Originally Posted by Frankie Z
Being a newbie I have some questions concerning winter storage. My motorhome will be stored outside at a storage facility. Any personal advice on the following questions is greatly appreciated:
Battery storage - I plan on removing the two deep cycle batteries and charging them over the winter. Is there anything I should be aware of when doing this? I am assuming this is pretty basic but being a newbie what may seem obvious to the seasoned rv'er may not be to me.
Also is there anything done specifically to maintain the generator over the winter?
Concerning RV covers, I plan on covering my tires and I would like to know the pros and cons of covering the whole RV. I have read where some rv'ers do and some do not. Personal opinions would be welcomed.
Finally what methods have you found to be most effective in preventing mice during the winter.
As always thanks in advance for all input.
Battery storage...be sure you label and make a drawing, (or take a picture of), the wires and cables before
you disconnect them, (to use as a guide when reconnecting them).
RV covers....are a PITA to put on and remove, and can damage your RV if not secured properly.
to be exersized once a month but I don't know many RVers do that.
Mice...one word... D-CON!
My coach has been stored outside, winterized, uncovered, with the batteries in it, (with 15A shore power to keep the batteries charged), for parts of 14 Wisconsin winters, (where temps often drop to 20 degrees F below 0).
'96 Safari, 133k miles