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Old 01-13-2016, 10:50 AM   #1
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Storage in Hot Climate

I know it's a bit early but I want to know how to store my mom's unit (trailer w/no generator), which will be in storage for 7 months (April/October) in southern Florida. It doesn't have a cover, and will be stored outside. No power on site. Questions are: Tires off the ground? Fill water tank with treated water, or drain? Vent or close up? Disconnect batteries? Anything else? Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:07 PM   #2
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When not in use during our hot dry summers in Arizona, my trailer and the tires are covered for protection from the sun. I don't do anything to the water but then we don't have the same humidity issues as Florida. It's a good idea to get the tires off the ground.
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:48 PM   #3
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Cover the tires, off the ground would not hurt, I would not leave any water in the unit. Blow the lines and leave all the cabinet doors open. If you can leave any form of ventilation I would. Disconnect the battery. I don't like full RV covers in the deep South the humidity gets into them an creates more issues that it solves. If you have the ability to give it a good, thorough washing and waxing with a UV protector wax prior to storing that would be a good thing.

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Thanks again Aaron. As always, I appreciate your insight. Have a good morning.
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Thanks Aaron. As always, appreciate your insight. Have a good morning.
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