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Old 07-11-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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Just parked our rig for about 3 months. Closed slides. Turned off gas. Drained all tanks but left a few gallons in each. Killed batt. Left top vent cracked and a side window shutter open a bit for air circulation. Bath vent also wide open since it has a cap over it.

Did leave one of those rachet devices between two tires. Got to thinking if that was a good idea - leaving tires compressed - would just the simple chocks be better ? Unit is on level ground & summer weather. Tires sitting on the yellow lego blocks.

Also removed the tire pressure transmitters, thinking may extend batt life ? Figure they must be activated by the valve stem pressure. They are the non replaceable ones good for about 5 years. (TST brand)

Any suggestions from you experienced rv'ers is appreciated.


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Old 07-13-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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I would install tire covers to protect them from UV rays. I've heard that the plastic levelers now have a topper available to give the tires a flat surface to sit on rather than the pegs and holes. When I store mine I leave the Roto-Choks on with no problems.

Maxxair covers on your vents would help if you don't already have them. Saw a rig where UV rays deteriorated an unprotected lid and water got into the rig.

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Old 07-14-2011, 11:18 AM   #3
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Dave and Jo Ann:
Thanks for your suggestions. I did put tire covers on but need to get a Maxair for one of two vents. The bath is covered but not the kit one.
Did learn from mfg the batt life is extended by removing the pressure monitors.
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