Tearing Down To Leave Camp

This is our “Tear Down Check List” which we follow so we do forget anything .. Just Saying!

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 International 25 CCD “Blue Streak” and may be different for you 😃

The day/evening before you leave (take your time)

  1. Close the grey tank valve (If open)
  2. Put away all camping gear, BBQ etc.
  3. Disconnect Generator/Stow Cable (If used)

If Connect to a (full) serviced site

  1. Close Grey and Black Tank Valves (If Open)
  2. Remove, Rinse and Stow Tank Hoses (If Used)
  3. Remove and Stow City Water Hose
  4. Disconnect Electrical and Stow Cable/Surge Protector

Prior to leaving (Interior check list)

  1. *Turn Off Water Pump*😱
  2. Stow all loose interior items, dishes etc.
  3. Close & Latch interior doors and cabinets
  4. Close both Fantastic Fan Vents & Bathroom Vent
  5. Close & Latch Windows
  6. Turn Off Radio
  7. Turn Off Water Heater
  8. Turn Off Refrigerator (if required)
  9. Place Shower-head on floor/drain plug in shower floor
  10. Secure garbage containers
  11. Lower TV/WIFI Antenna
  12. Latch Refrigerator door
  13. Empty Toilet Bowl
  14. Turn Off Lights
  15. Secure Table in up-right position

Prior to leaving (exterior check list)

  1. Add fresh water (if needed)
  2. Retract Awning and Secure Supports
  3. Latch Stove Vent
  4. Retract stabilisers jacks, stow pads
  5. Retract Steps
  6. Close and lock entry door
  7. Connect tow vehicle – Hitch secure, safety chain and breakaway cable etc.
  8. Turn off LP (if refrigerator not in use)
  9. Check TV/WIFI Bat Antenna is Down
  10. Retract power jack, stow stand, blocks
  11. Remove chocks, stow Beech lane levellers
  12. Check tire PSI and wear pattern inside and out, torque wheel lugs
  13. Walk around – check lights, close storage doors etc.
  14. Double check campsite before leaving (pack it in – pack it out)😎

Once you’re in the tow vehicle

  1. Check Tire PSI with Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  2. Check Trailer Brakes Controller Function
  3. Check Reverse View Camera is connected and Functioning
  4. Tow Mirrors are Extended for driving with Airstream
  5. Engage Tow/Haul

If Dump Station Available

  1. Empty the black tank
  2. Sani-flush (if needed)
  3. Empty the grey tank


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And sometimes it’s nice to have a back-up 😲😲😲💩







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