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Old 08-22-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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Question Winter Storage Questions

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Being brand new to to RVing, this will be our first time storing for the winter. It's not feasable to store at our house (no room). So I'm in the process of finding a spot. Obviously, I would prefer inside storage but that is hard to find.

Do I need to have power available? If I can't find one with power, how should it be stored? Take the batteries out? I am planning on starting the coach & genny a couple of times a month. Is that sufficient? If stored outside, I'll have to cover it but that could be a hassle when starting.....

Thanks in advance!
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A couple of thoughts...inside is best, especially in MA where you'll have snow sitting on it for months at a time. You don't "have" to have power, but if not, I'd remove the batteries and take them home. If you have power, you can leave them in the coach...keep properly filled with distilled water. The engine gurus say do not start the coach, if a diesel, unless you will run it and bring it up to operating temps. Also you'll have to winterize the water system. I don't winterize it, but since I have very reliable power, and live close, I drain all the water and place 60 watt light bulbs in all the important areas (washer/dryer, Aqua Hot, fresh water pump, refrig, etc) and put anti freeze in the toilet and P traps. As you noted, covers are a hassle.
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I agree that if it is a diesel, no need to start. If it is gas, I would for sure add Stabil to the tank and then run the engine long enough for it to get in the injection system, same for the generator. Keep the fuel tanks full. I also recommend removal of the batteries if you don't have power. Keep them dry and not directly on a concrete floor. Keep them charged where ever you store them
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