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Old 06-19-2015, 09:54 PM   #1
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TT Storing Basics

We are about to take possession of our first TT here in a couple of weeks. I would like to know the in's and out's of storing a trailer.

Ours will be off site at a storage facility.

Please share with me your routine when you go to drop off your trailer after a camping trip. What do you do with propane, batteries, tanks, tires, a/c, etc.

When you visit your trailer do you move it a couple of feet for the tires? Should you place something under the tires while storing when the TT will be in the hot sun on asphalt?

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:12 PM   #2
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We are about to take possession of our first TT here in a couple of weeks. I would like to know the in's and out's of storing a trailer.

Ours will be off site at a storage facility.

Please share with me your routine when you go to drop off your trailer after a camping trip. What do you do with propane, batteries, tanks, tires, a/c, etc.

When you visit your trailer do you move it a couple of feet for the tires? Should you place something under the tires while storing when the TT will be in the hot sun on asphalt?

Thanks!
I make sure it's clean of food so no rodents want to get in. Close all blinds/shades. Open roof vent. Lift up mattress and cushions. Open fridge/freezer to the locked open position. Make sure toilet bowl and drains have water in them(it will evaporate and dry out seals). Set up my 'dri-zorb' to control excess humidity bOutside, turn off propane, drain water out of low point drains and Hot water tank. Remove batteries(I charge them at home).check tire pressures, Cover tires so sun doesn't break them down faster than normal. Lock it all up. I check on mine at least 1 time a month when in storage.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:38 PM   #3
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I make sure it's clean of food so no rodents want to get in. Close all blinds/shades. Open roof vent. Lift up mattress and cushions. Open fridge/freezer to the locked open position. Make sure toilet bowl and drains have water in them(it will evaporate and dry out seals). Set up my 'dri-zorb' to control excess humidity bOutside, turn off propane, drain water out of low point drains and Hot water tank. Remove batteries(I charge them at home).check tire pressures, Cover tires so sun doesn't break them down faster than normal. Lock it all up. I check on mine at least 1 time a month when in storage.
We do exactly the same.

I'll add I store it nose high for the rare chance it rains that the water runs off the back.

I only bother draining the HW tank when its going to be stored for a long period, a couple months or more.
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Slightly open roof vent just far enough so rain doesn't come in.
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I park on 2x6 planks to keep the tires off the dirt.
Hitch lock in place.
Electrical connector off the ground.
Make sure all compartments are locked.
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If leaving the battery, pull the fuse by the battery to avoid trickling your charge away.
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Are you talking about storing for a long period or just a few days/weeks? Between trips I clean, empty food and shut off propane. Over winter the to do list is quite long and in line with Skaling's comment.
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Are you talking about storing for a long period or just a few days/weeks? Between trips I clean, empty food and shut off propane. Over winter the to do list is quite long and in line with Skaling's comment.
Just between trips but could be a couple of months. In SoCal so we don't have to worry about winter. The storage facility reccomends closing roof vent because of the wind I am guessing.
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I park on 2x6 planks to keep the tires off the dirt.
Hitch lock in place.
Electrical connector off the ground.
Make sure all compartments are locked.
Should we park on planks on asphalt that can get up to 100 degrees too?
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Just between trips but could be a couple of months. In SoCal so we don't have to worry about winter. The storage facility reccomends closing roof vent because of the wind I am guessing.
Keep vent open, but get a maxxair vent cover for it..
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