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Old 04-24-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
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We recently sold our fifth wheel and moved into a park model that we obviously don't tow. However, we are really getting tired of the drive from Florida to Massachusetts. We are strongly considering leaving a car in Florida for the summer and flying down for the winter. The car will be outside in the open and will be unused for 5-6 months. Is there anyone here that has some first hand knowledge of what should be done to avoid any major problems? While we're away for the summer, the park model power is turned off because the park currently pays for electricity, so a battery keeper is not an option at this time. The car we plan to leave is a 2011 Nissan Maxima with 42,000 miles.

Thanks and have a safe and fun filled summer. I do miss the ability to just hook up and go.
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Greetings,
We recently sold our fifth wheel and moved into a park model that we obviously don't tow. However, we are really getting tired of the drive from Florida to Massachusetts. We are strongly considering leaving a car in Florida for the summer and flying down for the winter. The car will be outside in the open and will be unused for 5-6 months. Is there anyone here that has some first hand knowledge of what should be done to avoid any major problems? While we're away for the summer, the park model power is turned off because the park currently pays for electricity, so a battery keeper is not an option at this time. The car we plan to leave is a 2011 Nissan Maxima with 42,000 miles.

Thanks and have a safe and fun filled summer. I do miss the ability to just hook up and go.
AS far as battery is concerned, you can put a small 3"x4" solar charger. That will take care of the battery w/o issues. If your cig lighter is hot without Acc key switched to on, you can plug into that. Otherwise clip the terminals on the battery itself.
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Top-off fuel tank just prior to storage, and use STABIL to prevent fuel deterioration. Protect the interior from the FL sun with aluminum-faced bubble wrap in all windows, even if you do have a carport, or use car cover. Air up tires to sidewall maximum. Disconnect negative battery cable.
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AS far as battery is concerned, you can put a small 3"x4" solar charger. That will take care of the battery w/o issues. If your cig lighter is hot without Acc key switched to on, you can plug into that. Otherwise clip the terminals on the battery itself.
I see a NOCO BLSOLAR5 Battery Life Black 5W Solar Battery Charger and Maintainer on Amazon for $42. It puts our 5w of charge. They also have a less expensive one, same manufacturer, that puts our 2.5 watts at $25. Are you familiar wit this brand? Do you have one you would recommend?
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