Packing Up — Outside Your RV



  • Take down and stow awning lights.
  • Stow all outside items: carpets, chairs, grill, etc.
  • Stow satellite dish and stand.
  • Put up all awnings.
  • Close and lock outside range hood vent.
  • Close front (and rear) window shutters.
  • If not operating the refrigerator, shut off the LP gas bottles.
  • Turn off gas water heater.
  • Put stabilizer jacks up and secure -or- Stow portable jacks.
  • Stow wheel chocks.
  • Put up the steps.
  • Remove and stow any outside electrical connectors.
  • Drain and flush black water holding tank.
  • Put in 2-3 gallons of water and appropriate amount of holding tank chemical into the black water tank.
  • Drain gray water tank.
  • Double check that sewer drain valves on RV are closed and remove the sewer hose.
  • Cap the RV sewer drain outlet.
  • Drain sewer hose, clean and stow.
  • Disconnect shore power electrical cord and stow; close and secure the hatch.
  • Remove fresh water hose, drain and stow.
  • Cover the outside water connection.
  • Remove and stow TV cable and/or phone cords.
  • Check lugs on wheels.
  • Check tire pressure.
  • Make sure all exterior storage items are secure; close and lock all compartments.



checklist courtesy of rvNetLinx:  www.rvnetlinx.com