I finally bought a camper, travel trailer, RV, whatever you want to call it. It’s a little house on wheels that is designed for pulling along behind my truck. I also currently pull with a 2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4×4 with the 5.7 liter engine and the factory tow package. The camper I finally settled on (after years of research that left my wife exhausted) is a Grand Design Imagine 3170BH, it’s awesome.
The one tip that I picked up from a friend a few years back was to always use a checklist, it’s the same concept that pilots use when they refer to their preflight checklists.
My wife put these together, she printed them out and carries them around on her clipboard. We go through them from hitching up prior to taking off, arriving at the campground, tear down, and leaving our camper at the storage facility.
We thought we would share them with you here. Feel free to download and make modifications specific for your setup.
- Arrival and unhitching trailer checklist
- Departure checklist
- Hitching up trailer and storage
- Setup checklist
Here are all the checklists in one place: