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Old 09-07-2014, 02:06 PM   #1
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First Winter

This is the first time I need to winterize. I have the information on winterizing the tanks with antifreeze, etc. and think I understand all that.

My concern is what to do with the batteries and generator. The gas rig will be stored outside with a cover on it. I live in the mountains of NC and the average low can get to 0 at night and our record low is -14, but that isn't normal.

I cannot lift the batteries out because they are too heavy so they will need to stay in the rig. It will not be plugged into shore power during the winter, although I could plug it in occasionally, if necessary. Do I need to start the rig during the winter? What about the battery disconnect switch? What about the chassis battery? As you can see, I am really confused about this whole battery and generator maintenance. Any advice would be super appreciated. Thanks.


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Old 09-07-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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Use the battery disconnect switch, get a Battery Minder, Battery Tender, NOCO Genius, or something similar and your batteries will be a lot better than using the RV converter/charger and use less electricity.

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Old 09-07-2014, 05:10 PM   #3
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Since your unit will be sitting for a while, I would suggest that you get a bottle of Stabile Fuel additive and add according to instruction n the bottle, then fill up your tank. Start and run both your unit and generator for an at least a half hour to insure that the treated gas has run through all the fuel lines and carb on the generator. As far as draining your water system and adding the water systems anti-freeze, your location dictates more than what I do here in Las Vegas, so hopefully someone else with cold weather experience will fill you in in that area.
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