RV Departure Check List

02/26/2010 at 8:03 pm 5 comments

I’m seeking your help. Yes, yours! Those who have experience with taking an RV on the road can help me fill in the rest of my list. My experience is getting a little fuzzy from lack of use!

I’ll get us started, but feel free to post a comment to add to the list. THANKS!

Before you put the engine in gear to leave a campsite, be sure you:

  • Turned off the breaker, unplugged the power cord, and properly stored it.
  • Closed the sewer valves, disconnected & rinsed the sewer hose, and properly stored it.
  • Turned off the water, disconnected the hose, connected the 2 ends together, and properly stored it.
  • Collected and stored all personal items from outside.
  • Double-checked the security of bicycles, ladders, and anything else being stored on the outside.
  • Triple-checked tow hitches and chains. 
  • Stored the TV antenna or satellite.
  • Adjusted the mirrors.
  • (your ideas can take up lots of space, as needed)
  • Raised the steps.
  • Performed a head count and a paw count!
  • Walked around one final time without distraction, making sure nothing was left unchecked, dangling, or attached. 

So chime in, folks! I’m anxious to hear from you.

Ultimately there is a purpose for this list beyond just another blog. I have plans for it, and you’ll see the final product in the not-too-distant future.

And if you didn’t already sense it, THANK YOU for helping! It means a lot to me.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. NomadWoman  |  02/26/2010 at 8:46 pm

    Stabilizers up
    Vents/windows closed
    cupboards/drawers inside secured
    propane off, if drive w/propane off
    check brake & turn signals working
    check tire pressure
    outside storage bins locked/secured

  • 2. Ceridwen  |  02/26/2010 at 9:51 pm

    This is great!

    Shower door locked
    Sliding doors locked
    Visual check on stabilizers (our controls lied to us once)
    Leveling blocks/chocks picked up
    Tablecloth from picnic table
    Check security of awning arms

  • 3. HighPlainsCamping  |  02/26/2010 at 10:05 pm

    EXCELLENT!!! Thanks Ceridwen and NomadWoman. So glad to see the list growing.

  • 4. Mike Erps  |  02/27/2010 at 8:16 am

    close roof vents and windows and secure as needed, turn off all interior rv lights, heat, air conditioner.

  • 5. generators for home  |  03/27/2010 at 5:03 pm

    Great list, I am already compiling it into one big one. I am an experienced camper and was surprised to see a few things that I just didnt think of. This list is going up on my door, and tweeted out to my mates. cheers.


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