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Old 05-01-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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We will be placing our motohome into storage for the summer as we do our travelling in the spring and fall.

We used all the suggestions more exepreinced people made for winter storage, so now I would like to ask for suggestions/advice for summer storage. It is hot and humid where we live. Should we use the canvas cover? Do we need to run the engine and generator as frequently as we did during the winter?

Thank you all in advance.
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We will be placing our motohome into storage for the summer as we do our travelling in the spring and fall.

We used all the suggestions more exepreinced people made for winter storage, so now I would like to ask for suggestions/advice for summer storage. It is hot and humid where we live. Should we use the canvas cover? Do we need to run the engine and generator as frequently as we did during the winter?

Thank you all in advance.
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:41 AM   #3
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I'd add the recommend amount of Sta-Bil to your gas tank, which I know you will have brim full so you don't get condensation. After the StaBil is added, run your generator at least 45 minutes to get it into the gen set carburetor.

You still must run your gen set every 30 days.

Unless the oil has less than a few hours on it, you should change it.

Top your batteries with water.

Then disconnect the positive lead to all your batteries.

Make sure your fridge & freezer is open.

Completely drain your water tanks. After you drain them, put in about 5 gal. of water with 1/2 cup of bleach and pump this solution through all your water lines, including your hot water system. As you in a hot area, that is a prime environment to go fungus and bacteria.

Make sure both your holding tanks have treatment in them.

I can't think of anything else.
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Humidity is likely to be a problem if the coach is closed up for even a week or two at a time in your climate. Mildew and mold are very hard to get rid of once they start growing in all the dark corners, pores of wood paneling, ducts, etc. I would try to leave some vents open if that is practical and if you can visit to air it out and maybe even run the a/c for a couple hours to try it out, that would help.

A cover is not needed and probably not desirable either.
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Hi Bee, with regards to the generator question, a gen. tech. on one of the RV sites said, the generators that he sees in the shop with problems are usually the ones that have not been used very much. They are made to be used, run it at least once a month and put it under load, ie: run the A/C. I think that goes for motorhomes as well, they are made to used and seem to run better when they are used frequently.
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Do NOT use a canvas cover. It will mark up your rig and will trap moisture under it. You will then get mold and mildew. You need to have air flow thru the rig to prevent mold etc. If you want to cover it buy a cover designed to breath and not mar the finish.

Leave your refrigerator and freezer doors open to prevent them from smelling.
Flush your grey and black tanks and put plenty of holding tank deoderizer stuff in them.
Drain your hotwater heater or it will smell like rotten eggs next fall.
Drain your freash water tank.
Put water in your toilet to keep the seal from cracking. Don't close the lid though because mold will form on it. I put a little dish soap in the water to lube the seal.
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