Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-11-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 102
Steps in setting up..

I was wondering once backing or pulling into your site, what are your steps in setting and unhooking? For example, take me through your routine in what is done first and so on.... Thank you!
__________________

Meadows11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Paintinfool3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Fort Wayne
Posts: 1,272
well i am sure fith wheel is different but on my tt i back in about where i think i want the unit to sit and check side to side level.... if it is off i use my lego leveling blocks to level side to side.... then i chock the wheels.. after that i go on and plug the camper in... next i unhitch the camper from tow vehicle and using the tongue jack i level front to rear... after that i put the stabilizer jacks down then the slides out ... then the awning and whatever else you have to throw under it ... thats the way i do it ... oh and dont forget to turn on the propane tanks lol
__________________

Paintinfool3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 08:13 PM   #3
Member
 
el-dubya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Fayetteville
Posts: 39
Hello Meadows11,
Once I have the camper where I want it, I determine if I need to level it side to side with blocks under the wheels. If I do then I usually pull forward onto the blocks instead of backing onto them. Just seems easier to do it that way. Then I chock the wheels on the camper to prevent rolling then I release the ball latch, disconnect the tow vehicle wiring plug and the breakaway cable for the brake, then raise the camper enough to clear the ball, then pull the TV forward. Then, I lower the trailer tongue until it is level front to back, then put down the stabilizers on all four corners. Hooking up water, or filling the holding tank comes next, then connecting to the electric. Turn on the propane and light the stove to clear most of the air out of the gas lines. Open all the hot water faucets to clear all air out of the water heater and when a full stream is steady then close off and light the water heater. Proceed to light the furnace if needed. Add about a gallon of water to the black water tank and add chemical. Let out the awning, open a folding chair and build a fire in the fire ring. Enjoy!! If I forgot something maybe another member can fill it in. If you have never set up before you may want to do a trial run at home before you leave.
el-dubya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 08:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ottawa Valley
Posts: 331
After getting in to the aproximate position I consult with the Navigator to find out if that is where it should be. Then check level side to side and what might be required for front to back while considering distance for sewage, water and electrical hookup, slide and awning clearance. After all adjustments are made, I lower the front jacks on to 12" square pads making sure I will have the proper jack length to raise or lower depending on the grade of the site. I chock the wheels before extending the slides so I don't have to crawl under after.
Then I unhook the tv and move it out of the way if required so as not to block traffic. Then hook up power, sewage and water. By now the Navigator is opening slides making sure that there is nothing to hit. I finally lower the rear jack/stabilizers on to pads to firm up the 5er from excessive movement.
By now the Navigator is asking why there is no water, or power, because even though I hooked up I was distracted and forgot to open the valve or turn on the breaker.
Then I set up the dish and tune in the signal, sometimes easy sometimes not, The published settings aren't exact. After that remove what is required to be from the tv, record the info from the tv dic ( odometer, daily trip, time, engine hours). Usually half hour to 45 minutes. As I mentioned there are lots of distractions during the process, try to keep focused. All equipment has its storage place or specific container to keep it simple. On setup and take down it becomes a routine and you might even leave with everything you brought!
I once left about $30.00 worth of brass water fittings on the pedestal at a KOA in Virginia cuz I got distracted.
__________________
Married To The Navigator
2005 Red GMC Duramax 4X4 HD Crew Cab
2012 321RLTS
4" Magnaflow, Banks Air Intake
Firestone Ride Rite Air Springs
DMRGMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 09:02 PM   #5
Site Team
 
Snake Plissken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: DeWitt, MI
Posts: 1,077
Back in
Check level side to side
Add boards under tires as needed
Chock camper
Unhook from TV
Level front to back
Hook utilities up
Pop beds out
Open windows
Make beds
Awning out and everything under it set up
Mix drink
__________________
MODERATOR

2007 Jayco Feather 19H
2008 Ford Explorer SportTrac
Snake Plissken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 09:08 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: VA
Posts: 394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snake Plissken View Post
Back in
Check level side to side
Add boards under tires as needed
Chock camper
Unhook from TV
Level front to back
Hook utilities up
Pop beds out
Open windows
Make beds
Awning out and everything under it set up
Mix drink
X2 on this. Except sometimes the beverage is step#2.
__________________
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 5.7 HEMI
2̶0̶1̶4̶ ̶J̶a̶y̶ ̶F̶e̶a̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶X̶1̶9̶H̶
howie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 03:41 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 102
Thank you for your response's...
Question:
You mentioned turning on the propane....If I'm using the power at the campground, why would I need to turn the propane on?
Meadows11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 04:41 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Threebutchers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 6,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meadows11 View Post
Thank you for your response's...
Question:
You mentioned turning on the propane....If I'm using the power at the campground, why would I need to turn the propane on?
stove, furnace, hot water heater....possibly external grill hook-up
Threebutchers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 08:18 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Kamloops
Posts: 333
And do not forget to set up the chairs and drinks of course in the best location to watch the next people come in and set up, IT can quite entertaining
annie oakly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 08:39 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Bobx2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Colorado
Posts: 279
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meadows11 View Post
Thank you for your response's...
Question:
You mentioned turning on the propane....If I'm using the power at the campground, why would I need to turn the propane on?
My propane is on the day before I leave the house for the fridge.
__________________

__________________

Becky, Bob and Taylie & Bode
2009 Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison
2014 Heartland Sundance XLT 245RL
His and Hers Polaris 570 Touring ATV's
Bobx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.