“The Check List” ~ A Must Have Reply

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.

AIR Forums: Acronyms, Abbreviations and Terminology Reply

I found this informative list on the Forums. If you are going to be a Glamper, you have to know how to speak their language!

Air Forums

Acronyms, Abbreviations, and terminology.SOB– refers to Some Other Brand…..of RV, besides Airstream.

PO….Previous Owner

a TV is not plasma but a Tow Vehicle

WBCCI…Wally Byam Caravan Club International

ASF=AirStreamForums.com ( also know as AIR on our stickers)

PM= Private Message.
RB, CB, FB Rear Bath, Center Bath, and Front Bedroom.
WD= Weight Distribution
Gaucho= a combination couch/bed found in many Airstreams.

IMHO – In my humble opinion

FWIW = For What It’s Worth

IIRC = If I Recall Correctly

GCWR = Gross Combined Weight Rating…

GVWR- Gross Vehicle Weight rating

tt = travel trailer
fw = fifth wheel
pw = pop-up
psd = power stroke diesel (popular diesel engined Ford tow vehicle)
tv = tow vehicle
DP…Diesel pusher
CG…campground
MH…motorhome ( also can be a Moho

LOL…Laughing Out Loud

Tandem axle = two axles (there is no such thing as “dual axles”)
Dual wheels = two wheels on each end of the axle
Tri-axle = three axle 34′ trailer

HaHa= Henseley Arrow hitch

ADIDAS All day I dream about streamin

5er – fifth wheel trailer (I don’t know why)
FC – Flying Cloud
SOTR – Sovereign of the Road

TW-Trade Wind (as in I own a ’68 TradeWind)
GTGlobe Trotter
GBGH= go big or go home

Mod= or mods…Modification, or a Moderator, here on the Forums

PITA – pain in the a**

LWB – LONG WHEEL BASE

SWB – SHORT WHEEL BASE

SB= Short Bed
LB= Long Bed
TD= Turbo Diesel
SWMBOshe who must be obeyed
SOBDD– Same old bull, different day
ADDITIONS FROM ANOTHER THREAD HERE-

ABT……………………………………….. ………..About
A/C…………………………………………. ………Air Conditioning
AS………………………………………… ………..Airstream
ATV……………………………………….. ……….All Terrain Vehicle
AKA……………………………………….. ……….Also Known As
AWD……………………………………….. ……..All Wheel Drive
BTW……………………………………….. ………By The Way
CG………………………………………… ……….Camp Ground
CCD……………………………………….. ………International CCD
CD………………………………………… ……….Compact Disk
DEG……………………………………….. ………Degrees
ETC……………………………………….. ………Et cetera
FAQ……………………………………….. ………Frequently Asked Questions
GMC……………………………………….. ……..General Motors Corporation
HP………………………………………… ………..Horse Power
HS………………………………………… ………..High School
ID………………………………………… …………Identification
IMO……………………………………….. ……….In My Opinion
INT……………………………………….. ………..International
KMH……………………………………….. ………Kilometers Per Hour
LP………………………………………… ………..Liquid Propane
LT………………………………………… ………..Light Truck
LTD……………………………………….. ……….Limited
LY………………………………………… ………..Land Yacht
MAC……………………………………….. ………Macintosh
MAX……………………………………….. ………Maximum
MI………………………………………… ………..Mile/Miles
MM………………………………………… ……….Millimeter
MPG……………………………………….. ………Miles Per Gallon
MPH……………………………………….. ………Miles Per Hour
MTNS………………………………………. ……..Mountains
NEC……………………………………….. ………National Electric Code
OEM……………………………………….. ………Original Equipment Manufacturer
OPD……………………………………….. ……….Overfill Protection Device
OTOH………………………………………. ………On The other Hand
PG………………………………………… …………Page
PICS………………………………………. ………..Pictures
PO………………………………………… …………Previous Owner
REP……………………………………….. ………..Representative
RPM……………………………………….. ………..Rotations Per Minute
RV………………………………………… …………Recreational Vehicle
SUV……………………………………….. ………..Sport Utility Vehicle
TT………………………………………… ………….Travel Trailer
VI………………………………………… …………..Volunteer Inspector
VPA……………………………………….. …………Volunteer Purchasing Advisor
VIA……………………………………….. …………By Way Of
VAC……………………………………….. ………..Vintage Airstream Club
WM………………………………………… ……….Wall Mart
WFG……………………………………….. ……….Working Family Generation
QCC……………………………………….. ………..Quality Control Correspondent
XLT……………………………………….. …………Ex Lady Truck Driver

 

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