Tips on how to Set Up A Motorhome While RVing Full Time, Part 1

Posted by on April 25, 2012 | No Comments

One of the things that we really wished for when RVing fulltime is some sort of check list that listed all the steps you need to do once you setup your Recreational vehicle at the Rv campground.

We went on the internet and we weren’t able to locate a Motorhome setup checklist anywhere. Therefore we designed a 13 step checklist that will help you set up your Rv when you travel to a camping site. We will include steps 1-7 in this posting.

1. Park the Recreational vehicle

* This may appear to be sort of self evident, but you really should park the Mobile home so that the electrical, drinking water and sewer hookups are on the exact same side as their specific hookups.

2. Level the Mobile home

* Walk into the Motorhome and take out your level and evaluate how level the Recreational vehicle is. In the event that the Rv is level go to step # 3.

* If it is not level, then get some 2×10 boards cut to around one foot long and set them behind the tires along the side of the Motor home this is lower than the other.

* Then back up the Mobile home so that it lands on the 2x10s. It helps to have a spotter next to the wheels sporting a radio.

* If needed, increase and modify the boards till the Recreational vehicle is level.

3. Chock the Rv Tires

* Place some thing ahead of and at the rear of the Rv wheels that can keep the 5th wheel from shifting. We all suggest the plastic-type chocks simply because perform so well.

* Chunks of wood and stones do the job as well, nevertheless , you really don’t want to be concerned about the Motorhome moving so get some really good chocks as they do not cost a lot.

4. Put Down the Front Stabilizers

* To begin with, loosen the stabilizer supports on the stabilizers.

* Next put extra 2×10 pieces immediately underneath the stabilizers and extend the stabilizers midway.

* After that yank and drop the Recreational vehicle stabilizer feet over the 2×10 blocks, restore the pins then touch the extend switch until the Motorhome actually starts to raise off the back of the vehicle hitch somewhat.

* Look for a sliver of light between your Recreational vehicle hitch and the Motor home itself. And then tighten the stabilizer supports and make sure everything is stable and secure.

5. Put Down the Back Stabilizers

* Like the front stabilizers, place down the rear stabilizers until finally they just about get to the ground. Place additional 2x10s beneath the feet and after that fully extend the stabilizers.

* The more 2x10s you use underneath the rear stabilizers, the more steady and less rocky the Rv will be. Typically I place seven or eight of these beneath the feet to really make it extremely tight. Once you do this along with the stabilizer supports, the Rv will likely be as rock solid as home.

* After the feet are completely lowered, make tighter your stabilizer supports until the entire stabilizer structure is secure.

6. Detach the truck from the Recreational vehicle

* Be sure you see sunlight between the hitch on the pickup truck and also the hitch plate on the 5th wheel Rv, then pull out hitch pin.

* Should the pin gets wedged, transfer the truck into Neutral. This process lowers the stress on the hitch pin so you’re able to release it way more easily.

* Once the pin is discharged, disconnect the electrical line in addition to the emergency brake stop.

In our next blog post, we are going to complete the step by step checklist, so watch out for that next.

If you would like to learn more about full time RVing, click here to learn more about how you can travel full time in an RV.

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