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Old 08-04-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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winter storage

whats the best way to store a motorhome in winter? any suggestion please. should i put any fuel additives? what are you guys doing in this situations.
i leave in a very very very cold weather. ALBERTA COLD

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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Hello fellow Canadian!

I'm from Manitoba, just about as cold.

Storing the coach over the winter is not that difficult.

The first thing to consider is winterizing the water system. Drain all the water out, including draining the hot water tank. Check that your hot water tank has a bypass valve. If not, get into any RV store, they're only about $30.00. Bottom line, you have to get RV antifreeze into the entire system, flowing from the taps, but you don't need it in the hot water tank as long as it has been drained.

The second thing is to make sure the batteries will be OK. You can put a battery charger on them and check them every week throughout the winter, or you can remove the batteries and store them in a non freezing environment. You should check them with a battery charger a couple of times through the winter.

I try to make sure that the last tank of fuel I buy before storage is winter fuel, and I usually throw in a bottle of fuel conditioner to help soften the tarnish deposits over the winter. I think having winter fuel in the tank is important, because a couple of times through the winter, on warmer days, I like to fire the beast up and give it a nice long warm up.

The rest is pretty straight forward, really no different than parking your car for the winter.

Hope it helps.

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Old 08-05-2010, 03:32 AM   #3
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Definetly recommend Sta-Bil fuel conditioner for the fuel tank.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:34 AM   #4
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whats the best way to store a motorhome in winter? any suggestion please. should i put any fuel additives? what are you guys doing in this situations.
i leave in a very very very cold weather. ALBERTA COLD
i have been using seafoam as a fuel stabilizer for over 25 years with good results.

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