Welcome to Camping! I'm sure you will find it as enjoyable as the rest of us. Understand that there is a learning curve and it can get a little frustrating. We've all gone through it (and still am!). But this forum is a great way to get your questions answered and help guide you through it. As I said, someone on this forum will have gone through a situation you may have a question about.
As for a checklist...There are many out there. I use this one and add to it to meet my specific needs. Changing Gears Checklist
I hope that helps!