How to Setup Your RV Campsite for Beginners – Water, Sewer, Electric and Gear PLUS Newbie Checklist!

How to Setup Your RV Campsite for Beginners – Water, Sewer, Electric and Gear PLUS Newbie Checklist!


In this YouTube video, we show how we setup our hookups on our Class C RV at an RV campground.

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We cover how to hook up the water, sewer, and electrical for your RV or travel trailer. We also cover all the gear you will need to use to get all set up at your campsite!

In addition, we demonstrate how we assess our campsite before we back in and then how we use leveling blocks and wheel chocks to get level and keep our RV from rolling.

We also share tips and tricks for how to easily set up an RV campsite that any RV beginner or newbie and easily understand.

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  1. Frank Esposito on July 31, 2022 at 3:32 am

    I like to carry turf onboard for a porch. I have 3 6×8 turf carpets onboard at at all times

  2. Ashley Smith on July 31, 2022 at 3:33 am

    We are new to this and i find your tips extremely useful, thanks for helping us get off on the right foot

  3. Lucy Wallace on July 31, 2022 at 3:34 am

    You saved my life on so many of your videos! Just what I was looking for!

  4. Florida Life on July 31, 2022 at 3:34 am

    THIS IS SO HELPFUL! Thank you! One Q though: If you don’t have the auto leveling system, did you use a level on all sides to find out what to adjust? And also, I am assuming that by trial and error that you found out how many blocks go on each side? Thanks again!

  5. Diane Vlassie on July 31, 2022 at 3:34 am

    Great video… really informative and somewhat simple. I’ve just moved into a 2017 Class C and really love it. So much to learn as the electrical connection stopped working due to a rainstorm and it’s too early to run the generator. Thank goodness the heat still works!! I’ll be dry camping soon and will check out your other videos to see if one helps. All the best to you both. Oh one more thing is I’m a single gal (almost a senior) and would love tips on camping alone. thanks

  6. natasha queen on July 31, 2022 at 3:36 am

    Hi I am single woman and just by my first 5 wheels RV I have no idea about but I watching your video this is helps me alot thank you so much

  7. Bill Doyle on July 31, 2022 at 3:37 am

    What do you think about RV snap pads for levelers?

  8. Eleny Guerrero Pena, LPC-A, LCDC on July 31, 2022 at 3:38 am

    How do u know how many blocks to use?

  9. Kevin Johnson on July 31, 2022 at 3:42 am

    Excellent video! One question though: What do you do about the surge protector when it rains?

  10. Linda Wilson on July 31, 2022 at 3:43 am

    Thank you. Learned some things I didn’t know. 🙂

  11. Fu Biatch on July 31, 2022 at 3:44 am

    Good video

  12. Mary De La Cerda on July 31, 2022 at 3:45 am

    Tomorrow is our first trip in our RV my name is Mary I will be doing all the set up your video was very helpful thank you

  13. The Trash Pirates on July 31, 2022 at 3:46 am

    Thank you so much. New to RV and learned a lot. Subscribed to your channel for more great content.

  14. IamtheComedybroker on July 31, 2022 at 3:47 am

    Love your informative and well presented videos. We just purchased our first 2015 class c motorhome. After having spent 6 yrs in a fifth wheel we have rediscovered the sense of adventure we used to have with our 1982 VW Westfalia. I will be ordering your list through your site thank you. Will find you on fbook.

  15. Steph Kotouc on July 31, 2022 at 3:49 am

    Very good tips ! Thank you for being clear and concise!

  16. RVBlogger on July 31, 2022 at 3:50 am

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  17. Sumer Wilson on July 31, 2022 at 3:58 am

    Thank you so much for this video! My husband and I just bought our first class c rv and had no idea what to do! This helped so much thank you!

  18. Music in our Times on July 31, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Man, this is the best RV setup for beginners I’ve seen so far. However, I don’t have an RV, so hopefully you guys try also cabin tents and how to hook up tent equipment for a good camping.

  19. Par Bank on July 31, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Awesome tips, can’t appreciate more. On my way to start my RV adventure 🙏💟

  20. Jim Stuart on July 31, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Thank you sooo much! I am renting an RV for the first time this weekend to take grandson fishing and your video was very valuable for this 73 yr old who has never done it.
    Electrical and water were common sense for me, but the sewer line I was so iffy on. I feel so much more confident now! Thanks again.

  21. Olivia Yates on July 31, 2022 at 4:02 am

    Hello 👋🏽 yes i am a newby. I plan to purchase an rv very soon and this video is such an eye opener. Thanks for all you do

  22. liset wallace on July 31, 2022 at 4:02 am

    Thanks for the great video, a lot of good info and tips, we are newbie’s and recently purchased a class C, it seems a little overwhelming but, one step at a time, thanks again!

  23. Robinson Navarro on July 31, 2022 at 4:03 am

    Thank you for showing step by step how to set up. I Always enjoy your videos and learn something new.

  24. jennacat13 on July 31, 2022 at 4:04 am

    Great tip on the water!

  25. KittyCanCraft on July 31, 2022 at 4:05 am

    This was so helpful. We’re currently shopping and I was feeling so overwhelmed about this part of it all. Now if I can just find the rv that checks our boxes!

  26. Nina Polley on July 31, 2022 at 4:06 am

    1. What happens if you don’t level?
    2. How do you cook and shower on the open road,,is it even possible?
    Nina from Baltimore.

  27. Roger Woods on July 31, 2022 at 4:06 am

    Great presentation, thank you for putting it together. Thank you for your time. Roger

  28. Dixie Mae on July 31, 2022 at 4:07 am

    Great tips 👍🏻

  29. Omar on July 31, 2022 at 4:07 am

    You’re amazing. Such a great detailed video guide.

  30. Shane Keller on July 31, 2022 at 4:08 am

    Good points & info. Thanks.

  31. Kimberly Mitchell Crayton Crayton on July 31, 2022 at 4:09 am

    My husband passed away and he took care of 95% of everything like this. Been two years alone and I guess I am ready to at least give it a try. Thanks

  32. PePe on July 31, 2022 at 4:09 am

    iPhones have a level app built in, no need to download an app.

  33. Tabitha Perrigo on July 31, 2022 at 4:12 am

    What is the type of surge protector you are using? How do I know if I should use a 50amp and 30amp

  34. Tee Tee on July 31, 2022 at 4:12 am

    Thank you . New subscribers. This was very informative and I can not wait till I get started with my adventure. Hopefully next year I will have my first RV .

    one question, do you keep the water running while it is connected to the rv?

  35. MegaApe on July 31, 2022 at 4:13 am

    weird question but do you need to level the rv with blocks even if you have auto leveling jacks?

  36. Gone RVing! Our Outdoor Travels on July 31, 2022 at 4:14 am

    Going to start RVing, thanks for the tips and info

  37. rebel with a cause on July 31, 2022 at 4:15 am

    Putting solar panels in an RV is that a thing?

  38. Kidd Family Farm LLC on July 31, 2022 at 4:17 am

    Maybe table over stump

  39. Bill Richardson on July 31, 2022 at 4:18 am

    Hello. We are first time RVers. Thank you for all of the excellent advice.

  40. Mari Mora on July 31, 2022 at 4:19 am

    I’m at this moment on my first RV trip ever with my ten year old and while I got an overview from the person who rented this to me, I need help. I don’t have a water pressure piece and just use the hose provided. Do I leave the water running on? Does it regulate from the inside part of the water hook up? Stupid question l know! Also, the ac is only running when I have the generator on. When I turn it off and have the regular electricity hook up, AC nor the microwave turn on. My cotnact hasn’t gotten to me but checking if I am lucky to have someone read this. Am I doing soemthing wrong? Do so need to push a different button to make the ax work without the generator? Is there a video about the buttons inside the RV?

  41. Anthony Lombardo on July 31, 2022 at 4:20 am

    Can you fill the water tank with a normal garden hose?

  42. Ron Valla on July 31, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Low audio

  43. bootsy chootsy on July 31, 2022 at 4:22 am

    As an anal retentive person I love how particular you are about how things are done!

  44. Janie Monique on July 31, 2022 at 4:22 am

    🥺 thank you. So many videos say what to do, but never how to do it! Virtual hugs!!! Thankkkkk youuuu

  45. VEDA RUIZ on July 31, 2022 at 4:24 am

    I love the simplicity of this video and how easy these initial steps are to follow. My wife and I just purchased a pull behind mini camper last week and are preparing for our first trip in June. Your explanation is so easy to understand and simple. Well done from Georgia.

  46. MrUSNMasterChief on July 31, 2022 at 4:26 am

    Thank You… We just purchased our first RV Class C

  47. Pamela Jusseaume on July 31, 2022 at 4:26 am

    not even finished watching and wanted to make sure you hear my ‘thanks….; totally helpful

  48. Old Goat on July 31, 2022 at 4:28 am

    Canapy tents…..Don’t setup and stake the Canapy "right on" the site line, give it at least 4-5′. All the rain water from the canapy roof pours on the other site, or kicks dirt where it falls on the neighbors RV. I was in a tight/narrow sited RV park on the shores of Maine…..the neighbor (a newby) decided to stake his canapy so the water had to pour on my slide. I actually didn’t catch it, the RV PARK OWNER DID, and told him to move it. I walked back to my RV during their conversation and saw it all.
    He staked the canapy about 1′ from my slide…..I would have had a meltdown.

  49. Ralph B. on July 31, 2022 at 4:28 am

    I watched YouTube videos for years before buying our RV. You can find out how to do just about anything from the creative people who post videos and I thank all of you. The very first thing we do after we pull into a campsite is check to make sure the water and electric work. It’s a real inconvenience to find out that the pedestal is wired wrong , no electricity or there is no water and have to move to a different site after you hooked up everything. This happened to me, but luckily, we were able to plug into the empty pedestal at the vacant site next to us until the campground maintenance fixed ours.

  50. DaxyBlu on July 31, 2022 at 4:31 am

    I know this is an old video we just bought our first rv classC. My husband is confident he knows enough to handle this but I don’t trust him haha so I am doing my own research and educationg myself with rv 101. This by far is the most helpful and easy to understand video Ihave ever seen. Thank you so much! Excited for our very first camping trip next month.

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