Precisely how to Hook Up An Rv When RVing Full Time, Part One

By Ralph Burns


One of the things we absolutely desired when RVing full time is a check list that listed all the procedures you should do whenever you setup your Motorhome at the Rv campsite.

We all went online and we weren't able to find a good Motorhome setup checklist anyplace. Therefore we created a 13 step check list to help you setup your own Motor home when you travel to a campsite. We are going to include steps 1-7 in this posting.

1. Park the Motorhome

* This might appear to be kind of obvious, however, you must park the Rv so your electrical, drinking water and sewage hookups are on the identical side as their hookups.

2. Level the Rv

* 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 2x10 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.

* After that back up the Motor home so that it lands on the 2x10s. It helps to have a spotter next to the tires accompanied by a radio.

* If required, increase and modify the boards so that the Motor home is level.

3. Chock the Mobile home Wheels

* 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 or stones work too, however , you really don't want to be concerned about the Motorhome moving about so get hold of some good chocks because they do not cost much.

4. Place Down the Forward Stabilizers

* First, loosen up the stabilizer supports on the stabilizers.

* After that place additional 2x10 pieces immediately beneath the stabilizers and extend the stabilizers halfway.

* After that yank and drop the Recreational vehicle stabilizer feet over the 2x10 blocks, restore the pins then touch the extend switch until the Motorhome actually starts to raise off the back of the vehicle hitch somewhat.

* Watch for a sliver of sunshine between the Motor home hitch and the Rv itself. Next firm up the stabilizer supports and make certain everything is stable and secure.

5. Put Down the Back Stabilizers

* Just like the front stabilizers, set down the rear stabilizers until eventually they practically reach the ground. Place additional 2x10s underneath the feet then wholly 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.

* When the feet are all the way lowered, firm up your stabilizer supports until the whole stabilizer structure is secure.

6. Detach your truck from the Rv

* Be sure you see daylight in between the hitch on the pickup truck and also the hitch plate on the fifth wheel Recreational vehicle, next take out hitch pin.

* If the pin gets stuck, switch the truck into Neutral. This minimizes the stress on the hitch pin so you can discharge it considerably more easily.

* As soon as the pin is discharged, unhook the electrical power line as well as the emergency braking system stop.

In our next blog post, we will complete the step-by-step list, so watch out for that next.




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