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Old 03-27-2017, 12:53 PM   #1
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Summer Storage ??

any recommendations on storage of our Berkshire during the
spring at home.
We will be leaving our Winter camp site in the next few days and
thought I would ask for some advise on Spring storage maybe up to
30 to 45 days.

Never stored a diesel before was wondering about air bags, refrig. etc. etc. there anything different that MUST take place

thanks in advance...
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:15 PM   #2
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That's not a very long storage. Clean out all the food turn all the batteries and inverter off and lock the door.
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:17 PM   #3
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Keep the batteries on a trickle charger.

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Old 03-27-2017, 03:29 PM   #4
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^^^^^ Do not leave ANY food on there. Even if it's sealed in plastic. The critters WILL get into the packaging. Ask me how I know. (And it was less than a week)

In addition to that here's what I do:

Keep the fridge freezer door cracked open. They can get smelly if closed up and not running.

Diesel will be fine for two months. Any longer than that I like to add a stabilizer. Healthy batteries OFF should, key word: should, not lose any charge unless there is a leak. If you want to be 1000% sure you can disconnect the negative connection. A trickle charger is easier and can be had for $20-ish but requires power.

Some will advocate supporting the chassis off the suspension stops to keep the bags from sitting in the fully deflated (crunched) position. There is validity to that. There's different ways to to do that I'm sure the experts will chime in. I use the levelers.

Propane valve off and another thing I would advise is to have either screens or tape on any opening leading into a propane powered applicance. (Furnace, water heater, fridge if so powered). Certain insects like the propane smell and go in there and build messy nests that booger up your burner/pilot flame/thermo couple etc.....
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:00 PM   #5
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not a very long storage time, but if you pour some peppermint oil onto some cotton balls then toss them around the lower compartments you won't have to worry about any mice getting in to "camp" while you are away!!
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