The following are the checklists I run through each time I set up and tear down. I know these lists are long and verbose, but in my experience it's the small details that you forget. Also, parts of these lists are going to be specific to my setup. I'm using a LevelMate Pro with Beech Lane (Andersen style) levelers. I also have a bumper-pull with an Equal-i-zer hitch.

Each list can be loaded in an interactive checklist app that will let you check items off on your smartphone as you're setting up or tearing down. The apps will let you customize the lists to your own needs if your setup is different than mine (customizations will only be saved to the specific device you're using). Bookmark each list to get back to them quickly in the future.

Setup (Full Hookups)

  1. Turn on LevelMate Pro
  2. Pull rig into site and find most level spot side-to-side
  3. Verify water, electric, and sewer hookups in reach
  4. Verify outside slide area(s) clear
  5. If unlevel side-to-side, pull up on leveling blocks until level
  6. Chock wheels
  7. Unhitch from truck and pull truck forward
  8. Push in tow mirrors
  9. Save hitch position with LevelMate Pro
  10. Level front-to-back using tongue jack
  11. Put down stabilizer jacks
  12. Hook up sewer hose
  13. Open gray valve(s)
  14. Hook up water and electric
  15. Put out slides
  16. Turn off LevelMate Pro
  17. Bring out items that were secured for transport

Setup (Partial Hookups)

  1. Turn on LevelMate Pro
  2. Pull rig into site and find most level spot side-to-side
  3. Verify water and electric hookups in reach
  4. Verify outside slide area(s) clear
  5. If unlevel side-to-side, pull up on leveling blocks until level
  6. Chock wheels
  7. Unhitch from truck and pull truck forward
  8. Push in tow mirrors
  9. Save hitch position with LevelMate Pro
  10. Level front-to-back using tongue jack
  11. Put down stabilizer jacks
  12. Hook up water and electric
  13. Put out slides
  14. Turn off LevelMate Pro
  15. Bring out items that were secured for transport

Teardown (Full Hookups)

  1. Put away and secure all loose items inside and outside
  2. Secure contents of refrigerator with tension bars
  3. Make sure all windows are closed including bathroom vent
  4. Turn on LevelMate Pro
  5. Make sure slide area inside is clear
  6. Retract slides
  7. Turn off water heater
  8. Add water to fresh water tank (if necessary)
  9. Dump black tank, then rinse
  10. Dump gray tanks
  11. Put away sewer hose
  12. Add several gallons of water to black tank, then add chemicals
  13. Unhook from water and electric and store cable/hose
  14. Retract stabilizer jacks and stow blocks
  15. Recall hitch position with LevelMate Pro and raise jack to saved position
  16. Hitch up to truck and put in the hitch pin
  17. Add sway bars and oil hinges if necessary
  18. Raise trailer back up until sway bars can be locked in and secured with L pins
  19. Retract front jack all the way
  20. Hook up safety chains and electric cable
  21. Remove wheel chocks
  22. Check pressure of all tires. Inflate if necessary
  23. Check trailer lights
  24. Final walkaround to lock all doors and check for anything out of place
  25. Pull out tow mirrors
  26. Reset trip on odometer

Teardown (Partial Hookups)

  1. Put away and secure all loose items inside and outside
  2. Secure contents of refrigerator with tension bars
  3. Make sure all windows are closed including bathroom vent
  4. Turn on LevelMate Pro
  5. Make sure slide area inside is clear
  6. Retract slides
  7. Turn off water heater (and pump if necessary)
  8. Add water to fresh water tank (if necessary)
  9. Unhook from water and electric and store cable/hose
  10. Retract stabilizer jacks and stow blocks
  11. Recall hitch position with LevelMate Pro and raise jack to saved position
  12. Hitch up to truck and put in the hitch pin
  13. Add sway bars and oil hinges if necessary
  14. Raise trailer back up until sway bars can be locked in and secured with L pins
  15. Retract front jack all the way
  16. Hook up safety chains and electric cable
  17. Remove wheel chocks
  18. Check pressure of all tires. Inflate if necessary
  19. Check trailer lights
  20. Final walkaround to lock all doors and check for anything out of place
  21. Pull out tow mirrors
  22. Reset trip on odometer
  23. Stop at dump station and dump black tank then rinse (if water available)
  24. Dump gray tank(s)
  25. Rinse off and stow sewer hose
  26. Add several gallons of water and chemicals to black tank