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Old 04-01-2014, 08:30 PM   #15
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Curious why some feel its important to pull in door step when placing in storage. I disconnect negatives and therefore power drain shouldn't be an issue. Any other reason for pulling in door step? Thanks!
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I make sure mine are in so someone parking next to me doesn't clip them, and also to tuck the mechanism under the coach to give some protection from the weather.
What BFlinn181 said, plus...it might make it a little harder for some loser to break in.
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So we have our new coach, 2014 Winnebago Journey 36M, and we will post some photos soon, but now I need to know what I should do to get the coach ready to go to the RV storage lot which is a covered lot in North Florida. I have removed all the food (except the cans) and the fridge is empty with the doors being held open. We have the option of 15 amp power, but not sure if we need or want it. Jacks up or down? Some windows cracked open? Vent open? And anything else you think it is important to do or know....

Thanks for helping me figure this out!
FL is humid. I would take the 15 amp and plug in a dehumidifier and let it drain into the sink. I bought a small one at Lowe's that sits on the counter. Close all windows and vents, it rain a lot here. I store with the jacks down to take the weight off of the suspension and tires as recommended by my last coach manufacture.
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As someone else mentioned, it's an added bit of security. My door sits high off the ground, so the step just makes it easier to see in. It probably doesn't help a bit, but it makes me feel better

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What an interesting day today was. Yesterday, we called around and found an indoor storage place for only slightly more than the outdoor covered storage we had looked at. We paid for 6 months ( about $1200), but asked if we could get a refund if our RV didn't fit. We arrived today and as DH was pulling in I noticed the satellite system was NOT going to clear the door. We stopped and DH went on the roof and confirmed nothing on the roof was going to fit under the door. Fortunately, we had not cancelled our spot at the covered storage so we shifted gears and we are safely stored
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For a variety of reasons, I hadn't been able to visit my RV in storage since Dec. 4. Today I went over to see how it had faired. Opened door, turned on battery switches, reconnected knife switch on house batteries, crossed my fingers and turned the key. The ole' Cummins 5.9 didn't crank 2 full times and it fired right off. Likewise, the generator started and settled down into perfect 120v 60 cycle power! I hooked up a heater and turned on roof air and let it run for about an hour. Soon I'll bring it to my backyard and flush and fill the water system. Proper storage works, even over a longer time than I would have wished, but we had places to go! (Australia, New Zealand, Colorado, etc.)
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