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Old 03-09-2015, 05:49 PM   #1
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Summerizing trailer in Arizona.

I plan on leaving my fifth wheel in Arizona this summer.Any tips on what I should to protect it?
Any special waxing I should do?

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Leave the roof vents open for circulation . That's if you have vent covers ( max air or similar ) and a good wax protection .


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Is there a wax out there that has UV protection in it? Leaving the RV out in the sun is always a concern. In the hot sun I think a decent cover would be the best protection available.
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Will it be plugged into shore power? If so it would be a good idea to set the A/C at something like 90. I think it's hard on the wood and other materials to be heated to scorching hot temperatures....which could easily happen in the direct sun even with vents open.
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:09 PM   #5
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A fresh coat of wax and tire covers would be the easiest.
I've been storing mine for 10 years in Phoenix and have tried full covers in the summer, but no more--too much heat buildup to the point of melting candles in the cabinets and causing Eternabond tape to peel.

Of course a full garage or at least an awning cover would be ideal.
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I've been using this for years.

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Old 03-09-2015, 08:29 PM   #7
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To keep your toilet seal in good shape, fill the bowl with water, put a couple dabs of Vasoline on the toilet rim and then stretch Saran over the toilet so the water doesn't evaporate.

Also, after you empty and flush out the black tank good, fill it about 1/4 with fresh water so the bottom doesn't dry out in case there's still some 'stuff' in there.

Give it a very good wax job and 303 on all plastics/leather.

Cover the tires but be sure and secure them tightly for any winds.

Put the silver foil material in all the windows to keep the hot sun out and close the window coverings.

We always took a mesh small laundry bag and dumped a box of mothballs in it and hung one in a couple places in the basement, including the engine area for motorhomes. This controlled pack rats for us and the mothball smell went away within a few days after tossing the bags upon return.

I don't know if they help but we also put sheets of fabric softener in all the drawers to keep mice out. It worked for us.

We stored bedding, pillows and sofa toss pillows in a Hefty bag just in case mice would come in.
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Need to put many buckets of water inside the motor home, if a gasser use stabil i the gas tank and if not plugged in a small solar panel to keep the battery/batteries up.
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Store it in an air conditioned storage unit :-) At least a covered one if possible.

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