Tearing Down To Break Camp

For details of how we “Set-Up” when we first arrive at a Campsite, read the Post “What are Chocks For”.  Please note that this procedure is specific to us and our Airstream Int’l 25 CCD “Blue Streak” and may be different for you 🙂

Day before you leave

  • Close gray tank valve if open
  • Put away camping gear, barbecue etc

Prior to leaving

  1. Add fresh water if needed
  2. Retract awning
  3. Latch interior doors, Vents, Windows, TV antenna
  4. Latch refrigerator door
  5. Turn off water pump
  6. Empty toilet bowl
  7. Stow all loose interior items, dishes etc
  8. Turn off lights
  9. Secure table
  10. Disconnect from water, sewer and the electrical panel (if required) stow hoses
  11. Retract stabilizer Jacks and stow pads
  12. Retract steps
  13. Close and lock entry door
  14. Connect tow vehicle make sure hitch is secure, safety chains, breakaway cable
  15. Turn off propane tanks
  16. Retract power jack, Stow stand, blocks pads
  17. Remove chocks and stow levelers
  18. Check tire pressure and wear patterns
  19. Walk-around inspection check lights

Once you’re in the tow vehicle

  • Check tire pressure with the TPMS
  • Check trailer brakes
  • Double check campsite make sure you didn’t forget anything

If dump station available

  • Empty black tank
  • Sani-flush (if needed)
  • Empty gray tank
Tools of the trade 💩💩
And sometimes it’s nice to have a back-up 😲😲😲💩