Below is one of the most important “to do” lists to carry with you at all times in your Airstream. This list is a go to for each time you are getting ready to move your trailer. A “what to do” for both inside and outside of your Airstream. Following this list will assist you in not having those costly “mishaps” that many before us have experienced. I am thankful for this list because I would, for sure, have missed a step or two.
List for Trailer and Car
Check List Inside
1. Turn electric refrigerator off
2. Light gas refrigerator
3. Put pin in refrigerator
4. Secure bathroom door
5. Make sure water pump switch if turned to off
6. Put TV and radio in safe place
7. Shut all windows and vents
8. Put grate clips on stove
9. Set thermostat on furnace to LOW
10. Put covers in sink
11. Close all curtains
12. Check water level at gauge, fill if necessary
13. Empty and flush holding tank
14. Lock door and set dead bolt
Check List Outside
15. Release water hose, electric cable and secure
16. Roll up and secure awning
17. Fold and secure lawn chairs
18. Remove jacks from under trailer
19. Hook trailer to car and connect wiring
20. Hook brake wire under deck lid
21. Lower front window guard
22. Hook rear view mirrors to car mirrors
23. Lower Radio aerial
24. Check clearance, brake, tail and back-up lights
25. Raise step at door and secure
26. Check tire pressure on all tires
27. After moving out 50 ft check area for goods
Add to the inside checklist, “Turn 12-Volt Shut-Off On”
Note: Your 12-Volt Shut-Off must be “on” when you travel in order to provide electricity to the Break-Away switch for the trailer brakes.
Addition: From Paul O. (thank you, Paul!)
When we travel, it’s wise to put ice in containers to keep the fridge & freezer cool, because it’s smarter to turn off the propane !! Having propane on & rolling down the road could turn an accident into an explosion
Addition: From Blue Prince
Don’t forget (especially when boondocking) to disconnect the plug from the AS to the Tow Vehicle. It will run the battery down in your Vehicle and you will be hunting for a jump start when you leave.
Looking forward to the day when we can join other WBCCI members for Rallies and other fun events. Found this super cool photo from my friend, Paul O. on Facebook today. He told me this photo (from LIFE magazine) was taken at an International Airstream Rally.
We will be joining our local unit, WBCCI Denver Colorado Unit (#24), of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Inc. From what I have learned, the locals clubs offer events all year long. From monthly luncheons to rallies, caravans and social events for owners of Airstreams. The members are all ages with diverse backgrounds but, all have one love in common ~ the Airstream travel trailer.
We have been invited to attend a club luncheon on March 17th which I am really looking forward to. Thanks goes out to Kip E. for the kind invitation.
Photo source: LIFE
WBCCI DenCO Unit
One of the most important components to my being able to live the ‘Streaming lifestyle, is to stay connected. And by connected, I mean to the Internet!!! I can work from anywhere. Hence, when I purchase my Airstream, I will take my work with me on the open road. I can’t pull this off without reliable Internet service. I have been reading review after review and blogs galore to find the best solution. Hands down WiFi In Motion seems to fit the bill. It’s a bit pricey at $849.99 for the “Lite Kit for RVs”. They also have units for: Wireless Marine Kit, iBooster for the iPhone and a HomeBoost System. But, the price is PRICELESS if you can stay connected to the world (and clients!!). I will be purchasing the Lite Kit for RVs when I purchase my Airstream, for sure!
Next Exit: Wireless Freedom!
“The open road just became more open. WiFi In Motion delivers an Internet access solution that will make the hours between RV parks more enjoyable and productive. The WiFi In Motion anywhere Internet access kit converts your RV into a “hotspot” floating down the highway. Now you can browse the Internet and check email at high speeds, all while enjoying the freedom of mobility. You will no longer have to wait to find free, unsecured WiFi, or purchase expensive satellite systems that offer slow speeds.” ~ WiFi In Motion
How fun would this be in your Airstream? Fun and retro ~ Daddy-O Productions offers this road trip game, packaged with a darling Airstream tin box to hold the game cards, board and dice.