Memorial Day RV Camping

May 5 2015

Getting Out In The Campgrounds

It’s that time of year again. If you are like most people this is your first time out camping this year, and more than likely the first time you have gotten your camper out of storage. Sometimes there may be some things that you put off since putting away your RV in the fall while other times you may notice something wrong when getting ready for the season. We are including a short list of common things that need checked or done to ensure that you have a successful long weekend in the campgrounds.


Camper Checklist Basics:
1. Check the tires for checking, wear, and air.
2. Brakes. The most often overlooked safety features. If it can’t stop it will keep going!
3. Batteries. Not just the main coach battery but also the smoke detector and CO2 detector.
4. Tail Lights. People have to be able to see you signal and brake.

Now that we have you going down the road let’s get you in your campsite.

Campsite Basics:
1. It is ALWAYS best to level your camper and stabilize it BEFORE putting the slideout(s) out.
2. Plug into power using proper cords/adapters and ensure your power converter is running. (We sell a lot of replacements this time of year)
3. If you haven’t filled up with water already, now is the time. Check your Water Heater Anode Rod (if equipped) and make sure all your drain lines are closed.
4. Check to make sure you have 120V power by seeing if your Microwave or AC works.
5. You should have already started your Fridge a few days ago…but now is the time to make sure it’s still on.
6. If you have Full Hook-up Sanitation, make sure you don’t open your gate valves until your tanks are almost full.
7. Put the awning out, grab your favorite cold beverage, and start making a campfire!

Now this is just the basics. We could go on-and-on about so many things but we won’t here. But we do want you to inspect your camper front to back. Check all the seams, seals, vents, covers and caulking for rips, voids or broken parts and make a list. Come to one of our 3 dealerships with your list and we can get you fixed up.