‘Return-trip’ checklist from Trailer Life Directory


Trailer Life Directory online contains lots of free resources including useful checklists including the “Return-trip” list in The RV Handbook:

… Prior to departure, it’s best to follow a checklist, at least initially, to make sure you haven’t forgotten something that will cause problems or cost money. Here’s a basic list, to which you can add items from your owner’s manual:

  • Dump holding tanks if dump station is available.
  • Roll up and store awning, power cords, and hoses.
  • Close all windows, vents, doors, drawers, and hatches.
  • Check roof rack or storage pod.
  • Lower TV antenna/satellite dish.
  • Retract entry step.
  • Secure interior: items on counter tops, refrigerator/freezer doors, and television.
  • Turn off water pump and furnace (unless you require them for winter travel).
  • Turn off water heater (or close pilot).
  • Lock refrigerator door.
  • Retract stabilizers or jacks; store wheel chocks.
  • Check lights/turn signals, tires, and engine oil.
  • Drive away from the site a few yards, stop, and walk back to make sure you didn’t leave anything?and that you left the site cleaner than you found it.
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