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Old 06-22-2016, 01:13 PM   #1
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When parking in storage do I need to chock the wheels? Leave the parking brake on?

I know to discuss connect the MH battery. Should I disconnect the vehicle battery too?

What else should I do?

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When parking in storage do I need to chock the wheels? Leave the parking brake on?
I know to discuss connect the MH battery. Should I disconnect the vehicle battery too?
What else should I do?
When my coach is parked in storage the wheels have never been chocked... and the batteries, (both house and chassis), have never been disconnected.
However you can find everything you need to do, (and more), about MH storage by Googling "preparing a motorhome for storage".
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If the coach is level the parking break should be sufficient.

Parasitic loads gain drain your batteries if left connected for extended periods of time. I don't know your coach but mine has battery disconnect switches (not the typical salesman switch). A lot MH have some amount of parasitic load. Unless you have verified that your MH does not have any parasitic loads I would flip the disconnects to the off position. Nothing worse than a dead battery.

I store mine at home so it's always plugged in, keeps the batteries charged. If your storage area has 110 that would be sufficient to keep the batteries topped off.
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