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Old 06-06-2021, 08:10 AM   #1
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New Garage Almost Ready

For the past 6 months I have been in the process of building a 50' x 25' garage on my property. I have 50 amp service to the garage. Have been storing with NIRVC but wife prefers to have rig home and load/unload on our property. This was not a financial decision for sure!

Anyways, I have a 2020 Entegra Aspire 42DEQ that I will be bringing home. Would appreciate advice as to how to store this. Plugged in?, slides in or out, mats for tires, jacks down, tire pressures, battery connected, etc. etc.

We are in the Dallas, TX area. The garage is heated and cooled.

Thanks in advance for responses

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Nice, what area did you build in. We have considered moving out to find a place to do the same. Congrats. I have always stored mine in Mansfield since we used to live there.
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just northwest of Flower Mound. I have a 1.25 acre property. I built it to the maximum size allowable per code.
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Old 06-06-2021, 08:31 AM   #4
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I have a similar garage on my property. I have a level concrete floor. I store my coach plugged in, slides in or out (doesn't matter) jacks up. Been doing this for 11 years never a problem.

Keep your water pump off unless using it, and keep inverters turned off so they won't deplete your batteries in the event of a power outage. Inverter circuit breakers on, so they will still keep the batteries continuously charged.
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I’d recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions for long term storage. Same for tires. Some use pads, some don’t. Some argue over the matter. Same for jacks up/down, slides in/out.

You didn’t run power to the garage to not plug it in, did you? At the very least, you’ll want to keep the batteries charged.

They’re designed to be plugged in 24/7, jacks down slides out. You won’t need to heat or cool the rig inside a climate controlled garage, so be sure all that stuff is turned off.
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What Marc said
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+2 What Marc said!
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I had a building built last year where I rent out 20x60 garages for RVs and other things. I keep my coach always plugged in with the slides out unless Iím working on it. I donít use the Jackís unless Iím lifting the coach for maintenance. For my coach, the water is always hooked up and my garage is climate controlled.

As long as your coach is sitting on level concrete, you wonít have any problems regardless if the slides are in or out. Make sure you mouse proof the building.
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Agree with all said above. We have an rv garage as well and when inside I leave the ceiling vents and the windows open. Airs it out real nice. Also line the centerline under the coach with cardboard. Makes it real easy to detect leaks and seeps without marking your concrete. Congrats on the building.
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I never thought about shutting off the inverter (from VT). Good tip!
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I have my floor finished with a flaked epoxy. I do park on matts, because a lot of times I put the coach away with the tires warm. I leave the electric side of the aqua hot on during the winter. I had my alarm guy hook me up with a temperature and power setup. If the temp drops it alerts us as it does with a power outage. I sometimes leave the slides out but usually immediately before or after a trip. I don't want to be fooling around if I need to get the coach out in a hurry. I do not heat the building unless I am working in it, or setting up for a trip. Like some of the others I put bed pads under after services. Congratulations and enjoy it.
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I must be the odd one out. I do as everyone else except I store with the jacks down. Travel Supreme told me years ago if I could store with the jacks down to do so. I have been storing with the jacks down most of the time ever since. Their reason was taking the weight off of the suspension and dumping the air.
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I store with the levelers down to keep the weight off the tires. Doing this tends to prevent flat spots.

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And I store with levelers up to protect the hydraulic rams from corrosion.
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