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gbopp

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opnspaces wrote:

I wonder if we are all going to do the same basic checks because we are all on the same forum.

I don't think it's because we're on the same forum. It's probably because it's common sense things that get checked and it's mostly a visual inspection.
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We pull in, Wife takes dog for a walk while I fill truck up. After truck is full I move it out of the way so other people can get fuel. Then I got to the bathroom, when done I take take the dog and wife does her thing and then wife and dog gets in the truck and I check the chains, hitch tires and doors and just general look everything over and then we are on the road again. Works good for us

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Edd505 wrote:

what about fueling and getting the heck out of the pumps and not use the restroom, wash your hands, wonder the sales area looking for snacks, order a sub, get a drink, pick up the chips from the sales area, get in line to pay ....... all while someone else waits to use the pump.


I do my checks while the truck is filling with fuel.. I don't go into the store to buy anything or use the facilities after the fuel stops filling the tank. I want out of there as soon as possible!

I have seen these types of folks however, and yes, that is annoying...

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MitchF150 wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

what about fueling and getting the heck out of the pumps and not use the restroom, wash your hands, wonder the sales area looking for snacks, order a sub, get a drink, pick up the chips from the sales area, get in line to pay ....... all while someone else waits to use the pump.


I do my checks while the truck is filling with fuel.. I don't go into the store to buy anything or use the facilities after the fuel stops filling the tank. I want out of there as soon as possible!

I have seen these types of folks however, and yes, that is annoying...

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There in lays my point, people do it.


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I check to see if my trailer is still back there:

If so; I'm good.

If not; I go back and look for it.

(haven't done #2 yet.)


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The same.

If I have driven through weeds I check underneath for any stray branches or twigs hitchhiking.

The TPMS gives me a continual temperature readout, but I check the brakes, treads, etc anyway.


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MitchF150 wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

what about fueling and getting the heck out of the pumps and not use the restroom, wash your hands, wonder the sales area looking for snacks, order a sub, get a drink, pick up the chips from the sales area, get in line to pay ....... all while someone else waits to use the pump.


I do my checks while the truck is filling with fuel.. I don't go into the store to buy anything or use the facilities after the fuel stops filling the tank. I want out of there as soon as possible!

I have seen these types of folks however, and yes, that is annoying...

Mitch


And I'm scanning for openings in the traffic flow around the pumps. Not all motorist appreciate or understand our clearance issues.

We always move when possible but there have been one or two times where there's no pull-off area and we've let it set while we grabbed a drink. Bathroom biz is done in the RV while we fuel. Find it cleaner - and no waiting for her.


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2. As I walk around the TT I will touch each axel and tire surface. Are they warmer/hotter than usual?


I touched my wheel hub once and burned my hand. I now use a laser temp thinger to check temps of tires and axles / hubs.

They are cheap at Harbor Freight or auto parts stores.

That particular trailer had an axle problem of some sort. It was a flat bed car hauler. It ate a tire on a 2000 mile trip. I got frustrated with it and traded it in to the dealer I bought it from for a bigger trailer on the day I took it in to tell them it had an axle problem.


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Same as mentioned. Add check the awning by pulling on the arms and check all the straps holding stuff on the cargo tray.
Even though we have a TPMS, I still touch tires and hubs. Also have a temp gun, but would only use it if something was off. Haven’t had to, yet.
If I can easily move from the pump, I do.


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Edd505 wrote:

what about fueling and getting the heck out of the pumps and not use the restroom, wash your hands, wonder the sales area looking for snacks, order a sub, get a drink, pick up the chips from the sales area, get in line to pay ....... all while someone else waits to use the pump.


I don't know why I find this humorous, but if you read that quote it's almost like the battle of the entitled. Here I am the entitled one using the bathroom getting a drink, paying for my stuff. All the while you the entitled one is stuck for an extra three minutes waiting for me to move. So who's entitlement takes precedence? [emoticon]

I've been driving and pulling things for for over 30 years. And the amount of times I've encountered a car apparently parked at a pump while the driver is inside doing who knows what has been one time. Ultimately I had to back out and move to a different pump and go about my day.

You know when I think about it, I can't remember too many stations that even have the room to park a trailer away form the pumps. So no, if I'm pumping gas and I have to use the bathroom I'm going to go do that before I get back on the road. I might even stop to buy a soda on my way out of the bathroom. And I bet you (the people on this forum not specifically the quoted above) have also done the same thing.


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