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Old 07-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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when not in use

When I'm not using my toy hauler what should I do as far as maintenance spin the tires start the generator for how long ?
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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well the generator should be started and loaded for about an hour a month. I never spin the tires..jeff
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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Tires r new just don't want a blowout
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:51 PM   #4
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Tires r new just don't want a blowout
Get a good tire coating to preserve and cover them (http://www.sunblockfortires.com/)...of course the ideal thing for all RV Tires would be to take the trailer weight off of them when in storage, but no one has invented anything yet...
http://www.sunblockfortires.com/
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When I'm not using my toy hauler what should I do as far as maintenance spin the tires start the generator for how long ?
The tires can be rotated - follow mfgt recommendations.
Generator should be "exercised" regularly - follow mfgt recommendations.

I would add that a cheap set of tire covers will GREATLY reduce sidewall sun damage (sometimes called dry rot) and if you park on concrete, separate the tire rubber from the concrete surface (concrete will "pull" the moisture out of tire rubber) with a simple plank of wood.

Avoid storing any open liquids inside the rig (interior or garage) to reduce the risk of mold/rot and unload any food from the rig while in storage to reduce the draw for rodents/insects.

Hey - it's just easier to just use the rig more often

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Tires r covered just not gonna use it for two months and don't want any surprises and make sure I'm doing things right
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Ran the generator spun the tires fixed some things that didn't need to be fixed ready for next month
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I've been told to park on planks of plywood as apposed to the ground to reduce condensation within the tire which will rote the tire on the inside. The change in ground temp is what caused the condensation. I also keep a bucket filled with water inside the RV to provide some moisture in the air. Both could be wife's tales, you decide for yourself.
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No the bucket is right we do that with our Arizona home when not there because things will dry out thank you
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No the bucket is right we do that with our Arizona home when not there because things will dry out thank you
Ah, storage in Arizona...now that is a horse of a different color.
Good idea - Would you use water in a big bucket or several smaller bowls?

I have seen RV's stored in Imperial Valley of SoCal...the arid climate dried all the wood surfaces like a mummy causing cracking

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In Arizona its our vacation house we use two buckets in that one. our trailer Bakersfield CA is what I'm working on here
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Once a month on the Gen like everyone is telling you. Roll the tires to diff positions. Wood is a good idea for tires when stored, but for sure no direct dirt (mud or puddles), gravel (can impress the rubber due to weight), or constantly wet grass. Concrete and asphalt is fine but again, change the position. If in a hot dry climate, multiple 5 gal buckets of water. If in constant moist climate (coast) or snow, a de-humidifier. Some folks will use RV anti freeze in cold storage. I just make sure all the water is out of everything by opening up EVERYTHING on my last drive home, i.e. water heater drain plug, all faucets, low water drain points, and black and gray water tanks. I lived where it got down to about 5f during the winter and never had any woes when it was drained, but full drain or anti freeze, both work.
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Got it thanks for the information
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