Question about Arrival/Departure Check List - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-08-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Question about Arrival/Departure Check List

Hello - I was looking at the checklists that were posted for Arrival and Departures and do not know what is meant by "WDH"?

For example, on the Exterior Arrival Checklist:
#7. Disconnect safety chains & set aside for stowing on WDH lift assemblies.

I have a 1990 13' Scamp. Perhaps I don't have a WDH .... really can't figure out what that is an acronym for.

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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You should NOT have a WDH. Weight Distribution Hitch. Not needed with a 13' and would probably damage the axle if you did you one.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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Scamp 13s do not have WDHs, Weight Distribution Hitches.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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Thank you both for the quick responses!!

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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One more question ...

On that same checklist #12 says to "Jack tongue down until jack wheel just starts to rise off ground"

That doesn't make sense to me..... or am I just not understanding what they meant.

How can the jack wheel rise off the ground when I am lowering the wheel down?? Or do they mean to lower the wheel until it is just above the ground?

I have always lowered the wheel until it touches the ground and then I unlock and open the hitch and jack it up until it comes off the ball. Is this ok?

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On that same checklist #12 says to "Jack tongue down until jack wheel just starts to rise off ground"

That doesn't make sense to me..... or am I just not understanding what they meant.
Those checklists were written by me a long time ago and are specific to the equipment on my Fiber Stream trailer. They were meant to be used as an example to help you figure out how to write your own checklist that is specific to your own trailer. This instruction is part of what is done with Weight Distributing Hitches and does not apply to your 13' Scamp.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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Thank you for another quick response.

I had created my own checklist and then when I saw these I was going through them and making sure I wasn't missing something important.

Good to know I'm doing it correctly for my camper and not missing anything!

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Posting your check list might help others and provide a check of your list.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:05 PM   #9
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Arrival

1. Position the trailer as desired on campsite
2. Observe level on front of trailer
3. Stack leveling blocks next to low wheel – then drive trailer on to them
4. Install wheel chocks – front and back
5. Disconnect trailer 7 pin plug from TV and stow
6. Disconnect safety chains
7. Unlatch wheel and position until it clicks
8. Jack tongue down until jack wheel touches the ground
9. Unlock and open the hitch ball latch
10. Jack tongue up off hitch ball
11. Close and lock hitch ball latch
12. Move TV away from trailer to clear hitch space
13. Lower hitch so back rear jacks can be extended
14. Extend jacks and position – use wood if ground is soft
15. Raise trailer onto back rear jacks
16. If TV will be used during stay remove hitch ball


Departure
1. Turn off refrigerator
2. Close propane tank valves
3. Unplug electric hookup and stow cord
4. Insure everything inside is stowed for safe travel!
5. Close cabinet doors
6. Close roof vent
7. Close/latch all windows
8. Put pin in refrigerator door
9. Open curtains to view inside
10. Bungee door to closet door
11. Close trailer door
12. Close and latch rock guard
13. Lower tongue jack so that back rear jacks can be retracted
14. Retract rear jacks
15. Jack tongue up to clear hitch ball
16. Unlock and open hitch ball latch
17. Position TV so hitch ball is under open coupler – slightly forward
18. Lower tongue jack onto hitch ball
19. Close latch and install lock
20. Retract wheel/jack assembly until it clicks – make sure arm and wheel are out of the way
21. Install safety chains to TV in the cat’s cradle position
22. Safety chain hooks installed from bottom to top
23. Connect trailers 7 pin plug to TV
24. Remove wheel chocks and set aside
25. Pull forward off of leveling blocks
26. Pack blocks and chocks
27. Test trailers lights – brake, running, and turn signals
28. Walk around the trailer for last inspection
29. Check tire pressure -
30. Padlock trailer door
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