RV Travel Day Checklist! | Full Camp Breakdown and Setup | Full Time RV | Changing Lanes!



What’s involved in the breakdown and setup of a very large fifth wheel toy hauler? Quite a bit actually.
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We’ve got it pretty well down since we move every 10 days or so! Camp breakdown and preparing to move is the most involved and most important (versus setting up camp). If we forget to tie something down or secure something, it can be disastrous. When on the move, we are 15 TONS of rig going 65mph, so everything has to be in the right place. Hydraulic slides will crush things with ease. So, the name of the game is CHECKLISTS!

Setting up camp is also fairly involved but once the rig is leveled, connected, and the slides are out, setup is much more leisurely than breakdown. We can set up and unload the motorcycle, etc. as time, weather, etc permits.

This video will show you everything involved in our typical move day. Yes, we know it’s a LONG video. But it is a long process, so we condensed it as much as we could.

You can see our full checklists here: https://changinglanesrv.com/pre-travel-rv-checklists/

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To skip to a particular portion of the video, use these time index links:
02:56 – T-24 (day before)
18:02 – T-12 (night before)
18:46 – Garage Prep
21:35 – Load Lucile (Motorcycle)
23:27 – T-0 (departure day)
27:42 – Garage Final Prep
35:09 – Disconnect Hookups
38:43 – Hitching
42:03 – Pull Test
46:05 – Arrival / Unhitch
47:34 – Full Hook Ups
51:07 – Unload Motorcycle
51:32 – Office Setup

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40 thoughts on “RV Travel Day Checklist! | Full Camp Breakdown and Setup | Full Time RV | Changing Lanes!

  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Just found your channel and can not stop watching. What a fantastic life style you have both choose. Adventure and luxury. Now this is 'camping'.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    This was last year and STILL one of your best. Was glad I watched it till the end too!!! Thx and stay well…GB

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Hey, We are now fulltime. I have been prepping for 3 yrs … so far, this is a great lifestyle.
    In your list of items to do, you comment on a concoction that you are use in your gray tank once empty.

    (I like to put about 5 gallons of water in both grey tanks along with a cup of water softener and bit of dawn dish soap. This concoction will splash around in there while we drive and clean the tanks and sensors)

    I am not sure what "water softener" is. I have heard of people using "fabric softener". Is that possibly what you may be referring too? what brand do you use?

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Awesome pre trip inspection. As a truck driver. I appreciated this whole video. And it will definitely help us. Thank you for sharing.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Please show how you organized the power cords & the water hoses, thanks

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Hi Chad.  Love the videos.  I have one question.  I have a 351M and tire pressure requirements are 110.  What model of Viair did you get?  The one that is recommended seems to only have an air gauge that reads up to 100.  Thanks!

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Awesome videos guys, FYI water house link need updated, its not linked to your amazon any longer. I will wait to order so you don't miss the kick back. Thanks for the videos!
    Richard

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    For you chairs other and items that get dinged and scuffed. Their are stain sticks made buy min wax and crayon sticks that you can match up your wood. Home Depot or Lowe's.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    I store TP in my medicine cabinet while traveling… helps keep those small items in place!!

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Awesome video. Y'all are a great team, and real down to earth people. So good to see there is people that can detail a video the way y'all do! Great Job !!

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Man if you need to move more then once every 2 days this although seems relay good wold become a real hassle to do once when you leave and once when you arrive somewhere.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Hi.  Your videos are outstanding and I've learned a lot.  I have a question.  I noticed in one of the videos that you had hooks inside the pass through storage area.  Did you drill holes in the aluminum beams to install those?  Thanks!

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    I’ve been trying to find the video where u explain the GVW an payload when you got your Ford u explained ,, could you tell me where to find that please

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Great video. A motorcycle tie down tip. You should not compress your shocks anymore then they would be compressed if you were on the bike. Hard shock compression will take the life out of the shocks and is hard on other components. You provide a lot of useful information in your videos. As a result of your fuel discount video I have signed up with TSD Logistics and gave your Changing Lanes as the recommended source. Thanks, safe travels. Maybe we will see you on the road sometime. We travel, part time in an F-350 with Northern Lite 10-2exle camper.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    2 Questions 😁 We just got our 351M 😊

    The big lots benches in the back (that’s a mouthful) can they stay in place if you put the happi jac benches down or are they too tall? Love the idea of the storage for office stuff.

    Also – do you keep your deck down in the rain? I’ve heard it’s not good for it. 🤔

    TIA 🤗

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    This is WAY too much work for me. …maybe I would do most of this once a month but my approach to all this is as simple as fueling up. I pump the gas and hang up the hose and replace the cap.

    I do water and sewage the same way. Fill my fresh water tank and disconnect and put away the hose. Dump my holding tanks and put away the drain pipe. I will only hook up electric if I need ac.

    If a meth RV blows up near you… your rig will burn up before you can escape.

    I don't use slide outs or awnings, levelers or chocks (unless I am working on something under the RV) internal water pump is off unless I'm using it. Windows are checked and closed and if used extension cord is stored when I do my final walk around.

    But hey… I'm running stealth and not paying for campsites.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Thank you for sharing this! I was wondering where you got your dog's bed for the truck? Looks great and would like one for our dog.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    What type of motorcycle wheel dock is that? Thanks for the vid, very informative.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    just a quick comment about the medicine cabinet items flying out. My wife is a storage bin junkie. She buys all kinds of those plastic containers. She found several different size containers that just fit the shelves lined with non=slip rubber shelf liner in the medicine cabinets about 2 to 3 inches high and puts everything in those and they do a great job of keeping those items from falling out at you when you first open the doors after traveling for the day. Also, several different adjustable rods are made to wedge between the inside the vertical frame sides and do the same thing as the similar ones for your refrigerator. Thanks for the tip on the fuel card..

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Very impressed! That was awesome. Thank you and happy travels. Hope to see you on the road one day.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Your rig is beautiful. But boy that is a lot of work. I know it is your home, but I love our 25 ft TT, "89 Citation with no slide outs. Super simple and super easy. But we are weekend warriors, not full timers.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Love your videos! I will definitely be adding a sewer donut to my arsenal. I had a dream that I was covered in poop water, because a hose was just slapped in there. Apparently my subconscious thinks that sewer lines are pressurized.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    This was the 1st video I didn’t look at the length of video time 1st. kept me glued all the way through. Good job.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Im looking at your checklists on your website. On your Camp Setup Checklist you set your truck airbags to 15 PSI. There is no mention of adjusting the airbags on your Hitching Checklist.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    We Love your videos! They have helped us a lot as we find our way with this new fulltime RV life. I'm curious about your truck tire pressure. My truck placard calls for 80 front and 65 for DW's. The side walls say cold pressure 80 psi. I assume yours are the same and you went with the truck recommendation? Thank you!

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Either you didn't include info on the motorcycle tire chock or I missed it…care to share?

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    I use a unlimited 34.99 att tablet Data plan and it works great use a unlocked phone as a hotspot

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Do you guys travel only on the weekend because you work full time? How long do you go at a time?

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    WOW! I’m one person in a Class A. I know of other single women who have 5th wheels but that seems so overwhelming. I guess size matters too.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    If I owned an RV with my wife these are the kind of people I would want to be friends with

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    Are people allowed in the trailer while someone is driving or does everyone have to be in the truck?

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  • April 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
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    iv learned over time braking down camp the RV works real good if your other half kick's in on the inside but knowing the outside plan of action i think is kind of a must too.
    we watched  your video and something clicked with both of us …. good advice an she looking for a checklist to print out ,,,, YAHOOOOOOOO and we both love the music & the pup

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