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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 28-03-2018, 08:09 Thread Starter
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As we are new to motorhomes, does anyone have a to do list of things that need to be done before setting off, and or leaving a site,? Mainly so nothing is likely to get broken or left, it's an old age thing with us.
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I have a list stuck to the steering wheel.
By memory.
Check cupboards and drawers are locked.
Cooker lid down.
Nothing on the draining board or loose on work tops etc.
All Windows and hatches secured.
Fridge on battery ( yours may switch automatically if it's a brand new van).
When you switch the engine on make sure the step retracts.I

That's from memory there maybe more.

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I have a 2' x 6'' piece of ply I put in front of the speedo, says Step Heki and EHU on it, and I still start to drive off sometimes
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The list we used when we first started.
Obviously, your set-up will differ but maybe gives you some thoughts for your own list.
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The list we used when we first started.
Obviously, your set-up will differ but maybe gives you some thoughts for your own list.
Well done , that is some list.
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Check: wife on board?

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gellyneck's list includes a lot of items that need stowing/securing which may not apply to many motorhomes, including ours.

Our list is simple enough to do from memory.

I do the external walkaround check which covers

Gas off
Windows closed.
Hatches locked
Hook-up detached (at home only, as we never use it touring)

A look for obstructions to exit parking - above and below)

Meanwhile OH is doing internal

No loose items on surfaces.
TV and bathroom doors closed
Curtains secured
Kitchen draws locked
Rooflight down.
Fridge switched to engine battery
Step retracted

Phone(also our satnav) plugged in.


We can be away in 3 mins. max.

Checklist if you want, but doing it from the seat would still need a physical inspection, especially outside.

I suggest as a new starter you just look around several times and mentally note what is necessary, until it becomes second nature.

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I have a 2' x 6'' piece of ply I put in front of the speedo, says Step Heki and EHU on it, and I still start to drive off sometimes
If our leclic isn't unplugged when we start the engine it screams at us, so no way can I drive away with it plugged in.

Gas stays on as we have on route gas heating, but why turn it off Geoff. Am I going to wish I hadn't asked that question.
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That's a good facility and not that difficult to implement either, did hans fit it?
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No it was already in the van, it also shouts if you leave the fridge on mains and drive off, but not if its left on gas, I have driven many times with the fridge still on gas, waste of gas when it could be supplied from the vehicle.
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