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Old 06-30-2015, 12:49 AM   #57
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Those table clips are awesome in that they are adjustable! We often find the campground picnic tables can be 3 or more inches thick! My solution to keep the tablecloth from flying is to hammer 3-4 (1/2") grommets, evenly spaced on each side. Then I connect them by lacing a cord under the table and through the grommets. I'm thinking of using 3-4 bungy cords to connect directly across the grommets but I think it will create too much tension, thereby pulling out the grommets.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:16 AM   #58
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I'll second the usefulness of baby wipes.

Also, I've developed the habit of doing a 360-degree walk-around before the trailer moves. Inspect tires, wheels, windows, doors (give the latch a twist and a tug), vents, hatch openings, ground under and around the trailer, and, most important, hitch connections.

I do it every single time: when leaving camp, after gas stops and rest stops, any time I leave the driver's seat, even if briefly.
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:38 PM   #59
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Agreed Jon. There are no shortcuts to safety. I do the same.


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Old 06-30-2015, 02:57 PM   #60
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Those table clips are awesome in that they are adjustable! We often find the campground picnic tables can be 3 or more inches thick! My solution to keep the tablecloth from flying is to hammer 3-4 (1/2") grommets, evenly spaced on each side. Then I connect them by lacing a cord under the table and through the grommets. I'm thinking of using 3-4 bungy cords to connect directly across the grommets but I think it will create too much tension, thereby pulling out the grommets.
Hook cords end to end and wrap all the way around table. Hurricane proof table cloth! Unless the whole table blows away, and then you may have bigger problems than worrying about the pick-a-nick table.

And plus 100 on the walk-around before leaving and every chance you get, inlcuding a glance at the top for secure roof hatches.
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I wouldn't call this one of my best ideas, but one of the easiest and quickest.

The one thing that I found annoying with the locking pin on the chain is that it swings while traveling and mars the door finish. To stop that, I put a small magnet on the side of the latch to hold the pin. Problem solved, now just need to clean the marks.

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