Parking

Checklist for Parking Your Towable RV

From choosing who’s going to be the spotter to extending your awning, this checklist includes everything you need to safely park your towable RV.

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Plan ahead

  • If headed to a campground, research available space.
  • Research available spots. Reserve a pull-through spot, if possible.

Arrival and parking

  • Inspect parking site.
  • Look for obstacles.
  • Establish roles.
  • Pull-through: Go slow and use mirrors.
  • Pull-through: Watch tail swing and wheel tracking.
  • Back-in: Use a spotter. Coordinate instructions appropriately.
  • Ensure tow vehicle clears obstacles.
  • Make small adjustments. Check positioning as needed.
  • Check final positioning.

After parking

  • Use levels to see how even you are.
  • Level RV.
  • Place wheel chocks in front of tires.
  • Detach RV from tow vehicle. Level it from front to back using hitch tongue jack.
  • Extend stabilizer jacks.
  • Extend slide outs.
  • Extend awnings.

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