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Old 10-23-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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Storing during summer for 6 months

Travelling overseas for 6 months so my 3 month old Windjammer 3008w will stay parked up empty.

What needs to be done?

Do I empty all the water in all the tanks? Hot water heater?

I know the obvious like empty the fridge freezor and leave doors open.

But not to sure on tanks? Would I leave the dump valves open to make sure they are dry? Fresh water is chlorinated, but Im think that would go stale and maybe grow stuff.

What about tyres, would I jack up camper on blocks to take the weight off the tyres.

I have been told to leave the 2500w inverter on so it can create a draw to use a little portion of the batteries overnight and trickle cycle the Lithium batteries off the solar.

There is an issue, I am contemplating offering it to family to holiday (onsite), which would only be for a week or two at most.

That offer would depend on the advice the forum gives.

Thank you for your help.

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Old 10-23-2015, 06:17 PM   #2
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These are MY opinions.

I wouldn't worry about the tanks. Close waste tanks and you can sanitize the fresh tank.

I would disconnect the battery and put a $10 trickle charger on it.

I would unplug the unit.

Blocking the trailer is your choice. Most will tell you about possible frame damage/warpage.

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Old 10-23-2015, 06:38 PM   #3
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I would do just about everything you would if you were storing for winter. Drain all lines and tanks, don't leave dump valves open, take battery home and put on battery tender. If your worried about the tires put boards under them. Set mouse traps, make sure you have all forms of food out. Make sure propane is off. If you have someone checking on your house yo might want them to ck it too.
Think about things before you do them make life easier not harder.
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