Airstreamin Departure Checklist
Aircraft pilots use a pre-flight checklist. Why? Because one thing forgotten can result in bad things happening.
Over 30,000 miles of Airstreamin adventures teaches you a few things. One of those things is that I need a Departure Checklist, otherwise bad things happen. What sorts of bad things? Here’s a few of the lessons I’ve learned the hard way:
A departure checklist keeps you, your Airstream, and your fellow travelers safe. It will also save you a pile of dough. Here’s my Departure Checklist.
Tow Vehicle Hookup
This is where a double check is not even good enough because a mistake here can spell disaster for you or your fellow travelers. If you have a co-pilot, get them to triple check your work here after you have checked it yourself. A mistake here can spell disaster.
In summary your 6 step Hookup checklist is:
When I am 100% sure my Airstream is attached properly to my tow vehicle, I do the rest of my exterior checks.
I have a very specific Inside Checklist that pertains to Luby because of the particular things I carry along with me. For example I have a water filled lava-lamp aquarium with floating plastic fish beside my bed. You may not be fortunate enough to have one. But if you are, you’ll want to empty that and stow it safely to keep your bed dry and your fish safe ;)
Here’s a more generic Inside Checklist to get you started:
If you are fortunate enough to have a co-pilot, its great to split the Inside and Outside lists, and then do a quick walk-around of each others work just to be extra safe.
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