Aid to remembering corner steadies

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  1. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Hi All.

    On reading posts on forgeting corner steadies I just thought that a tip given to me by an older motorcaravanner years ago might help some it did me.:thumb:

    After parking up and lowering steadies place brace across foot pedals in cab, you can't drive off then with them down. I know when I was useing them I never had problems again, and no red face.:Blush:


    Dave
     
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    as a newbe thats a great tip, I was dreading doing that, now with a simple trick no:Blush:

    so a big:thumb:
     
  3. Boo

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    Good Idea...............but no good to us in Yanks as ours are pull down steadies and so no brace needed.............I put a post-it on the dials to remind me :thumb:

    Boo
     
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    BOO this is your signature.


    I'm never getting married again................just gonna buy a house for some women who don't like me..........and just cut out the years of misery





    Hi Boo

    I don't like you, hee hee, so I will have a nice new bungalow in Ilfracombe please.


    Cheers

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    really not a problem if you're on grass......two lovely deep plough forrows 'til you realise you aint going as fast as you should....:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Same for us.

    I leave a yellow cloth over the steering wheel whenever I put the legs down or if I turn the gas on for the fridge while parked up for shopping etc.
     
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    or you could buy one of Jims motorhome check lists :thumb::Wink::RollEyes:

    never forgot anything again....
     
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    corner steadies

    I'm looking for a pair of corner steadies for an Autotrail Apache 634l(2008) apart from the factory any Suggestions.
     
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    Try winding the electric cable around one to remind you after you unplug :Rofl1: then again you need something to remind you to unplug before driving :Doh::Rofl1:
    terry
     
  11. simsy56

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    You could try Mnemonics. Mnemonics is using a main word, and the letters meaning items to remember. They are used a lot in flying training, and help you to remember important things, especially when your head and hands are full, and things MUST be remembered, and in a specific order. One such mnemonic is BUMPFICH, that helps me remember prior to landing, (Brakes) off-(Undercarriage) down and locked, (Mixture) rich, (Primer) locked, (and pump on), (Fuel) on and contents sufficient, (Instruments) working and correct, (Carb heat) on then off at 300ft, (Hatches and Harnesses) locked and secure.
    Now with motorhomes you could have something like LEAVING, meaning, (Legs or Levellers) stowed, (Electric) cable disconnected and stored, (Antenna) down and locked, (Vents) and windows secure, (Interior) fixtures and fittings secure, (Nothing) left underneath or outside,
    (Gently) vacate pitch and lookaround once more. Anything along these lines is good, and if it helps you remember all the better. Just a thought.
    Craig.
     
  12. geoff1947

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    How about SOFT Used in the Army a lot before driving away.
    S - Stores/Safety Is my load secure and safe. I do a visual check around the vehicle to ensure windows are secure and steadies are up etc My lady wife does the same indoors Simple isn't it!!
    O - Oil Dip and check level
    F - Fuel Do I have enough for the journey
    T - Tyres Check pressure

    Why not start a thread on Mneumonics There must be hundreds out there:thumb:
     
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