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Old 02-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #15
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We move ours around once a month and sometimes drive for several days then set up for another month or so. We also run the genset every month with a load. Service it once a year.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:28 AM   #16
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Once a month or so a 30-40 mile drive will help keep every thing lubed. As O/P said berrings and seals need oil on them. Appliances need to be cycled once in a while to keep the bugs and spiders out of them, brakes need to be used to keep the drums/rotors from rusting and pitting, generators need to run with a load on them, A/C's both dash and roof need to run to keep things lubed. I have some friends that leave thier M/H parked for extended periods they seem to have a bunch more troubles than other folks I know that run the coach regularly.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #17
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Hi DARSally,
Welcome to iRV2. Consider eliminating this topic from your list of things to consider. The automotive systems will quite nicely live with what ever miles you drive. Just do the annual maintenance and you will be fine. Floor plan sells the coach. Get the floor plan that is best for you. You'll live in the coach more than you will travel in it. The next thing to consider is weight. Diesels carry more weight. As a full timer, this is important. Lastly, what will you tow? Diesels can tow more weight. This expands your choice of toad vehicles.
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We have owned 3 DP's since 1993. A Gulfstream, A Monaco, and an Allegro Bus. All three motorhomes were used primarily for snow birding each winter for 3-5 months. We used all 3 on a limited basis other than the winter trips. I always serviced our coaches BEFORE I put them into our storage building, plugged them in, and kept careful attention to the water level in our batteries during "long" periods of storing. As an alternative to plugging the coach into electricity, there are cutoff switches for both the house and the chassis battery. I choose not to start the coach now and then as it sat as I agree, if you're going to start it up, take it for a 30 min drive--which by the way, is a really good idea on a monthly basis.
We NEVER had any problems with our drive train or chassis so I don't believe DP's are any different than any other vehicle. Go for a DP, it's a terrific way to travel and live in for extended or short periods of time!
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