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Old 10-22-2015, 11:24 AM   #1
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What do you take out of TT during winter storage.

This is our first winter with storing our first TT. It will be stored outside at my daughter's house and I'm not sure what to leave in it. I don't know how the mice situation will be so I'm thinking anything that is paper, plastic or food should be taken out. What about bedding, towels, toiletries, batteries in remotes, toilet chemicals, etc? If things are inside cabinets, can the mice still get to it? We had a pop-up for 6 years and kept it outside in our driveway and never once had signs of any mice. I left everything inside all year round, except food products and toiletries. With the TT, I'm not sure what to leave or what to bring inside.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:43 AM   #2
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We leave everything in ours, but then we don't really ever quit camping here. We do make sure all food stuff is in plastic or metal containers, and we've never had a mice problem.

Assuming it gets pretty cold where it'll be located, I'd take anything that freezing will harm out, but I probably wouldn't worry about toiletries, linens, etc.

You could always set a few bait traps around under and inside the unit if there's a likelihood of mice.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:49 AM   #3
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We leave almost everything but put it in plastic totes.
Clothes bedding etc etc
Food and liquids get removed.
Dishes and such stay.

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We leave almost everything but put it in plastic totes.
Clothes bedding etc etc
Food and liquids get removed.
Dishes and such stay.

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Is it ok to leave things in the camper with batteries, like remote controls, clocks etc? We are in northern Indiana so the winters are very cold.
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Remotes , tv's and clocks etc etc stay in the camper

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Old 10-22-2015, 01:49 PM   #6
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We winterize, clean out the frig, take out most food that is not canned and back it in the shed.......
Usually around Thanksgiving.
Then around March we start using it again.
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Yep, we leave most everything in the camper and it also becomes out "holding area" for Santa.

When we have made our last trip, usually around Thanksgiving, I bring in sheets, towels, blankets, quilts, all the linens, wash, dry and place in the vacuum bags. Then, they are placed in the master bedroom closet. The vacuum sometimes comes undone, but that's ok.

We have clothes that stay in the camper year after year. They are out "camping clothes"....t-shirts that have seen better days, shorts that have paint spots, hoodies and jackets that are not really pretty anymore.

All the dishes, pots and pans, etc. stay where they were. The canned food, boxed food, etc. is broght in to be used in the house. The staples (flour, sugar, corn meal, etc.) is always in their original bags, then in plastic sealed rubbermaid containers...they stay unless I run out inside the house.

It gets cold here, usually about 0, last year it was -30 without including windchill, but things were fine in the RV in the spring.
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Is it ok to leave things in the camper with batteries, like remote controls, clocks etc? We are in northern Indiana so the winters are very cold.
Cold doesn't hurt batteries (people used to store them in their fridges - slows down the chemical reaction). But I remove them from all devices just in case one decides it wants to leak.
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Cold doesn't hurt batteries (people used to store them in their fridges - slows down the chemical reaction). But I remove them from all devices just in case one decides it wants to leak.
I replace the batteries every year.
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We live in Ohio. Everything stays inside except food, toiletries, cleaning supplies and anything liquid which can freeze.
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