Houston RVers, Do You Have A Disembarkation Checklist

All of us here at your Houston consignment RV center, PPL Motorhomes has heard that old saying “an ounce of prevention” hundreds of times, but I saw something today that really hit home. I have a disembarkation checklist of things we need to do before we hit the road, whether we’re heading off to our favorite campsite or on our way home. I met an RV owner today who was wishing he had made a checklist like that and had taken the time to use it. He closed up his slides, disconnected his water and electric and hit the road. When he got here he was unpleasantly surprised by the mess in his RV. Apparently, he had not secured the refrigerator door and everything, including the milk, was all over the floor. In addition, two or three of his cabinet doors had come open and canned goods were every-where. This was a horrible way to realize he needed a checklist. The following is the list of things we do for our fifth wheel and we actually have this list laminated on the inside of a cabinet.

• Turn off Ceiling fan (before closing the slides)
• Check all cabinet doors
• Make sure coffee pot is secure
• Check refrigerator (door closed – operating on gas)
• Make sure TV is strapped in place
• Close Shower door
• Chairs strapped in place
• Turn off water pump
• Turn off water heater

Your consignment RV center, PPL Motorhomes wants your to keep in mind that every vehicle is a little different and your list may be longer or shorter than mine. The important thing is that you have a list and read it. TVs, coffee pots and open refrigerator doors can make a huge mess. Remember, an ounce of prevention goes a long way.


  1. Chuck Bernard

    I have been looking at the PPL website for several years while I dream of my future motorhome. Even though I’m a year or so from purchasing I still like to see what’s available out there. I was reading your newsletter today and I see where your husband is from Lafayette. That’s where I’m from and have been living here for 54 years. Hopefully you can help us out when we are ready to make the leap.

    Chuck Bernard

    1. RVNANA (Post author)

      Of course I will help you make the purchase. Yes, my husband was actually born in Opelousas and lived most of his life in Lafayette when his family was not off somewhere on an Air Force base. I look forward to meeting you!

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