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67Cutlass

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Wow! I don't do any of that.

I just winterize it, drive it to storage and park it for the winter. I've been doing that for over 10 years and never had a problem with engine, transmission, generator, coach, ties or the chassis. No oil leaks, no water leaks and the generator works just fine come spring.

Come spring just crank it up and dewinterize it. For the remainder of the rving season when not using it, it just gets parked.

Since the mh is plugged in at storage, the only thing I do while it's parked is check the water level of the batteries about every six weeks.

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67Cutlass wrote:

Wow! I don't do any of that.

I just winterize it, drive it to storage and park it for the winter. I've been doing that for over 10 years and never had a problem with engine, transmission, generator, coach, ties or the chassis. No oil leaks, no water leaks and the generator works just fine come spring.

Come spring just crank it up and dewinterize it. For the remainder of the rving season when not using it, it just gets parked.

Since the mh is plugged in at storage, the only thing I do while it's parked is check the water level of the batteries about every six weeks.

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I'm with you with the addition of loosening the fan/serpentine belt (removes the load on all the belt driven components) and I also remove/store the batteries in my basement. I've done this for 7 years on the RV and 20+ years with various sailboats with no problems.

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sailor_lou wrote:

67Cutlass wrote:

Wow! I don't do any of that.

I just winterize it, drive it to storage and park it for the winter. I've been doing that for over 10 years and never had a problem with engine, transmission, generator, coach, ties or the chassis. No oil leaks, no water leaks and the generator works just fine come spring.

Come spring just crank it up and dewinterize it. For the remainder of the rving season when not using it, it just gets parked.

Since the mh is plugged in at storage, the only thing I do while it's parked is check the water level of the batteries about every six weeks.

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I'm with you with the addition of loosening the fan/serpentine belt (removes the load on all the belt driven components) and I also remove/store the batteries in my basement. I've done this for 7 years on the RV and 20+ years with various sailboats with no problems.

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I know the ideal storage for the batteries is inside, but I really don't want to transport eight batteries from our storage to my garage at home. So that's why I leave the mh plugged in at storage. The inverter/charger maintains the house batteries and the Battery Minder takes care of the chassis batteries.

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A lot of make work going on. [emoticon]

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It's best to run all the compressor systems every month to re oil everything.


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PastorCharlie wrote:

A lot of make work going on. [emoticon]

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I do what your doing Larry, plus I check the batteries once a month and I use Stabil (for gas) in the fuel tank!

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A lot of make work going on. [emoticon]


Better to "make work" than to "pay the repair bill"! Just my opinion!

By the way...thanks for all the other replies that provided useful information.

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Posted: 12/13/13 12:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe things are different in warmer climes. Around here, we winterize the rig, plug it in, turn off the propane and check the water in the batteries periodically. Have been doing this for more than three decades and have never had any problems.


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I wonder if any one thinks that a farmer
fools with his three hundred thousand dollar combine
during the off season?

Shut her down, come back ten months later,
and hope the batteries are up!


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