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How To Set Up an RV Campsite | Five 2 Go Vlog Ep. 39

Here’s how we set up our 2018 Grand Design Reflection 312BHTS Bunkhouse Travel Trailer RV when we arrive at a new campsite. We walk you step-by-step through everything from unhooking from the truck to getting the RV level and running the slides out.

Also in this episode: mini reviews of the LevelMate Pro, the Husky Center Line hitch, Zero-G water hose, and X-Chocks!

Gear used in this episode:

LevelMate PRO:

Surge Guard:

Dogbone Electrical Adapter:

Husky Center Line:

Lynx Levelers:

Wheel Chocks:

X-Chock Wheel Stabilizers:

Three-sensor Weather Station:

Wrap-around Step Rug:

Zero-G Hose:

Water Filters:

Water Pressure Regulator:

Two Way Y Hose Connector:

90 Degree Hose Elbow:

3 thoughts on “How To Set Up an RV Campsite | Five 2 Go Vlog Ep. 39

  • Jason Williamson

    Hi Brian –

    I know this post is older and you do not have this setup anymore but I’m hoping you are willing to respond and share some of your memories and feedback on the setup. Mostly I’m referring the Center Line WDH and the F250 used for towing. My wife and I have been watching a ton of your videos (you and Erin have been absolutely inspirational and a wealth of knowledge for us) on your life in the 312BHTS.

    We just purchased our 2018 Reflection 312BHTS and have a diesel F250 that we plan to tow with. The dealer recommended and installed the exact same Center Line WDH that you were using. Our goal is to move into our RV late March or early April and then head out sometime this summer for our own adventure across the country.

    My questions 🙂
    Were the Husky Center Line 800-1,200 spring bars enough to help level out the 312BHTS when towing? Did you ever weigh the setup and get a true tongue weight number?

    If you were to do it again with the 312BHTS would you use the Center Line again?

    Was your F250 gas or diesel? What were the reasons you decided to upgrade to the F350?

    Thank you,

    • Brian

      We originally started with a 2004 F250 with the dreaded 6.0 diesel engine. It was PLENTY for the 312 with the Husky seetup and I only noticed it back there on the bumpiest overpasses and heaviest winds. We upgraded to the F350 because of the 6.0’s problems with overheating. We had it partially bulletproofed while we were in CA but it started to present some more problems so we opted to upgrade to a newer truck with the great 6.7 diesel engine. We were actually looking for another F250 because it worked just fine but a 2013 F350 popped up in our searches and was basically the same price as similar model year 250’s.

      We never weighed our setup but those bars did great keeping everything level with both trucks. The F350 obviously handled a little better because of the extra payload and towing capacity over the F250, but I’d say the difference was only noticeable in the bumpiest/windiest conditions. We know a couple people that use “less” than an F250 with the 312 as well, plus one that we know even has a gas engine. They don’t have any issues either. The 312 is a big trailer but an F250 is plenty of truck.

  • Jason Williamson

    Thank you Brian for the quick and detailed packed response.

    I wish you and your family many more happy adventures and miles in your next RV. Maybe we will see each other out there somewhere.

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