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Old 12-29-2015, 04:30 PM   #11
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The question is how much of a pain is it to drive around and return? I guess you cant park at home?
No, I can't park at home, I park at the dealership where I bought it. It is somewhat of a hassle to go there and get it out but it is what I have to do.

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Old 12-29-2015, 04:57 PM   #12
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As long as you run it long enough to get everything at operating temp. Not a problem. This way, any moisture is removed from everything.
What he said !

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Old 12-29-2015, 05:30 PM   #13
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Even sitting in FL for the winter I start my engine and generator each month. Run engine about 20 mins and gen for about 40 mins. Also add fuel stabilizer when I arrive in Nov.


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Old 12-29-2015, 06:46 PM   #14
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According to the Ford Manual it is recommended to start the engine and run it to normal temperature every 15 days. I use fuel stabilizer of course, but I do believe if it is fairly warm every month would be sufficient. I do not drive it because it is covered with an elements cover we purchased from camping world plus over the cover is a foot of snow at this time..

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Old 12-30-2015, 10:29 AM   #15
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run rv in winter

Since I live near the ocean, I take my unit out every other weekend. My service tech asked if i go to church, i said yes he said take to church every other week to run the engine and once a month run the gen took the long way home. my church has a huge parking lot so space is not a problem. The salt in the air will affect the brakes and the engine. Three years and no problems so far. take it to the lake where the kids skate great place to warm up and have hot chocolate too if you think, you will find a great many uses in the winter without breaking the winterizing you did
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:08 PM   #16
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If you start the chassis engine and/or generator periodically, run it/them long enough to get the oil hot for enough time to boil off moisture. I've seen 30 minutes recommended. Just getting the coolant warm isn't enough.

In my opinion, it's better to leave it alone than to run it for 10 or the 15 minutes.
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:34 PM   #17
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Conventional wisdom is to not drive the RV unless you can do so for more than an hour. Genset should be exercised monthly.
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:51 PM   #18
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Well then ya meet us in tampa for the show. That will warm the drive line up. We will be park'en at the spanish main.
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:57 PM   #19
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Do you run your RV periodically during the winter?

I run the gen with the heat pump on monthly
The tank is treated with sea foam and I was told that the sea foam treated fuel will prevent the gen carb from varnish build up
I try to drive the unit for 20 miles at least every month if the weather is nice and we don't have a ton of rain cause where she sits can get to be a muddy mess after a lot of rain
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:56 PM   #20
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I was talking to a person at an RV park this weekend. He recommended I run my RV on the road for the tires. Is that true? Is it bad for the tires to sit in park for the winter?

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