Are You Planning A RV Vacation Or Road Trip? If So, Here Are Some Things To Do Before Leaving Home
Use this handy online version of the
'Things To Do Before Leaving Home' Checklist
'Things To Do Before Leaving Home' Checklist
Once you have carried out the check, click on the box at the left. If you have any remarks, type them in on the box on the right. Once you have checked all the items you require and are done with your check, you can just print it out for your records (by clicking on the print icon at the top of your browser).
|Turn on motorhome refrig- erator a few
before leaving to be sure it works, to begin freezing ice cubes, and to
load frozen foods.
plate number of RV with friend or relative.
numbers and addresses of stops en route with friend or relative.
for mail: (1) use mail forwarding service or (2) ask appropriate person
to handle mail while you are away or (3) arrange with post office to
forward or hold mail.
|Get maps and tour
books as needed and place in passenger seat area.
|Call neighbors on
either side of house and perhaps across the street to let them know
departure and return dates. Also notify police of these dates.
|Stock the RV with
groceries or use what you have on hand.
|Check on fuel for
motorhome, fill tank as needed.
|Check on propane
gas, fill as needed.
|Obtain supply of
oil for motorhome engine.
|Get a few roll of
quarters from your bank. Handy for anything from Laundromats to
|Get cash in $10
& $20 bills.
|Pay ahead the
- house and car insurance
- vehicle fuel bill
- gas and electric
- telephone bill
- fuel oil bill
To go along with the "things to do before leaving home" checklist above we offer the following suggestion.
- General - A general rule of thumb when packing is to multiply the required item amount by the number of members in the party. However this is not always true when computing required amounts of toiletry items, for instance, so just use common sense (and this checklist, of course) to figure out the amounts you need to take along.
- Clothes - If you are not going to a location where you are completely sure of the weather, you should bring at least one set of clothes for all seasons. Even if you are just packing for a weekend trip, the weather may change dramatically. The RV lifestyle is very casual, so bring your hanging out clothes. You'll find you wear the same few outfits over and over. Also pack two dinner casual outfits and at least one dressy outfit. You should also add everyday items such as underwear, socks, hose, shoes, pajamas, bedroom slippers, and jewelry. Don't forget a bathrobe.
- Shoes - Bring hiking boots, tennis shoes, one pair of dress shoes and flip flops. The flip flops are good for using at campground showers. You should also bring along lightweight boots that go over shoes and winter boots as well if you're likely to be in snowbound areas.
- Coats - Bring one light jacket and one winter jacket. Make sure that at least one of them is waterproof.
More RV Travel ChecklistsClick on any of the links below to access any other checklist, or click
on the link at the bottom to download the printable version in PDF format.
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- Pet Supplies RV Checklist
- RV Maintenance & Repair Travel Checklist
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That's about it! Now you know about all the things to do before leaving home. Which means you'll be organized and prepared if you follow the suggestions as laid out in our rv checklist.
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