How To Set Up A Travel Trailer at a Campground
The best part about owning a travel trailer, has to be camping! Headed to the campground soon but not sure of the best way to set it up? We’ve got you covered.
We gave you the rundown on the best way to start your road trip safely.
- Proper loading of your trailer
- Towing safety checks are done
- Driving slower and giving ample space for breaking
Which means you’ve made it to your destination. You’ve made it to the campground, you’ve found your spot, now it's time to set up and secure your travel trailer to be usable for your stay. The first thing you need to determine is where all the hookups are for both the spot and your trailer. Backing into the spot is probably your best option and takes a bit more technical knowledge than pulling in. You will want to take it much slower and also make sure you are leaving room on both sides of your trailer for your stabilizers as well as any slide outs or pop outs. Try not to over-correct because this could lead to jackknifing. Jackknifing occurs when you have backed up your trailer too sharply in either direction. This has now caused the tongue to become almost parallel to the bumper of your vehicle. The quickest way to correct this is to slowly pull forward and straighten out.
Once you are in the spot you will need to put on the parking brake, Chock the wheels and finally disconnect your tow vehicle. You should put down your stabilizer jacks and begin connecting all of the hookups. Check that the electricity voltage is correct for your travel trailer. It should be above 105 volts and below 135 volts in order to not damage your appliances. Next, hook up your water regulator to the water supply, Use a water filter at the inlet of your fresh water tank. Now you can attach your white water hose to the camp supply and your travel trailer. No need to use the pump, the pump is only used to draw water from the fresh water tank when no other water source is available. Now check that your electricity and that your water is flowing. Everybody poops, we all know it. Grab your gloves and attach the sewer hose to the drain outlet, don’t forget your secondary seal to the sewer connection. Time to check the water heater and LPG tanks to make sure that you’re not running out of hot water and are able to cook. If you’re not really roughing it. hook up your TV to the coax cable or raise your antenna.
Now let the fun begin - get those sliders out, grab the RV mat, set up your chair and get the grill going. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Happy Camping!