (Reset to 12V before refuelling)
Stove & oven secure
Stove (burner) cover secure
Trash Empty and put out (or in Dumpster)
TV Antenna Down
TV power off
VCR Secured
Water heater off
Water pump off
Horn on
Telephone (cellular) on
Log entries made

WEEKLY MAINTENANCE CHECKS
Engine fluids
  • Oil
    Power Steering Fluid
    Radiator
  • Coolant
    Transmission Fluid (under engine cover)
Windshield Washer Fluid
Brake Fluid
Battery water (Front )
Battery water (Under step)
Air Shocks @ 60lbs
Inspect for loose connectors (Screws, bolts, etc)
Inspect for rust
LP System (Check gas level & brackets)
Smoke Detector Tested?
Tire Pressure @90 lbs

MONTHLY MAINTENANCE CHECKS
Appliances:
  • Clean stove hood filter
  • Clean air conditioner filters
  • Clean external areas and vents
  • Check refrigerator on all modes
Doors and Hatches-Clean & lubricate
Electrical System:
  • Check for shorts
  • Clean & Lube Battery terminals
  • Check cable connections
Foldaway step- lubricate
Jacks - cycle
LP System:

  • Check gas pressure
  • Check brackets
Water System:
  • Check for leaks
  • Check water filter
  • Test hoses
Windows and windshield-clean and Rainex
Windshield wipers-check blades and hoses

Emergency Gear to Take
(This is our Master List. Because we have a basement model with many compartments, we also have assigned location codes to them, and keep track of the locations of most of our equipment.)
Consumables (Check the manuals for your requirements)
Batteries
9V for walkie-talkies (RIN 5)
AA (RIN 5)
AAA (RIN 5)
C Cell (RIN 5)
D Cell (RIN 5)
Belt, Engine, spare (R2)
Brake Fluid (HEAVY DUTY)(DOT 3, Ford Spec C6AZ-19542-A or B) (R2)
Bulbs, Spare:
  • Type 1A1 (Low Beam) (Carry 1) (R1)
  • Type 2A1 (High Beam) (Carry 1) (R1)
  • Type 12V/2W (Instrument Panel) (Carry 5) (R1)
  • Type 37 (Transmission Gear Selection Light) (R1)
  • Type 53 (All other Indicators) (Carry 3 spares) (R1)
  • Type 57/1895 (Speedometer and Closet Top Light) (Carry 3) (R1)
  • Type 194 (Closet side bulbs) (Carry 5) (R1)
  • Type 1003 (Exterior Marker lights) (Carry 5) (R1)
  • Type 1056 (Backup Light) (Carry 2) (R1)
  • Type 1076 (Interior Lights w/shades) (Carry 5) (R1)
  • Type 1076 (Interior Lights w/shades) (Carry 5) (R1)
  • Type 1141/1003 (Other Interior Lights) (Carry 5) (R1)
  • Type ? (Bathroom oversink bulbs) (Carry 2) (R1)
Coolant, Engine (Must meet Ford Spec ESE-M97B44-A) (Takes 24 Qts) (R2)
Filter, air, engine (FA-1046) (R2)
Filter, Crankcase Emission, Engine (FA-1047) (R2)
Filter, fuel, engine (R2)
Filter, Oil, engine (Motorcraft Long-Life FL-1A or Equiv) (R2)
Filter, Water, spare (L3)
Fuses, Spare (New, two-prong, type) (2 ea):
  • 5A (R1)
  • 10A (R1)
  • 15A (R1)
  • 20A (R1)
  • 25A (R1)
Generator Breaker Points (set) (KOHLER PART #48 150 03) (L1)
Generator Condenser (w/screw) (KOHLER PART #230722) (L1)
Generator Filter, air (KOHLER PART #277759) (L1)
Generator Filter, oil (KOHLER PART #52 050 02) (L1)
Generator Gasket, Breaker Cover (KOHLER PART #52 041 11) (L1)
Grease, Heavy-duty (R3)
Oil, 10W30, Detergent (Must have SG rating)for Engine (6 Qts) (R3)
Oil, 30 weight ,Detergent for generator (For use over 32 Deg F.) (4 Qts+1/2 Pt) (R3)
Pen, Marking (RIN 5)
Power Steering fluid (DEXRON II ATF) (R3)
Rear Axle fluid (SAE 90-GL-5) (Hypoid Gear Lube) (Takes 8.3 Pts) (R3)
Silicone Sealant (R3)
Silicone Spray (R3)
Spark Plugs, Engine(ASF-42C) (R2)
Spark Plugs, Generator (CHAMPION RH10) (R2)
Tape, Masking (R2)
Tape, Duct (R2)
Transmission fluid (Takes 12 Qts) (Motorcraft Mercon) (R3)
Water, Distilled (for Batteries) (R3)
WD-40 (R2)
Windshield washer detergent (R3)
Emergency Equipment
AC adapter for cellular phone (RIN1)
Air Pump (R2)
Bolt Cutter (R3)
Butane
CB Radio BY DRIVER
Cellular Phone BY DRIVER
AC adapter for cellular phone (RIN1)
Chocks (R2)
Comealong (R3)
Crowbar (R3)
Drill, electric, w/bits
Duct Tape (R2)
Elect Tape
Electrical extension cord, 50-foot, Heavy-duty (L2)
Electrical Repair kit
Extra Keys
Fiberglass repair kit (L1)
Fire Extinguisher BEHIND CHAIR/(R2)
Flashlights DRIVERS POCKET/(R2)
Funnels (R2)
Fuses
Heat-shrink tape
Hydraulic Jack (and handle) (R2)
Jack Pads (2" x 8" x 8") 8 each (R2)
Jumper Cables (R3)
Liquid Wrench (R3)
Mattock (R2)
Multimeter
Nylon Tiedowns (R4)
Pliers, electrical
Plumbing kit (connectors, crimper & tubing)
Protection
Pump, Grease (R3)
Pump, Oil (R2)
Road Flares (R2)
Rope (R3)
Saw, Folding (R3)
Saw, sabre w/blades (R3)
Shovel (R2)
Siphons (R3)
Sledge (R3)
Solder
Soldering Iron
Solderless connectors
Spare Bulbs
Squeegees (Long & Short) (R3)
Stakes (R2)
Stepladder (L2)
Stripper
Tarp (R4)
Tire pressure Gauge LEFT POCKET
Tool Kits (R2)
Trouble light (R3)
Twine (R3)
Walkie Talkies (RIN1)
Warning Triangles (R2)
Water Hose & Filter (L3)
Wedges (R3)
Wheel Covers (L1)
Windshield Washer, Extendible (R3)
Wire
Wire (R1)
Wrenches (R3)

Non-Emergency Equipment checklist
Documents
Bills to be Paid
Briefcase
Credit cards
Documents, important
Dog License
Dog Vaccination Certificate
Dog Health Certificate
Driver's licenses
Good Sam Campground Directory (RIN1)
Good Sam ID
Identification
Instruction books & Warrantees (R1)
MANUALS (LIN6)
Maps CHAIR POCKETS
Money/Traveler's Checks
Passports
Registration
Reservation Papers
RV Catalogs (RIN 5)
RV Maintenance Books (RIN 5)
Telephone Lists Briefcase

Medical
Advil MED CAB 2
Benedryl MED CAB 2
Betadine MED CAB 2
Chlortrimeton MED CAB 2
Excedrin PM MED CAB 2
Eyeglass prescriptions
First Aid Kit LIN 10
Hot Water bottle
Ice bag LIN 9
Insect Repellent MED CAB 2
Insect spray MED CAB 2
Insurance Cards
Lanacaine MED CAB 2
Medicines (prescription)
Prescriptions (if necessary)
Salt Tablets PANTRY
Solarcaine MED CAB 2
Spare Glasses
Sudafed MED CAB 2
Sunscreen MED CAB 2
Sunglasses
Tampax, etc BEHIND JOHN
TUMS MED CAB 2
Vitamins PANTRY
Sanitary/Cleaning
Bucket (R3)
Clorox (L3)
Clothes pins (L3)
Dustpan (R4)
Lysol LIN 7
Paper towels (L1)
Shampoo MED CAB 1
Shaver MED CAB 1
Soap, Hand MED CAB 1
Soap, Laundry
Sponges
Squeegee (R3)
Tar & Bug Remover (R3)
Tissues (Kleenex)
Tank chemicals (Black & Grey tank) LIN 9
Toilet kits
Toilet Paper (L3)
Toilet Cleanout Wand (L3)
Towels, Bath CLOSET 2
Towels, Hand CLOSET 2
Towels, Paper
Towels, Shop
Trash Bags
Trash Can
Vacuum cleaner, Small LIN 6
Vacuum cleaner accessories LIN 6
Washcloths CLOSET 2
Wax, Interior & Exterior
Wet pads (Tissues)
Whiskbroom
Kitchen
Aluminum Foil
Baking soda
Barbeque Grill (L1)
Blender
Bread Maker
Can & bottle opener
Charcoal (L1)
Colander
Cooking pots & pans
Cooler
Cutting Board
Detergent, Dish
Dishcloths
Dishtowels
Dishes, cups, cereal bowls, brown bowls
Dish Rack
Food
Flatware KD2
Food Covers (Nets)
Fork, Cooking
Grater
Hot pads
Jug, Ice Tea
Knife, Bread KD1
Knife, Carving KD1
Knife, Peeling KD1
Lighter KD1
Long fork & Spoon KD1
Matches
Measuring cups & spoons
Mixing bowls
Napkins
Peeler
Picnic Jug/Thermos
Plastic food storage containers w/lids
Plastic storage bags
Pot holders
Saran Wrap
Scissors
Scouring Pads
Sharpener, knife
Skillet
Spatula
Spices
Spoon rest
Tablecloth
Tablecloth hold-downs
Teapot
Toaster Oven
Tongs
Turner
Water Jug
Whisk
Wine opener
Miscellaneous
Alarm Clock
Binoculars
Books
Camp Stove ?
Cassettes
Flashlights
Fly swatter
Heater, Electric (R1)
Lantern (spare mantles) (R1)
Laundry Basket UNDERBED
Lawn Chairs and pads (R4)
Marking Pen (RIN5)
Masking Tape (RIN5)
Notepad
Radio, Battery Powered BR7
Scotch tape
Sewing kit
Stapler, w/staples
Still camera
Sunglasses
Tape recorder BR7
Video Camera and accessories LIN6
Case LIN6
Charger LIN6
Power Supply LIN6
Tripod LIN6
Video tape, blank LIN6
Videos LIN1
Writing kit & Stamps BR7
Clothing
Athletic Clothing
Boots
Dress clothes (bagged & hung)
Gloves
Hat
Jackets
Pajamas
Rain gear
Robe
Shower shoes
Shorts
Socks
Clothes, Spare
Shoes, Spare
Swimsuits
Underclothes
Windbreakers

Linens
Bedspreads UNDERBED
Blankets UNDERBED
Comforter UNDERBED
Pillows BED
Sheets (All beds) UNDERBED
Pet Items
Bowls, Water & Food
Brush
Choke collar
Collar w/tags and license
Deodorant
Flea spray
HeartWorm medicine
Food
Health certificate
Immunization Papers
Leash, Reel-type
Leash, short
Towel
Yeast

PRE-TRIP CHECKLIST

Arrange for animal care (if not taking them)
Arrange for bills to be forwarded or held for payment
Arrange for Outside maintainance
Arrange for plant care
Arrange to have animals bathed just before delivery to kennel
Clean out refrigerator
Disconnect appliances
Disconnect Radio, TV antennas
Empty all inside garbage containers
Ensure shots up-to-date
Give neighbor house key for emergencies
Give neighbor phone contact
Lock all doors and windows
Make kennel reservations
Make mortgage and loan payments in advance
Make reservations
Mow lawn
Notify Sheriff of departure and return dates
Put out trash
Remove Water Heater Main Fuse
Set lights on timers
Set thermostat and ensure AC or Furnace (depending on season) is on
Stop all newspaper deliveries
Stop Mail delivery, have P.O. hold mail
Stow all tools and outdoor furniture, bikes, etc
Stow valuables
Turn off Main Water Valve
Turn off Propane
Turn off water pump