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RV Setup Made Easy: 3 Tips to Get You Started

Are you ready to hit the open road but dreading the thought of setting up your RV? Setup doesn’t have to be a chore. With the right tips and tricks, you can make it a breeze. Try these three easy tips to make RV setup simple and quick, so you and the family can get to enjoying your camping adventures sooner!


RV Setup Tips
1) Have all the gear you need in one place

Designate an RV basement compartment or two to store equipment needed for set up. Keep items in labeled or clear containers for easy identification. Pack the sewer hose connections in a tote by itself. And keep the freshwater hose along with any related accessories like a pressure regulator and filter in another tote. Your “RV setup” compartment can also house your leveling blocks and chokes along with other equipment like a surge protector and adapters.

RV Setup


2) Make a list of what needs to be done

To make the setup process easier and more efficient, create a checklist of all the tasks that need to be completed. This list will vary depending on your RV (i.e., motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel), but the principles are the same. The following is a generalized checklist that can be modified based on your specific rig.

Arrival/Setup Checklist

Unhook your RV/tow vehicle.
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Connect the power, water, and sewer hookups.
Extend the awning.
Set out camping chairs.


Extend slide-outs.
Unpack secured items.
Set up interior furniture as needed.


3) Set up a routine

Before setting up at a new campsite, take the time to set up your RV in your driveway. This will help you become more familiar with the process and work out any kinks before you reach the campsite. It’s also a great way to double-check that you have all the necessary tools and equipment to get the job done. After a few practice runs, you’ll be able to speed through the process and settle in for a fun and comfortable stay.


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At Great Escapes RV Resort-North Texas, we make RV setup quick and painless with spacious, level sites to easily back into or conveniently pull thru! Take a look at our selection of RV spaces and slip into your preferred spot any season you like! We are open year-round!


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