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Old 08-09-2016, 09:58 PM   #1
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When not in use

For those who use their tt 1 time a month or less, when not in use do you drain the water, keep slides in or out or run your a/c ?
I'm not talking about winterizing.

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Old 08-09-2016, 10:04 PM   #2
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When not in use

I button it up, with slide in and the tanks drained. I don't have electric at my storage location, so no A/C. I wouldn't use it even if I did.

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Old 08-10-2016, 12:58 AM   #3
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:32 AM   #4
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No reason in that short of time to drain the fresh water imho
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:35 AM   #5
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Not good advice on the water. Water has a shelf life to it. In one month some pretty nasty things can grow that will make you very sick!! Drain and replace!!

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Old 08-10-2016, 04:09 AM   #6
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Regarding the water, my tank is always about 1/3 full (10 - 12 gals) at least from May thru Sept. (my camping season). I use the motorhome about once / month. I put in a little "maintenance chlorine", a tablespoon once / month. Note - I never drink from tank. I've been doing this for about 15 years with no problems or issues.
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:47 AM   #7
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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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Old 08-10-2016, 06:05 AM   #8
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I store mine with the slide in, no shore power connected and battery disconnected via shut off switch. I drain my WH, empty the water filter housing and drain from the low point drains if I won't be using it for more than 2 weeks. Takes less than 5 minutes to drain everything.
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:24 AM   #9
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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
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:33 AM   #10
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I keep about 5 gallons of water in each tank with some bleach. I keep it open actually, slides out, and a window or 2 for some fresh air in there. The wife puts fabric sheets in there as well. I keep it plugged in as well, due to sometimes the kids "camp out" in it.

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