Bamzooka logoBAMZOOKA  back to free templates

RV Departure Checklist Template

Travel Necessities

Use to help RV owners prepare for a trip.


  • Store all items
  • Close the cupboard doors
  • Take the TV/satellite dish down
  • Close the ceiling vents
  • Take the TV antenna down
  • Secure refrigerator items
  • Select refrigerator power
  • Turn off the water pump
  • Secure the rooms
  • Secure interior doors
  • Discard all trash
  • Turn off the water heater / furnace / air conditioner

Passenger Area

  • Bring water, coffee and other drinks
  • Locate the seat belts
  • Note mileage in camping journal
  • Prepare the music/radio
  • Prepare the map/route/GPS navigation devices
  • Prepare entertainment for children: games, books, music, videos, and snacks
  • Charge cell phones and make sure they're accessible
  • Make sure all keys are accounted for
  • Have sunglasses available
  • Have tissues available
  • Prepare pets with a walk and food


  • Drain holding tanks
  • Check fresh water tank level
  • Power, water, sewer, cable all unplugged from RV's propane
  • Range vent secured
  • Outside storage bay door secured / locked raise leveling jacks
  • Remove wheel blocks
  • Windshields cleaned
  • Tire pressure checked
  • Fluid Levels checked
  • Entry steps stowed

At Departure

  • Safety inspection: turn signals, brakes, headlights
  • RV walk around to check windows, slide rooms, roof antennas/vents, steps, hitch inspection, safety inspection
  • Check for any leftover trash and dispose of it properly