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Old 10-15-2015, 03:38 PM   #1
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What Can I Leave Inside?

We are winterizing this evening due to a cold snap headed our way! I was wondering if anyone had advice as to what I can leave inside our TT?
I know I need to take out the obvious -- liquids, boxed foods, etc, but I was wondering about some other things like the linens for example. I was thinking of washing and folding the comforter, etc, and then storing it in a cabinet up high (away from potential mice!) but I also have couch pillows. I know to bring in the batteries (I will probably just bring in the remotes) but what about things like extra paper products?
Any input would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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We get vacuum packing bags for the linens. We don't take out matresses or table cushions. We pretty much take out everything else.
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Unless it can be damaged or leak from freezing, we pretty much leave it in. Linens, jackets, pillows, rolls of paper towel, toilet paper, hiking and bike route guides, maps, what ever, all stays in.

Food comes out, all batteries get removed from devices because they can leak and ruin the device (even if you take them in the house), any bottled water or other liquids that could freeze and explode. The trailer battery gets stored on a shelf in the basement.

As far as mice, it depends. Generally if there is no food for them they will stay out. However if there are bushes, trees, or weeds around your trailer they may find your trailer to be a nice home. We don't have any of that around our trailer and it's stored on a gravel pad next to our garage. 23 years of storing various trailers there and no mice, ever. They love our shed and lawn/snow equipment though because the shed is a few feet from the tall grass along a creek behind our back yard.
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Unless it can be damaged or leak from freezing, we pretty much leave it in. Linens, jackets, pillows, rolls of paper towel, toilet paper, hiking and bike route guides, maps, what ever, all stays in.

Food comes out, all batteries get removed from devices because they can leak and ruin the device (even if you take them in the house), any bottled water or other liquids that could freeze and explode. The trailer battery gets stored on a shelf in the basement.

As far as mice, it depends. Generally if there is no food for them they will stay out. However if there are bushes, trees, or weeds around your trailer they may find your trailer to be a nice home. We don't have any of that around our trailer and it's stored on a gravel pad next to our garage. 23 years of storing various trailers there and no mice, ever. They love our shed and lawn/snow equipment though because the shed is a few feet from the tall grass along a creek behind our back yard.
We store ours in our driveway, which is at the top of a hill with no woods or high grass nearby. I was trying to decide if I should bring the toaster in as you can never fully get the crumbs out!
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