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Old 11-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Cool The second car

We have class a mh and we pull our toad behind it. We are heading south for the winter for the first time. The question is we are leaving the wife car at home and we want to know how we should store? Any help please because I'm being told a bunch of stuff. Help please!
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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The only thing you may want to do is keep the battery on a battery maintainer. Other than that, the car will be fine for the winter.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #3
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Some folks fill up the tank to reduce condensation and add some fuel stabilizer. disconnect the battery if you don't use a maintainer.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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Over the yrs I've had several hot rods , that would sit in my in heated garage all winter in MO.
I really never did anything but park it. That's it. In the spring, maybe mid march , I would go out , turn the key & fire it up, let it run for several minutes , check the tires, pull it outside & clean it, then take it for a drive , never a problem .
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Will it be stored inside a garage or outside?

In additions to the suggestions above, make sure you put some dryer sheets in the engine compartment to discourage the mice from making nests. Moth balls also work but there are some negative health effects.
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Excuse me, un heated garage
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The first year we full timed we left DW's Toyota RAV-4 behind. I rented an unheated lockup in a storage yard, drove the car in (15.2 feet vehicle in 15 foot lockup, gently flexed the back wall a bit), disconnected the battery and left it. 9 months later hooked up the battery (alarm went off, be warned), it started first turn of the key. Only problem was the parking brake was rusted on at one side. Should have left it off, the car wasn't going anywhere.
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Change oil, air up tires to max allowable, top off tank and treat fuel with Sta-Bil, hook up battery maintainer. Keep insurance on it.
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I've stored my '99 Camaro for 6 months every year since I bought it. I top it off with premium (no alcohol), treat the fuel with stabilizer and hook up a battery maintainer. Alternately you could disconnect the battery cables.

No ill effects in 14 years.
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Some folks fill up the tank to reduce condensation and add some fuel stabilizer. disconnect the battery if you don't use a maintainer.
I would also inflate the tires to sidewall maximum. We used to do all this for DW's Jeep when we left home for months. Now I've got to do all that to my diesel dually, since we tow DW's Jeep behind the MH now. The reason to disconnect the battery cable is the radio, etc. that constantly draws power.
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Change oil, air up tires to max allowable, top off tank and treat fuel with Sta-Bil, hook up battery maintainer. Keep insurance on it.
X2 on the Sta-Bil. The Ethanol now in gas starts turning to sugar in as little as 3 weeks if allowed to sit untreated.
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I only use non-oxygenated gas in the 64 caddie fill it park it in the garage (no heat) cover it and then in spring hook up bat. charger next day go out twice to the floor and she fires first turn of key.
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Battery maintainer and Stabil.
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