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Old 09-24-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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Winter Parking

My search abilities have failed me, so I thought I may as well ask. Is it ok to park the MH on grass for the storage season ? Do I at least need some gravel or gravel with a vapor barrier underneath ?



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Old 09-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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If you are leaving the sides open ( no skirting to ground ) and water can't puddle under the unit, when it rains or the snow melts, IMHO , your ok , not the prefered method mind you. (Concrete slab with side slope) but we know we can't afford that. Tires on grass is the biggy, on boards, and some will say with plywood under the tread, dries faster than board.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #3
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I wouldn't park over grass. Just my opinion based on what happened to cars I wasn't using and parked on grass. Now to be honest these were older cars but this one really got to me. I had replaced all the brake lines previous to parking it. I had a buyer for it the following summer and there wasn't one good brake line left. not to mention the rusted underbody. I won't even talk about the old Buick that sat for a couple of years (wasn't any grass left under it) but I had it towed out for junk. Our lil' ole RV sits on a gravel pad and I've never had a rust problem with that. I wouldn't do it and that's my reason. One more reason is those cars that were stored on grass had mice, the RV on the gravel pad never had any mice in the six years we had it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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My biggest concern would be the greater likelyhood of mice or other vermin getting into the engine compartment, wiring harness, or inside the coach and creating havoc. This can happen even when the RV is parked on concrete of course, but I'd guess that it's much more likely if you are on grass or dirt.

Those buggers can chew through some expensive stuff. Mouse nests in odd locations can also create problems. I found a massive one in the air filter box on my pickup many years ago. Recently I had to repair all four wires to the right taillight unit on that same truck. (Brake, Tail, Backup, Ground) I need to get that poor truck into a garage and out of the barn.

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