It’s going to happen someday!
This entry was written Thursday, September 8th, the day we left Storrie Park. Due to lack of internet signal it was posted late.
A day will come when I damage or destroy something, either on the Perfect Tow Vehicle (PTV), or the Casita. I accept this fact. It almost happened today.
I hitch up without incident.
I check one more time that everything is battened down, and the shower drain, vent, and window are closed. I check that the Fantastic fan is off and the lid shut. I make sure the air conditioner is off. I switch the refrigerator over to DC power. I disconnect the power cord and water line. I close the range vent. I turn off the propane. I jack up the hitch, and back up so the ball is in the correct position. I bring the coupler down. I secure the ball inside the coupler with the lever and attach the hitch lock. I raise the jack and remove the cone. The safety chains and breakaway cable are in place, not too taut, not too loose. I insert and click the big, black, power cord from the Casita into the PTV. I check the lights. I attach the stabilizer bar and make sure the tension is not too much.
I remove the wheel chocks, do another walk-around, and get in the PTV to pull it forward enough to free the yellow plastic levelers. I put the rug inside the Casita, lock the door, push in the steps, and bend down to pick up the levelers.
Do you know what I forgot?
The very same instant I realize what I forgot, a guy busts out of the Roadtrek at a neighboring campsite (I knew there were eyes on me the whole time), and before he can get a word out, I blurt out, “stabilizer jacks!”
He says, “I tried to stop you in time.” I peer under the rear of the Casita. They look fine, having only skimmed the gravel when I moved the PTV forward to release the levelers.
“Whew! They look okay. I knew I had forgotten something!”
It didn’t happen today, but it will someday.