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Old 03-11-2020, 12:41 PM   #1
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Summerize TT for Storage

Hi. I plan on Summerizing our TT Puma for the summer. First time we stayed in VA for the winter and leaving TT here till Dec. Want to ensure all storage procedures are done.
- remove all valuables.
- drain all tanks
- all shades down.
- unplug & turn all items off.
- crack refrigerators to air.
- disconnect negative terminal on battery.
- Close top vents???
Did I miss anything? Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2020, 02:49 PM   #2
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Maybe cover the tires to protect them from sun damage. Remove the batteries and store them in your garage. Also be sure to flush all of the water lines and fill them with antiboil.
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Anti boil is the same as the pink antifreeze? Thanks for the reply.
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Old 03-11-2020, 03:34 PM   #4
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Anti boil is the same as the pink antifreeze? Thanks for the reply.
I think the anti-boil thing was joke.

Honestly, if you are leaving the trailer until December, you may want to add some antifreeze. Or at the very least make sure your lines are completely blown out.

Not sure how cold it gets there in Oct/Nov/Dec.
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leave vents open at least 1/2 way but only if the vent lids are covered with something like this... below

I would also remove the propane tanks... replacement costs if they get stolen are not cheap, and they do get stolen.

Double lock the ball mount hitch.

I personally would also leave the door unlocked. Somebody CAN get in the trailer if it is locked and cause a lot of damage. If it is unlocked then damage is averted... I used that same advice for 15 years when I drove a convertible. Hopefully you can get someone in the park to occasionally check to make sure nobody is Squatting in the trailer.
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Hi. I plan on Summerizing our TT Puma for the summer. First time we stayed in VA for the winter and leaving TT here till Dec. Want to ensure all storage procedures are done.
- remove all valuables.
- drain all tanks
- all shades down.
- unplug & turn all items off.
- crack refrigerators to air.
- disconnect negative terminal on battery.
- Close top vents???
Did I miss anything? Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Summer time moisture / humid air cn cause major issues . don't want to get bakc to a place that smells all moldy so plenty of damp-rid set around will help
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- drain all tanks
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
I'd open the low point drains and open the faucets to get rid of all the water, then close the drains so that bugs don't get in.

I'd also put a bucket of DampRid in the tt to get rid of any moisture.

Shades down or up doesn't matter much.

What kind of facility are you storing it at? A storage yard, a campsite, enclosed garage?
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Campsite off to one side. Thank-you for your assistance.
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Campsite off to one side.
You've probably got a bit more security than a storage yard open to all types of vehicles. Still, I'd secure (lock down) the battery and the propane tanks if they are accessible from the outside.

Then follow the advice above (except for the antiboil, of course. )
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Thank-you Snow Bird. Should I remove the Red key on top of the battery?
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I don't have your rig so I have no idea what that red key does.
However, you said that you're going to remove the negative cable from the battery and that should shut everything off and help preserve the battery charge.
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I took a pic of the Red plastic key type object that is on top of the battery, but do not know how to post the picture. I went to the how to page and still could not figure out how to post the pic. Figure I’ll get flak for that too!
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Drain all tanks should include taking the anode out of the water heater, if it has one.
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Hi. I plan on Summerizing our TT Puma for the summer. First time we stayed in VA for the winter and leaving TT here till Dec. Want to ensure all storage procedures are done.
- remove all valuables.
- drain all tanks
- all shades down.
- unplug & turn all items off.
- crack refrigerators to air.
- disconnect negative terminal on battery.
- Close top vents???
Did I miss anything? Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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Thank-you. Good information.
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What is antiboil?
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What is antiboil?
The opposite of antifreeze.... and was a jokingly made comment.
(since the word Summerize was used)
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Okay, thank-you.
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I took a pic of the Red plastic key type object that is on top of the battery, but do not know how to post the picture. I went to the how to page and still could not figure out how to post the pic. Figure I’ll get flak for that too!
I'll assume your red key by the battery is the battery cutoff. Mine is next o the battery. This should cut off all power to the coach but there have been numerous reports that it is not always the case. If you're going to leave your batteries in place, make sure they are 100% charged and then disconnect the negative battery cable. The best way to make sure the batteries are fully charged is to use a hydrometer assuming the batteries are flooded lead acid (FLA) but you could also use a volt meter. Fully charged FLA batteries will be at 12.7 volts at rest meaning they've set for several hours with no load after being removed from the charger.

I apologize for my antiboil comment. Yes, it was in jest as I took your "summerize" comment as a pun. Never heard the word before.
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Old 03-12-2020, 09:39 AM   #20
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This site is so frustrating. When I hit reply and scroll down all I see is Posting options. It is frustrating when you explain something and the first step or instruction is not present or visible. I’m not a IT wiz. But can follow instruction pretty good. It is also frustrating when you need help and can not get your point across for assistance!
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