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Old 09-30-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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Gasser winter storage

Do you all treat the gas before you tuck it away for the winter?

Also what about the batteries? It'll be stored inside, not heated, and I have access to electric. Should I put battery tenders on the coach and chassis batteries?

I pick the coach up tomorrow, and I'll ask the dealer too, but I'm sure you folks probably know better than them anywho.


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Old 09-30-2015, 07:44 PM   #2
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Gasser winter storage

Yes, put in Stabil and run the coach good before storage. I store mine indoors at a warehouse storage facility and run the generator once per month using hair dryers for the loads rather then the A/C. I also keep the coach plugged in and the inverter will keep the house and engine batteries charged. I also check the house battery water level about half way through the storage time.

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Old 09-30-2015, 11:42 PM   #3
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I use StaBil whenever I plan to park for more than two months. Then exercise the genny monthly. Large bottle treats 80 gallon, so I park with about 40 gallon of gasoline in tank. Using just a half bottle of StaBil is cheap insurance against expense and hassle.
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Tank should be as full as possible to minimize condensation. Using fuel treatment is good, as is running the gen set at least a half hour per month with half load. You need to get the windings warm enough to "burn" off the condensation. Put a battery minder on is also necessary too.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:51 AM   #5
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I probably should dump a can of Stabil in it, but I don't. I do make sure the tank is full before tucking it away for the winter. This reduces the area inside the tank where water vapor can condense and water forms in the bottom of the tank. Always store a vehicle either completely full or completely empty.
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Store with tank full, run gens and winterize the water lines every year. It doesn't "freeze" around here often, but I don't want to take the chance. Rv anti-freese is cheap, I've never used stabil, but I think I will this year, again cheap insurance.

I don't have access to 50 amp service @ the covered storage lot I use, so I start it every few weeks to top the batteries and run the gens. Tried using an adapter for 20 amp service to 50 Amp service for keeping the batteries charged, it did the opposite, it drained the batteries in 3 days. Apparently, the charger uses the other 120 phase.

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