How to Set Up Camp With an RV!

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Camping season is here! For those with RVs, you may need a refresher or a bit of guidance on what to do upon arrival at the campground. So here is a guide on how to set up camp with an RV! 

 

Pulling Into the Campsite

 

The first thing you’ll need to do is pull into the campsite, which can be a bit challenging depending on the size of your RV and the size of the campground. With this in mind, we suggest having a buddy guide you from outside of the RV. This will help you get into the right spot and avoid any accidents along the way. Make sure to go slowly and carefully when navigating through the campground and into your campsite. If possible, try and find a pull-through parking spot as this will make things easier for you! 

 

Position Your RV Correctly

 

Having your RV positioned correctly is a necessity! It makes it easier to hook up your RV and it prevents you from causing any serious damage to your RV! Appliances and systems throughout the RV can be damaged if your RV is not level. A good way to see if your RV is positioned correctly and is level is to make sure the leveling jacks are on the ground completely and slideouts and awnings are are to come out without hitting anything. 

 

Hooking Up Electric to Your RV

 

Before you even think about hooking up electricity to your RV, make sure that the breaker is off! Hooking up the electricity to your RV can be dangerous, so check to make sure you have the correct attachments or the proper adaptor for the breaker. Once you’ve done this, start by hooking up the connections to the RV first and then attaching it to the box. Once it is all connected, turn the breaker on and you have yourself some electricity! 

 

Hooking Up Sewage to Your RV

 

A pair of gloves is recommended when hooking up sewage to your RV in the off-chance there is any spillage! Once those gloves are on, make sure that the gray and black water lines are closed. Then you’’ll want to open the sewage cap, hook up the hose to the campsite, and then to the RV. To make sure the hose is secure, use a clamp! To ensure the sewage runs smoothly, make sure the hose is sloped so it will flow downwards. After everything is hooked up, run the sewage and then the gray water! 

 

Hooking Up Water to Your RV

 

Before hooking up anything, confirm that it is fresh water coming into your RV through the hook-up. Once you’re ready, hook one end of the hose to the connection at your campsite and the other to your RV. That’s it, you have water! However, we recommend bringing a couple of items that will help in the long run: an attachable filter and a pressure regulator. The filter will give you clean water and the pressure regulator will combat the high water pressure that some campgrounds may have. If the water pressure is too high it can damage some components of your RV, so this is a great investment!
If you were looking for an RV to go camping in, look no further than Gull Boats and RV! We offer a plethora of new and pre-owned RVs that will make your camping experience the best! For more information, check out our website, give us a call at 406-549-6169, or come visit the store!

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