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Old 10-20-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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Underground winter storage, batteries, generator

Can anyone who stores their motorhome underground for the winter please let me know what you do since you can not run the generator on a regular basis and your battery is not hooked up to a trickle charger?

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Old 10-20-2016, 02:49 PM   #2
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Do you have a battery disconnect switch?
I don't store mine underground but my batteries are still nearly fully charged after 4 months of storage by using the disconnect switch.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Yes, we have a disconnect. Do you have a generator? What do you do about that?
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:24 PM   #4
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I don't own a motorhome, so no built in generator.
But I would assume that you'd treat like any generator by adding Stabil.
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what do you mean underground? Like in the basement of your house, dampness may be a problem
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Old 10-22-2016, 02:48 PM   #6
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Maybe like Cleveland,Ohio, Salt Mine Storage? Youroo!!
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:52 PM   #7
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We store our Sunseeker under ground in an old limestone mine. All I do before storing the MH is plug it in for a day or two before going to the mine. I measured the voltage and both house batteries were at 13.5 volts. Also check engine battery to make sure it is charged as well. Lastly I make sure all tires have proper air pressure.
When I park it in the mine I disconnect the engine battery and turn off house batteries with the switch. Have stored it for the past 4 years and when I pick it up in April everything is good. Mine temperature is 55 degrees year round.
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what do you mean underground? Like in the basement of your house, dampness may be a problem
I was making reference to an underground limestone mine that is now used for storage. I am concerned about the dampness underground. We are trying to figure out if it would be better to store underground or cover the roof and keep it parked in our driveway.
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Hello
We store our Sunseeker under ground in an old limestone mine. All I do before storing the MH is plug it in for a day or two before going to the mine. I measured the voltage and both house batteries were at 13.5 volts. Also check engine battery to make sure it is charged as well. Lastly I make sure all tires have proper air pressure.
When I park it in the mine I disconnect the engine battery and turn off house batteries with the switch. Have stored it for the past 4 years and when I pick it up in April everything is good. Mine temperature is 55 degrees year round.
Thanks for your reply. I see you are in Butler, PA. Do you store at Toys Underground? That is where we were looking. We are in Saxonburg.
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Yes that is where we go. Have been there since Toys bought it from US underground in 2012. Very nice people. If you store it don't forget to use damp rid. We use 3 tubs 1 in the bedroom 1 on the kitchen counter and the third one in front of the sofa.
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