Originally Posted by Hornswoggle
Well...we are scheduled to depart for our first camping trip with the family next Friday. This will be our first camping trip in our first camper, so although I am excited, I am also NERVOUS as heck!
This weekend I need to bolt down my battery case, install a battery shut off, sanitize my fresh water system and thoroughly clean the camper.
I plan to take the fully loaded TT and TV across the scales on our way out of town to get all the numbers.
We have an RV setup check list on my iPhone, but wanted to ask if anyone has any words of wisdom...
Wow. I remember the first. White knuckles. It'll be fun. Smile a lot. Watch others in campgrounds. Ask em about things on your RV and their RV. (You'll meet some great folks.) Rest often when driving. I stop at least every 2 hours to stretch, restroom or snack. Walk around RV while gas is pumping. Kick tires for low pressure. Have other adult check behind you. Double check them. You'll find a routine and it'll seem easy on the back half of the trip. Enjoy.
Some basics before each morning start. Slides in. Awning in. Chocks up. Jacks up. Hitched up properly. Toilet bowl empty (it'll slosh). Antenna down. Water Hose, power and cable stored. Sewer hose stored. Cabinets & drawers closed. Roof vents closed. Stove and oven turned off. If you have 7 pin plug into truck, your RV battery will charge from trucks alternator while driving so keep 12vt battler power connected. Sounds like a lot, but you'll do fine. Have fun.
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