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Old 08-11-2016, 09:47 AM   #21
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Slides in, tanks drained, lines drained, WH drained, power disconnected, battery off , roof vents opened, shades down. Doesn't take but 5minutes to do it or reverse process
I would do as Jeff has said,,, but I would keep it plugged in if possible,,, so as to keep Batteries @ full charge !!! I would & have made covers for ALL windows,,, made covers from cardboard & covered with Reflectix,,, covers fit behind the shades,,, that way they protect the shads as well as keeping the Sun out !!!
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:49 AM   #22
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I have a motor home rather than a TT...

However it is stored right beside my house. Typically slides in, water in the tank. We plug it up 2-3 days before we are getting ready to go on a trip, so the fridge and the A/C can do their thing.

I don't like leaving it plugged up 24/7 due to the possibility of lightning strikes from the summer thunderstorms. We live in a relatively high risk strike area. I have had to replace several things at home in the past due to lightning strikes, don't want to risk having to replace my RV.

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Could you use a serge protector ???
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:17 PM   #23
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I use my TT 3-4 times per month June - August and about 1-2 before and after. I drain and clear water each time. Slides out for extended times is asking for trouble IMO. I pull mine in, It get extremely windy in my area and I've seen neighbors TT get damaged.
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Could you use a serge protector ???
They don't work for direct or near strikes. Last severe storm that rolled through a couple of weeks ago I had 65 strikes within a 1/4 mile of the house and 7 within 200' We have actually taken to powering down our whole house to protect stuff. The power company installed a set of shunts that are supposed to kick out if the lightning strikes their equipment, problem is it takes them an hour or more to get out and reset them if the storm is bad enough and wide spread. Our next game plan is a standby generator system that we can kick on and disconnect ourselves from the grid when the storms come rolling through. Have to do some additional research on the disconnects to make sure they can work clear of lightning strikes. Lightning is some pretty amazing stuff, pretty destructive too if it gets a hold of you or your electrical system.

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They don't work for direct or near strikes. Last severe storm that rolled through a couple of weeks ago I had 65 strikes within a 1/4 mile of the house and 7 within 200' We have actually taken to powering down our whole house to protect stuff. The power company installed a set of shunts that are supposed to kick out if the lightning strikes their equipment, problem is it takes them an hour or more to get out and reset them if the storm is bad enough and wide spread. Our next game plan is a standby generator system that we can kick on and disconnect ourselves from the grid when the storms come rolling through. Have to do some additional research on the disconnects to make sure they can work clear of lightning strikes. Lightning is some pretty amazing stuff, pretty destructive too if it gets a hold of you or your electrical system.

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Sounds like you live in one Very Hot Spot !!!
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