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Checklist for the Full-Time RV Life, what do I need to bring?

Dream Big, Think Small!

When preparing for the full-time RV life here is everything you need to know. All of the small, nitty-gritty details etched away in one big checklist broken down into categories to make your life easier. Most importantly, reading this and knowing this will get the wheels turning in your mind as well as the wheel turning on your RV!

Checklist

Preflight Checklist – disconnect, put it away and stow it!

  • first of all, turn out the lights
  • shut off the air conditioner
  • including turning the furnace off
  • check the connection at the hitch
  • of the utmost importance, batteries charged
  • functioning trailer brakes
  • likewise, mirrors centered
  • break-away switch
  • write down your total height (clearance)
  • in short, make reservations, secure permits
  • equally important, check RV supplies
  • full of fuel and fluid levels
  • propane tank level so we don’t run out
  • clean fresh water tank
  • weight now and loaded
  • most importantly, empty holding tanks
  • closed grey and black valves
  • treated black water tank
  • secure loose items, velcro
  • latch interior doors, shower
  • awnings and sliders in
  • roof vents closed
  • to avoid the rain, windows shut and latched
  • external doors closed and latched
  • hook-ups disconnected, electric, sewer, water, cable
  • clear of trash
  • maximum tire pressure
  • meanwhile, raise leveling jacks
  • furthermore, stow leveling blocks
  • as well, remove wheel chocks
  • consequently, hook-up safety chains
  • finally, the final walk around

Site Arrival checklist – connect, open and set-up

  • firstly, check-in
  • secondly, walk the site
  • equally important, find the dump station
  • set the brakes
  • level the RV
  • set-up the wheel chocks
  • ensure the RV is supported
  • disconnect safety chains, cables
  • extend safety steps, handrails
  • extend the slides out
  • hook-up, electric, sewer, water, cable
  • open grey water valve
  • above all, keep black water valve closed
  • open water heater valve
  • turn on the air conditioner
  • turn on the heater
  • check water and electrical connections
  • open up the awnings
  • unlatch the doors
  • raise the antenna/satellite

The Essentials needed for the full-time RV life

  • Insurance docs and registration
  • manuals and guides for the coach and truck
  • maps and travel guides
  • emergency travel guides
  • emergency road kit
  • spare fuses and light bulbs
  • first aid kit
  • extension cord
  • power adapter, shoreline power cord
  • water hoses, fresh water, black water
  • propane tank
  • motor oil
  • fresh water
  • GPS
  • smartphone
  • recharge battery
  • internet connection
  • digital wall clock
  • thermometer
  • 12 VDC air compressor/foot pump
  • basic toolbox
  • ladder
  • large front level
  • ball bungees
  • swiss army knife, multi-tool
  • water pressure regulator
  • in-line water filter
  • sewer hose
  • radio
  • headphones
  • bug repellent
  • hammock
  • flashlight
  • solar panel
  • generator
  • broom, dustpan
  • trash can, trash bag liners
  • umbrella
  • sunscreen
  • ax
  • lantern
  • mail service
  • small fan/heater
  • command hooks
  • tilley hat
  • binoculars
  • collapsable wagon
  • shovel

Kitchen Essentials Checklist

  • stackable dishes and cups
  • tea pitcher
  • flatware
  • can opener
  • storage containers
  • mason jars
  • chopping knife
  • non-slip cabinet liners
  • pot holders
  • cast iron skillet
  • linen towels
  • cutting board
  • crockpot/pressure cooker
  • toaster
  • blender
  • coffee pot
  • spices and oils
  • wisk
  • ladle
  • tongs
  • peeler
  • colander
  • spatula

Restockables Checklist

  • for instance, napkins
  • also, paper towels
  • including, coffee filters
  • most importantly, aluminum foil
  • including, plastic wrap
  • on top of that, zip lock bags
  • essentially, the garbage bags
  • must have the vinegar
  • on top of that, the dish soap
  • including, sponges
  • but of course, countertop cleaner
  • foremost, the salt and pepper
  • essentially the sugar
  • most importantly, groceries

Groceries Checklist

  • sugar, salt, and pepper
  • flour
  • batter, mixes
  • butter
  • cereal
  • condiments
  • crackers
  • bread
  • chips, pretzels
  • soups
  • last but not least, drink mix packs

Bedroom

  • to begin with, bedding
  • most importantly, the phone charger
  • obviously, clothing
  • furthermore, shoes
  • as well as, clothes hangers
  • clearly, the laundry basket
  • lastly, the pillows

Bathroom

  • shower soap
  • prescriptions and medications
  • bath towels
  • toilet wand
  • RV toilet paper
  • air freshener
  • lotion, also
  • razor, also
  • tweezers, and
  • clippers, also
  • toothpaste/brush, also
  • more importantly, a hairbrush
  • shampoo,
  • also, deodorant
  • lastly, baby wipes

Checklist

Clothing

  • first of all, five pairs of underwear, also
  • essentially, five pairs of socks, also
  • must have, five t-shirts, also
  • also, two pairs of jeans, also
  • and two pairs of shorts, also
  • along with, two polo shirts, also
  • for example, one sweatshirt, also
  • and a long sleeve thermal, also
  • essentially, a raincoat, also
  • must have a jacket, also
  • meanwhile, a bathing suit
  • obviously, flip flops
  • clearly, sandals
  • regarding, hiking boots
  • finally, tennis shoes

Entertainment

  • to start with, games, gaming, also
  • secondly, movies, also
  • just in case, books, also
  • for example, cards, also
  • and crafting, also
  • and pictures, also
  • finally, the croquet set, also

Outdoor Gear

  • firstly, chairs, also 
  • secondly, rugs, also 
  • as well as a tarp, also 
  • for instance, grilling supplies, also 
  • never the less, a bike, also 
  • in addition to toys, also 
  • finally, the kayak, also 

Pets

  • first and foremost, the food bowl in addition
  • essentially, the litter box in addition
  • must have, a leash in addition
  • also, the pet carrier in addition
  • furthermore, toys in addition
  • all in all, the bed in addition
  • most importantly, shot records in addition
  • among others, pictures in addition
  • equally important, medication in addition
  • never the less, soap in addition
  • finally, the brush in addition

Tool Box

  • first of all, needle nose pliers in addition
  • obviously, channel locks in addition
  • did I mention, a flathead screwdriver in addition
  • also, a Phillips head screwdriver in addition
  • did I mention a hammer in addition
  • including the saw in addition
  • also a drill in addition
  • by and large the fuse puller in addition
  • a must have, wrenches in addition
  • not to be forgotten the socket set in addition
  • most importantly, the tire gauge in addition
And there you go everything you will ever need to begin a Full-Time RV Life!
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