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Old 03-16-2016, 02:07 PM   #1
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Storing RV in FL summer

We are storing the RV in FL, using a custom cover, but would like to know any hot weather tips, to prepare it.

Ever heard of putting water in the toilet bowl and covering with saran wrap? Would this save the seal over summer time?


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Old 03-16-2016, 02:23 PM   #2
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I would make sure to clean it completely leaving not a morsel of anything with a scent ie, cleaning products, deodorants and other hygiene items, food.

Also remove any paper or cardboard items as these can attract roaches and other bugs.

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Old 03-16-2016, 02:28 PM   #3
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A dehumidifer is a must for a Florida summer.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:50 PM   #4
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Bug bomb, big bucket of Damp-Rid, remove all food, drain you fresh water tank and heater. If you had power leave vents open (max-air or similar) and put a small fan on a timer inside. I've done this on covered boats and campers and it really helps to keep the heat down inside. I just leave water in the toilet bowl.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:55 PM   #5
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Obvious, I know, but try to find a shady spot. I don't worry about bugs or small animals because they will die from the heat.

Cover the fridge vent on the exterior with saran wrap, etc.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:33 PM   #6
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If you are storing where there is electricity I would leave the ACs on set to 84 F.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:27 PM   #7
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We keep the unit plugged in to a regular 15amp plug so I can run the Max Air fans. I have them set to come on at 82 and go off when cooler. I also keep the ceiling fan on to keep air circulating. I have 3 large Damp Rids in the unit and check them weekly and a drain any fluid. All food out, a febreeze deodorizer on the kitchen counter as well. I also have my bug guy keep it sprayed inside and out.
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:27 AM   #8
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Heat and humidity you have to love them!! If your vent stacks are under the cover the moisture in the tanks will not only stink to high heaven in the heat but will raise the humidity to even higher levels. I don't know how to use damp rid but our friends had a huge mess with the bucket overflowing while in storage causing a lot of floor damage. Make sure you understand how to use it and talk to others who have.
We are trying a dehumidifier with outside drain like another couple we know uses. I think that is the best if you have electricity in storage.
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:56 AM   #9
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WRT the toilet. I would forego the saran wrap. It would cause a lot of mold underneath it. I would wipe the toilet seal down with a light coating of dielectric grease or vegetable oil and leave the bowl empty.
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:23 AM   #10
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Thetford makes a blue colored seal protector and lube. Pour a little in the toilet when you store it. It'll keep the seal from drying out and leaking.

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