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Old 06-16-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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How to store your trailer?

Hey, I was just wondering how everyone stores their trailer when not in use. Do you leave it plugged in and the AC running to cool it down? Turn your battery disconnect and just leave it for the next time? We are in a very hot and dry spell here in Kansas and I was wondering if it would hurt the grey wolf (Lucille) if we just left it park in the heat and hot box it as they say?

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Old 06-16-2016, 08:58 PM   #2
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We leave ours ready to go for next adventure. We don't plug it in or disconnect battery.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:10 PM   #3
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How to store your trailer?

I too worried about the extreme heat and cold. I never left any a/c on while in storage. I did leave an electric heater on like 65 in a cold portion one year...shop electric went up $50+ and I said..oops. It was cold after that.

I did leave it plugged up all the time.


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Old 06-17-2016, 08:39 AM   #4
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I'll leave mine unplugged and the battery disconnected unless I'm about to go on a trip. Then I'll go turn everything on and get the fridges cooled down and battery topped off. We have covered parking so it does help with the heat a bit.... A bit...
Also leave the vents open
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:45 AM   #5
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Unplugged and battery disconnect. Storage lot at HOA and we go over and start the fridge on propane the night before we leave. No cover ever. The wind would either tear it to shreds or put wear marks on it.
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between trips I leave it plugged in (NO AC), during the winter and we're done with it, I unplug it and let it be and stare at it out the window wishing I could go camping. lol
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My trailer is stored in a storage lot about 15 miles away. The trailer tires are driven up on 2X8" boards and just the front legs extended. The tires are than covered and the power is off at the battery disconnect switch. No food in the trailer and the refrigerator doors are left open with the window shades pulled down and slides in.


I have been storing all of my trailers this way since we got back into camping sometime ago. I have never had any issues with my trailers stored this way. How do the RV dealers store the trailers for sale on their lots in the summertime?
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between trips I leave it plugged in (NO AC), during the winter and we're done with it, I unplug it and let it be and stare at it out the window wishing I could go camping. lol
Unless there's snow and ice on the ground, using my camper this winter is not out of the question. Depending on where I'm going and for how long I will either temporarily de-winterize it at my destination or use the campground bathroom.
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I store our trailer beside my house on a gravel pad I made several years ago. I keep it plugged in and the a/c on most of the year at about 86. Humidity is a big issue here.
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I store our trailer beside my house on a gravel pad I made several years ago. I keep it plugged in and the a/c on most of the year at about 86. Humidity is a big issue here.
I keep a large bucket of DampRid sitting on my dining table between trips. I also put small ones in the fridge, freezer and bathroom.
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