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Old 10-16-2014, 05:16 AM   #1
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Decision Time for storage

The good news: we have secured an AWSOME storage unit just big enough to thread our 31FK Greyhawk in to the building. A contractor built a new building and converted his truck bays in to rental units. GREAT FOR US in Western New York snow country!

The big question -- (which has probably been discussed) is whether to remove the batteries, just unhook the negative lead or plug the shore power in to keep them up.

Our thoughts are not to run the engine or generator. But then we worry about the tires. It's a cement floor and metal unheated building.

Moving it in and out is gingerly and when it snows I worry about the rear sliding.

We have about 9 inches clearance on each side and about the same front to back. As my grandmother would have said "by the skin of my teeth"!!

All advise is appreciated.
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The good news: we have secured an AWSOME storage unit just big enough to thread our 31FK Greyhawk in to the building. A contractor built a new building and converted his truck bays in to rental units. GREAT FOR US in Western New York snow country!

The big question -- (which has probably been discussed) is whether to remove the batteries, just unhook the negative lead or plug the shore power in to keep them up.

Our thoughts are not to run the engine or generator. But then we worry about the tires. It's a cement floor and metal unheated building.

Moving it in and out is gingerly and when it snows I worry about the rear sliding.

We have about 9 inches clearance on each side and about the same front to back. As my grandmother would have said "by the skin of my teeth"!!

All advise is appreciated.
I don't live in snow country. Here in CA, we don't have much snow, or water either.
If I had your setup, I think I would start by putting pieces of plywood between the tires and the concrete. Then, I would get two of those multi-stage battery chargers...one for the engine battery and one for the house batteries. Keep it plugged in all the time. Those new battery chargers are really good and won't damage your batteries. I'm not sure RV systems are quite that sophisticated yet. I'm sure others will chime in.
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I agree with Full.Monte:

- Put plywood under the wheels.
- Be sure you have a smart charger (or a trickle charger) and leave it plugged in.
- Unless you have maint free batteries, be sure they are filled, and stay that way.
- If you have a diesel, fill the tank and put a biocide in it.
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Just use a battery maintainer for the chassis and another for the coach batteries. They require simple 120v connection. Leave batteries hooked up.

Agree, fill fuel tank and leave filled up when parked to minimize condensation build-up. Plywood under tires is good, make sure the tires are fully inflated and check them occasionally.
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Thanks for the input. If I put a trickle charger/ tender on the two batteries should I disconnect them from the vehicle?

I'm still new and learning.
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Thanks for the input. If I put a trickle charger/ tender on the two batteries should I disconnect them from the vehicle?

I'm still new and learning.
No reason to.
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