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Old 10-20-2017, 09:44 PM   #1
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Winter parking

This is first year storing the coach

Not worried about the winterizing of the plumbing, done that for years on trailer.

Question is for parking.

Do I just park it and chalk the wheels for safety or should I be dumping the air and putting it on the jacks?


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Old 10-20-2017, 10:12 PM   #2
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Most dump the air and leave jacks up no need of dirt collecting on pistons, in the spring drop them spray WD-40 on pistons wipe off and your set to go.
Most people miss in owners guide that you boost the PSI to the sidewall psi for winter.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:42 AM   #3
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My first w a DP as well.
My plan... from reading here on iRV2... is to build 4 HD blocks to insert under reyracted jacks and then to dump air.
I weighed several alternatives...jacks diwn / up...do nothing...etc and figure this should reduce load on tire sidewalls and still allow me to ecercise the jacks periodically if I choose to.
From what I've read I will not run engine unless i plan to at least take it for a ride...however I do plan to exercise the gen periodically.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:54 PM   #4
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Added Power Service Clear diesel to tank and then topped it up
Ran generator for a bit to run the fuel into it.
Clear diesel is supposed to help with long term storage (according to their website)
Put tires 5 psi higher than calculated amount
Parked it on some pressure treated boards
Dumped the air
chalked the wheels, just in case
removed all the batteries, so starting anything will not be happening
batteries will be cleaned up and stored on a smart charger for the winter, in the warm basement
covered the tires
Did all of the plumbing stuff yesterday, 3 sinks, one toilet (incl sprayer), 1 shower with handheld, 1 filtered water tap (with filter removed and bypassed), Washer dryer, exterior taps, fresh water fill and black tank flush.
Checked each fixture for pink colour in all the lines.
Took all the food and any paper products out.
Also took out all the bedding, towels and clothes.
Put dryer sheets around.
All of the stuff we used to do with TT.
Never had any issues with rodents, so hopefully that stays the same.
Will see in the spring
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:08 AM   #5
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Hi Dougjpr,
Dump the air and jacks retracted. Fill the tires to their maximum. Cover the tires.
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:56 PM   #6
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Thanks Gary

Well I screwed up on the tires, fronts are at 115, rears at 90.

Unit sat on dealers lot last winter, not sure how particular they would of been on tire pressures.

Will note that for next year

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