How To Set Up an RV Campsite | First Time RV Camping Help



Here’s how we set up our 2018 Grand Design Reflection 312BHTS Bunkhouse Travel Trailer RV when we arrive at a new campsite. We walk you step-by-step through everything from unhooking from the truck to getting the RV level and running the slides out.

Also in this episode: mini reviews of the LevelMate PRO, the Husky Center Line hitch, Zero-G water hose, and X-Chock Wheel Stabilizers!

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44 thoughts on “How To Set Up an RV Campsite | First Time RV Camping Help

  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Great video! Wonderful job explaining everything! Thank you very much for all of the tips you shared!

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Found your channel and love it! Very informative and alot of help for us newbies. One question I have is what is taking a reading of temperature by the stabilizers for? Thanks for the great videos

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Getting ready to purchase my first travel trailer. Thank you for all the valuable information!

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    One thing i do to keep safety chains connected until trailer is off the ball for safety…so the trailer doesn't runaway when with chocks

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    THANK YOU for doing these wonderful informative videos! So helpful!! You guys are great! Thank you!

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Great video thanks for sharing. Just an fyi. You don't need to be hooked up to shore power to run the tongue jack. That is 12 volt and is powered by the battery.

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Thanks for the info guys! Taking our first camper trip on Thursday!!

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    I never knew how much trouble it is to unhook a 5th wheel. I'm having second thoughts on buying one. By the time you do ALL OF THAT, I have aged 2 more years 😆.

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    I remember watching this video before we got our travel trailer but now that we own one, I'm watching everyone's set-up and dump hook ups. Comparing what products you use and how you use them. Thank you for your video!! It is great helpful tips!! Yes, chock before you unhook is a really good idea! 😊
    Question, when using your Lynx leveling blocks I see you only had them on ONE side. Is that normal? Do you only put them on ONE side? I guess with the levelmate pro you go by. The set of blocks comes in a set of 10. Do you only have 10 or do you get 2 packs?
    Our stabilizers are manual as well as our tongue Jack. We have sway bars which were given to us with our purchase of the t.t. I know you sold this camper and are looking for a class A but if you could reply that would be appreciated 😀

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Any particular reason you don’t leave the safety chains hooked up while disconnecting from your truck? In the event you forget a wheel chock or something breaks your truck will stop your trailer from going to far. Once disconnected from the ball you can then unhook the safety chains.

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Is there anything you can't run in your trailer by going 50amp to 30amp hookup? Does it limit anything?

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Some good info that's always useful (we CAN forget steps, you know). QUES: Is the Zero-G hose a "drinking water safe" hose? Thanks. Y'all Be Safe!

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Awesome video! Thanks for sharing. Question.. what type of dog is vector?

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Funny, it’s pronounced “sha Halis “. Not “Cha Halis “…..cool leveler though

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Thank you for remembering the wheel chocks! We only use the X chocks. We also have the same husky hitch. Thank you for showing me some points to notice to removing the sway bars. Love your pup! Our Rottweiler is city-fied too. Enjoyed the video!

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    How many “Swingers” do you run into at camp sights/Rv Parks like this? I hear there is a lot of “Weekend wife swapping” that goes on..

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    The kiddies are so happy! I loved the video. Very detailed and informative. Thank you for sharing.

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Use long level on bumper and raise with block to desired level then you will know how much to level the first time😊

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Great video and I appreciate the links. Never towed an RV but looking at getting a 2020 GD Reflection. Thanks!

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    I follow a very similar routine to you with some variation due to the weight distribution hitch. The levelmate Pro looks interesting. I may have to invest in one of those. I have the same issue with using a level, it is not reliable.

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    The blocks under your toung jack should face front to back length wise
    Because they can flip ( in the event the trailer moves). Other than that
    An A++ video!

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    Suggest you wash the water connection with 20-1 Clorox to clean the connection before hooking up the water. I watched someone wash their sewer hose on a water tap a few sites from where you are parked. Even though there is no sewer there, they dumped their gray water in the trees. The first time I camped there was in the A section the week after the campground was opened as Thousand Trails. It was a vision then and all mud!. Been back hundreds of times.

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    While watching your set up video I heard you mention your water pressure you like to be set up at. 40 – 45 is actually very low in my opinion. Take a look at your water pump and see what it is rated at. Ours is rated at 55 psi. Because of all of the water system modifications I have done on our rig ( you can see on my YouTube channel "Good Ol' RVing "), we keep our pressure set at approximately 60 PSI. without the modifications we have done I use to keep it set identical to our water pump pressure. I like your slinky storage tube. I am looking to install 2 of them on my rig. Are they mounted to the frame? Safe Travels

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  • May 19, 2020 at 4:05 am
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    I am also downsizing and begin demo/remodel on the 5th wheel this Sunday! I have to work fast in order to move in by the end of the month. I look forward to following your page for inspiration and any tips or tricks for full-time life on wheels. I’ll be posting progress pics and videos on YouTube. Check me out in return if you’d like. 😃

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