You’ve just arrived at your destination and it’s time to setup your home away from home!
When you check-in make sure you grab a map of the park so you can familiarize yourself with the grounds. (You’ll want to know where the beach is!). If you’re new to RV camping, at check-in, ask if the campground provides an campsite escort service for first-timers. A seasoned staffer will guide you to your site and assist you in getting parked and levelled.
First determine if you need to back in or if it is a pull-through site. Know where your water, electrical and sewer hookups are on your RV so you can position yourself accordingly. Be sure there are no low-hanging branches or other obstacles that will interfere with the RV. If you have a slide out or awning, leave room on either side for them to be fully extended.
The ground is not always flat, so level your RV as necessary, using blocks or stabilizing jacks if your RV is equipped with them. Chock the wheels securely to keep the RV stable on the site and apply the parking brake if you have a motorhome
Plug your electrical shore power cord into the campsite receptacle that matches the amperage requirements of your RV.
Switch your refrigerator to the AC setting to draw on the electricity rather than your propane.
Attach a white potable RV drinking water hose to the tank on the side of your unit and run the other end to the campground water supply. Turn on the water and check for any leaks.
Put an outdoor carpet mat down, open your awning, and set up your lawn chairs. Now sit back and relax!