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Old 10-24-2005, 05:45 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to store our MH for the winter. My options are:
1. In a heated building on cement floor.
2. In an unheated building on cement floor.
3. In an unheated building on dirt floor.
4. Roof overhead, no walls, on cement floor.
The first option is the most expensive and the last two are the least expensive with number 2 falling in between cost wise. It seems to me that I have read it is better to store on dirt rather than cement as the cement floor is harder on the tires? Also if I blow the water lines out and add antifreeze to the drains and remove the batteries to store them on a charger at home, is there any real advantage to heated storage? I'm leaning towards option number 3 as it will be out of the sun and will keep snow off roof and tires off cement. Any comments from anyone who knows anything about this would be appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:45 PM   #2
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I'm getting ready to store our MH for the winter. My options are:
1. In a heated building on cement floor.
2. In an unheated building on cement floor.
3. In an unheated building on dirt floor.
4. Roof overhead, no walls, on cement floor.
The first option is the most expensive and the last two are the least expensive with number 2 falling in between cost wise. It seems to me that I have read it is better to store on dirt rather than cement as the cement floor is harder on the tires? Also if I blow the water lines out and add antifreeze to the drains and remove the batteries to store them on a charger at home, is there any real advantage to heated storage? I'm leaning towards option number 3 as it will be out of the sun and will keep snow off roof and tires off cement. Any comments from anyone who knows anything about this would be appreciated.
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:43 AM   #3
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I would go with your option #3 only cut some pressure treated plywood size of tire footprints to protect from dirt floor, good idea on cement floor also. As to blowing out lines, which I have done in the pass, I have found alot easier to drain at low points an pump in rv-anti no mistakes that way. "007"
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Some of those "fresh" '06 models people will be buying next Spring will spend the winter here in the Northeast on blacktop outside in the freezing cold and snow. Doesn't seem to hurt them. Me? I store in a heated 45 degree garage on concrete. I might put plywood under the tires this year. It HAS to be easier on the coach to be indoors at a constant temperature than outside freezing and thawing out all winter. IMHO.
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