I've heard now that I shouldn't sit by and never take our RV out as we are full-timers. What is the minimum we should take the RV out of the park and drive it around? Should it be once a month of once every 2 months?
What is the reason? My camper is parked for 5 months during the winter in one spot. Most full timers just cover there tires to protect them from the weather mainly sun light and general maintenance on the exterior. Some campgrounds have rental units and they never move except to replace them for newer models. If you do have a motor home, it should be started once in a while to keep the engine lubricated and to help keep the seals from leaking.
With a gas powered RV I'd suggest starting it every couple of weeks and driving it every couple of months anyway. Also I'd use stabil in the fuel if you're not using much and it's sitting in the tank. Make sure once you put the stabil in that you run it long enough to distribute it through the lines.
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I start my motorhome at least once every 2 to 3 weeks to keep the battery charged as well as lubrication throughout the engine. I have it parked on pressure treated wood and the tires are covered. At least once each winter when the weather is pretty good I'll take it out for a ride. I also start my generator at least once a month to keep it lubricated as per the instructions and let it run for about 30 minutes with a bit of a load on it.
We use plain old 87 octane here at sea level as the manual suggests. No need to use premium grades if the manual doesn't call for it. When you travel to higher elevations you might see 4 grades starting at 85 octane. The higher the altitude the less octane it takes for your engine to work correctly. When we travel to Utah we will run the 85 and it works great, it's also cheaper than the 87 of course.