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Old 11-05-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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Winter storage

In another month I'll need to store our motor home for the winter. We have to keep it in an outside storage lot. I've seen opinions both ways on a cover, and think as long as it can breath, it's OK. What are your thought on jacks? Up or down? Down to relieve weight and pressure on tires, or up to keep the pistons from exposure? Anything else I need to worry about? I know I need to winterize the water and waste systems. We're in northern Delaware so we do get snow and cold.

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Old 11-06-2014, 11:00 AM   #2
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Change fluids and filters, engine and generator. Lube chassis.
We are able to keep plugged in to shore power. Check batteries regularly.
Mouse traps, checked weekly. Dryer sheets all over help too.
Tires on plywood, may help. I do it.
Jacks up to keep clean.
Air bags deflated.
This year I am going to leave the parking brake disengaged and block the wheels/tires. Says to do so in OM.
And a cover.

We had a class c that we kept covered for about 4 of the 5 years we had it. Weather got to the cover. It did help, I thought.

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  • Winterize
  • Jacks down just til they touch then a couple seconds to relieve pressure on the tires
  • Tires run up on boards or plastic shields
  • Wheels chok'd
  • Don't know if the dryer sheets really repel mice, but they do leave the coach smelling nice come Spring
  • Fridge & washer doors left ajar so they don't get musty
  • Remove any batteries from detectors
Covers do help, but they will last only 3-4 years. Then as dvmweb said, the weather gets to them. If you decide to cover, rremove anything you can that sticks up &/or has sharp edges (antenna, solar panels) & get a plastic swim noodle & cut it up in pieces to cover anything projecting that you can't remove. If you click on the Photo Albums hyperlink in my sig, look at the ADCO cover album.

If you aren't going to remain plugged in, turn off your battery disconnect switches & take your house batteries home w/you.

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