Checklist between trips

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by RockieRV, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. RockieRV

    RockieRV Deleted User

    Found this list useful for when storing your RV between camping trips, do the following:

    Shut off propane
    Shut off battery power (12 volt)
    Empty waste tanks
    Empty refrigerator (doors ajar, baking soda)
    Check fresh water tank (drain only for extended storage)
    Close all windows and vents (consider a vent cover which allows air circulation but keeps water out)
    Close window coverings (out of sight, out of mind; also keeps coach cooler and protects from sun damage)
    Lock all doors (entry and storage)
    For travel trailers, consider a heavy duty lock for the tongue

    Then, to get it ready for travel, do the following:

    Plug into shore power
    Turn on 12 volt power (battery)
    Check all detectors: smoke, propane, carbon monoxide
    Turn on propane
    Purge air from propane lines by lighting stove burners (30 to 60 seconds) and activating furnace until hot air is produced, then shut off
    Light refrigerator first on propane; once you are assured it operates on Propane, switch to Auto (requires overnight to fully cool down)
    Check monitor panel (battery level, tank levels)
    Add water to fresh water tank as needed
    Turn on water pump, open cold faucet first, then hot, purge any air
    Light water heater
    Check tire pressure
    Check lights inside and out (including headlights, taillights, turn signals, clearance lights)
    Check all fluid levels in motorized RVs
    Check oil level in generator

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