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RV Checklist: Campsite Setup - Printable | Mid Florida RV

You've traveled in your RV umpteen miles to arrive at the RV park and are ready to get settled in! But, it's not like a hotel where you just check-in and drop off your luggage in the room. You'll need to go through some important steps to setup your campsite for safety and efficiency.

Our RV Checklist: Campsite Setup below will walk you through the proper protocols so that you'll be ready to start your RV adventure!

Arriving At Campground

  • Check in at the campground.

  • Get campground map and ask check-in attendant for best directions to site.

  • Drive to site.

Parking The RV

  • Spotter get out of vehicle to walk site and determine everything is good and where to park the rig.

  • Spotter check for tree branches and other things that may get in the way when parking. (power pedestal, trees, table, etc.)

  • Call driver to begin getting the rig into the site. If in a drivable with a tow car - unhook tow car first.

  • Back in or pull into site taking your time and doing multiple checks so you don't hit anything.

Leveling The RV

  • Check if the rig is level. If not, see if you can move back and forth or right or left on site to get more level.

  • Once rig is in place, apply levelers under wheels if need be. Or use leveling jacks in rig.

  • Once level - chock wheels. Or in drivable put on parking break.

  • Put down tongue or front landing gear to trailer or fifth wheel.

  • Unhitch and pull tow vehicle out for trailer or fifth wheel.

  • Put down stabilizers for trailer or fifth wheel.

Hooking Up Power

  • Make sure 30/50 amp breaker is off at the pedestal.

  • Plug in your surge protector to pedestal and cord into surge protector and turn on breaker.

Hooking Up Fresh Water

  • Attach inline water filter to campsite's water spigot.

  • Attach fresh water hose to inline water filter.

  • While holding other end of hose turn on campground water and let flow through the hose until water is clear.

  • Attach end of hose to RV city water hookup or inlet.

Hooking Up Sewer

  • Attach sewer hose to RV sewer outlet and extend to campsites sewer connection.

  • Attach proper connection for sewer donut.

  • Open gray tank valve (leave black valve closed until you need to empty it).

Pulling Out Slides

  • Put stairs down.

  • Head inside and look around slide-out area to make sure nothing is blocking the slide.

  • Check outside to verify slide won't hit anything.

  • Put slides out.

Download Printable RV Checklist: Campsite Setup Below:

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Now that you're ready to go on some RV adventures, it's time to head over to Mid Florida RV Rentals! You can rent an RV and hit the road! Call 866-MID-FLRV (866-643-3578) for your RV rental needs!