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Old 05-30-2013, 09:56 AM   #11
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no caulking on my unit anyway... just a thick reusable "foam-like" gasket
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:09 AM   #12
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no caulking on my unit anyway... just a thick reusable "foam-like" gasket
If that's the case, there is my answer. I'll take a look this evening. Will it be fairly obvious on how to remove it (bolts, electrical connections, etc.)? And are the electrical connections just plugs? Anything hardwired?
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:21 AM   #13
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yeah its fairly obvious for anyone with basic handy skills... most of the connections are "automotive type" plug connections but the 110V AC was connected with just a wire nut

It goes without saying... disconnect electrical before doing this! ;-)
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:54 AM   #14
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So, during our shopping/buying phase I continually reassured my DW that our PUP would easily fit into our garage, thus not having to pay to store it at another location (HOA... ) Well, turns out that would have been true except I never took the AC unit into account for the height . Now I'm looking at a total height of 83.5" and a garage opening of 82". I'm considering doing everything possible to get the PUP into the garage, but will likely wait until my dad is in town in a few weeks to help out - I would need to pull the manual release on the garage door and push it back an extra 8" or so and then chain it in place somehow, likely remove the bottom support bracket running the length of the garage door, and then lower the tire pressure to see if I can get clearance...

In the meantime though, I'll be putting the PUP into storage and have a few questions that I know have probably been answered on here repeatedly, but my forum search returned 477 results

1. I'll be on gravel, should I place boards under the tires?

Depends on how good the drainage is.

2. Do you remove your LP tanks or battery - are these prone to "walk" away?

I've never had that problem after 8 years. I guess it depends on the site security.

3. What's better for the tongue jack - leave the caster wheel on or take it off?

Opinion: Take the wheel off.

4. Should stabilizers go down? Should I put boards under them as well?

No, if you have a flat the full weight will go on the stabilizer.

5. What is the preferred hitch lock?

I have a hitch lock but half the time I forget to put it on, it is probably a good idea.

6. Anything else I may be forgetting?

Take the ground off the battery, consider adding a maintenance solar cell.

As always, thanks for any help - my DW keeps telling me how amazed she is at how quick and helpful everyone on these forums is!
My ideas, I willing to be disagreed with.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:39 AM   #15
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The other factor is that there is a 1.5-2" "step" up from my driveway to the garage.

Removing air from the tires will make it harder to get up that lip.


This is similar to a lock I bought for our camper: DeadBolt BLOCKHEAD Coupler Lock for 1-7/8" and 2" Couplers DeadBolt Locks TCL1


We remove our battery and lock it inside the camper when stored.


Not sure where you are located. Our camper sits on grass with sandy soil (typical of FL). We don't place anything under our tires. We don't put the stabilizer jacks down.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:24 PM   #16
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Removing air from the tires will make it harder to get up that lip.


This is similar to a lock I bought for our camper: DeadBolt BLOCKHEAD Coupler Lock for 1-7/8" and 2" Couplers DeadBolt Locks TCL1


We remove our battery and lock it inside the camper when stored.


Not sure where you are located. Our camper sits on grass with sandy soil (typical of FL). We don't place anything under our tires. We don't put the stabilizer jacks down.
That's the exact lock I picked up a few minutes ago at Camping World. Accidentally snagged the larger one last night. I went by a storage location nearby that I'll probably use if the garage doesn't work out and it will be sitting on new gravel. We're in Myrtle Beach, so under the gravel will be pretty sandy.
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The two things that seem to disappear from storage lots the most are propane tanks and batteries. When I stored mine, I removed the battery and used a cable lock to secure the propane tanks to the trailer frame. The cable lock fit under the propane tank cover and would stay on unless I had to refill the tanks.
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I think hubby put a cable lock on our propane tanks. Certainly, someone can cut it, but that would take effort. Thieves tend to be lazy.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #19
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Thanks Brad and Darlene. I actually picked up a cable lock as well earlier, but couldn't decided between that and taking them off.
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For some reason in the back of my mind when we owned a pop we were cautioned not to use a cover. Something about they are built different than campers and needed to be able to breath. Any thoughts?
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