Whether you’re packing up to head home or moving to another camping destination, knowing how to tear down your campsite can help you make an easy transition, no matter where you’re off to next.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when it’s time to pack up your RV site:
- Pack up your outdoor chairs, patio decor, and other exterior camping equipment. It’s a good idea to check your outdoor area more than once to ensure you don’t leave any items behind. Once you’ve packed up all of your items, securely latch your storage bays so they don’t pop open on the road.
- Turn off your water, relieve pressure in your lines, and remove water from your toilet by flushing it after your water system is turned off.
- Stow away or secure any loose exterior items that could be damaged during travel. You should also latch cabinets and other appliance doors to prevent items from spilling out.
- Turn off appliances and lights, close your overhead vents and windows, and retract all of your slide-outs and awnings.
- Bag your trash and take it to a campground receptacle or dispose of it at your next stop if one isn’t available.
- Dump and clean your holding tanks and clean and stow your sewer hose.
- Disconnect all of your service lines and turn off your RV’s LP tanks.
- Retract your stabilizer jacks and store your entrance steps.
- Lock your doors and check around the campsite and RV one more time for missed items.
- Hitch your RV to your tow vehicle, check your tire pressure, remove wheel chocks, and ensure your brake lights and turn signals are functioning properly before hitting the road.