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Old 10-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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In Door Winter Storage on concert near Ann Arbor MI - Roof Vents open or closed?

Storage near Ann Arbor Michigan. Storing 37' Holiday Ramble Diesel Pusher at Chelsea Fair Grounds in un-insulated building with cement floor. I will use several dampness products to collect moisture during the Oct to April storage period.
Should I crack open the 3 roof vents or keep motor home closed up tight?
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If no weather to get in it and dry wouldn't harm coach but your dampness products may not work as good with a closed coach.
i would also separate the tires from cement floor with a plywood sheet or plastic cutting board so no moisture can get in tires.
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Can I ask how much they are charging you? Do you have a web address or phone number?

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If no weather to get in it and dry wouldn't harm coach but your dampness products may not work as good with a closed coach.
i would also separate the tires from cement floor with a plywood sheet or plastic cutting board so no moisture can get in tires.
I have an option to store my coach on either a concrete, dirt, or gravel 'floor'. Is there a difference in effectiveness in any of the above?

(I am building a covered area to store the MH on my property and can make the 'floor' of any material)

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:32 PM   #5
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$12 per foot one time payment. Storage from Oct till early April indoors.
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I think I'd close it up. Here in Mi we get those wild temperature swings in the spring and fall. If it warms up after a particularly cold snap, water will condense on anything cold. That's pretty much OK on the outside of the coach, maybe not so cool (yes pun intended!) on stuff inside it?

To illustrate, I visited a plane I had stored in a hangar with both the planes doors wide open in one of these warm spells. I was absolutely shocked to see condensation literally running down the face of nearly everything in the instrument panel. Many thousands of dollars worth of very sensitive (expensive to repair) electronics!

Thankfully no harm done, but it taught me a lesson I'll never forget...
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Open Vents During Winter Storage

I leave mine open along with opening a couple of windows. I think the air circulation helps with the moisture issues.
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Closed. My shop is only heated when I'm working in it. I've got a lot of big heavy machines that rust more during the winter than summer because of wild temperature swings we get (I'm between Ann Arbor and Pontiac) and warm even moderately moist air doesn't do anything but condense on thousands of pounds of cold metal. Your coach will drip with moisture on those days like ahicks said, no sense letting it get inside.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #9
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Thank you everyone for your replies. I appreciate your thoughts and advice. Parked MH on foam sheets and closed all the vents tight. All systems are winterized too. Hope to not have to do this next year.
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Is that $12 per foot and that's the cost from Oct-April.

For instance:

38' MH X 12 = $456 for the duration of storage?
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