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Old 05-11-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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Need advice

I work in the oilfield, I am home for two weeks and I leave home and go to work for two weeks. I was wondering how I should store my coach during the two weeks I am away from home.

1. Should I keep the levelers down or up?
2. Should I keep slides out or in?
3. Should I put both battery selectors in the "off" or "on" position?
4. Anything else that I may have missed?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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slides in , batteries off.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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I work in the oilfield, I am home for two weeks and I leave home and go to work for two weeks. I was wondering how I should store my coach during the two weeks I am away from home.

1. Should I keep the levelers down or up?
2. Should I keep slides out or in?
3. Should I put both battery selectors in the "off" or "on" position?
4. Anything else that I may have missed?

Thanks in advance.
Will you have shore power? Ventilation very important, if no power arrange for natural ventilation, if powered a small DH if in humid area (LA)? Will save you growths and wood rot in the future.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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Heard it both ways for the levelers, we leave ours down when parked at home, takes some of the weigth off the tires and cover the tires. We have shore power at home, so we just check the batteries water level. Migt want to open the roof vents if you have covers to let some of the CA heat out.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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Heard it both ways for the levelers, we leave ours down when parked at home, takes some of the weigth off the tires and cover the tires. We have shore power at home, so we just check the batteries water level. Migt want to open the roof vents if you have covers to let some of the CA heat out.
If you keep jacks down use light oil on the pistons to prevent rust/pitting IAW Lippert guide. I think he is southern Louisiana ( hot and humid summers.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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I work in the oilfield, I am home for two weeks and I leave home and go to work for two weeks. I was wondering how I should store my coach during the two weeks I am away from home.

1. Should I keep the levelers down or up?
2. Should I keep slides out or in?
3. Should I put both battery selectors in the "off" or "on" position?
4. Anything else that I may have missed?

Thanks in advance.
From your Pic. I cant tell if you have Vent covers? I f not put them on and leave your vents open also. Youroo!
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:41 PM   #7
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imo: jacks up, slides in, batteries off, vents opened with vent covers. i also have a solar trickle battery charger (5watt unit off amazon) on the chassis battery.

i store my rig 3 weeks and take it out for about 3-7 days then back to storage. i also bring a portable battery jumper and cables in case the chassis batteries are dead.

i do plan on have a massive solar array on my roof. this will maintain the batteries and i can run the vent fans on automatic if need be...
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I leave my slides in and my levelers up. I have shore power so I keep the batteries on and they stay charged and ready to go. I also made some blocks (2x6's stacked 6 high for the front and 7 high for the rear) and put them under the jacks. This way the jacks are up and protected and when the air bags deflate, the jacks settle on the blocks and this takes the weight off the air bags and suspension.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:47 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the tips and advice. I do have shore power so I should be able to do everything that was suggested.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #10
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Cajun,

As part of Camp Freightliner they gave us a little bit different advice on the jacks issue. We made up blocks that we place under the jacks so that they just clear the jacks to be inserted. Then we power the levelers to deflate the airbags. This settles the rig down onto the jacks so that the weight is mostly on the jacks but also somewhat on the tires. We also put wood and plastic under the tires to avoid tire degradation. This seems to work well for us for our winter storage, but I do the same for short term storage.

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