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Old 02-24-2016, 12:43 AM   #1
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Storage of a Class C

Hi Folks...

I am new to Class C RV's... have a 2016 Thor Siesta on a Mercedes Chassis. Bought it for long weekend / week trips here and there.

I am about to put it in storage for (for example) a month or two - so how do you DO IT. By that I mean, I KNOW I will
  1. Shut the propane off at the tank
  2. Switch the battery switch OFF
  3. Empty and flush the black tank
  4. Empty the gray tank
  5. Remove all perishable food stuffs
  6. Open fridge / freezer
But what is it that I probably haven't thought of? How about the water in the fresh water tank - do you empty it before storage?

WHAT ELSE?

Any / all suggestions very welcome.... and thanks in advance for your input!

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Old 02-24-2016, 01:27 AM   #2
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John,

Empty the fresh water tank

You may want to consider dry winterizing which is blowing the water system out with air. This will prevent any water in the lines from getting stagnant.

Consider some type dehumidifier if you live in an area with high humidity

Install kill switches on the house and chassis battery

Treat the fuel system with fuel stabilizer and run the generator to circulate the fuel stabilizer through the generator as well.
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Old 02-25-2016, 12:03 AM   #3
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Thank Dave... and Thank You For Your Service
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:30 PM   #4
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:38 AM   #5
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I dont know how much you unpack but I have a plastic storage bin that I put all liquids in ie; shampoo, liquid hand soap, spray cleaner, laundry detergent, bug spray, dish detergent, tank chemicals. and take them home so they dont freeze. I also bought 6 large vacuum storage bags at the dollar store and put the clean towels, sheets, blankets and pillows in and use a small vacuum to shrink them down and store them in cabinets just to keep the mice from chewing or making a home in them. I always put some RV antifreeze in the drains. If you drain them completely the gas from the holding tanks can come back up through and in a closed RV . I open the low drain points and put a few gallons of bleach water in the fresh water tank. You dont need much bleach, just a few drops per gallon and just enough to slosh around the bottom. Since you can not get into the tank to clean it you dont want anything to start growing in there. You may be able to kill it later with a shock treatment but you can not scrub it out. The mild chlorine off gas will stop almost anything from getting started.
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:51 PM   #6
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Thanks... it all makes sense. Guess I'll have to go back to the RV AGAIN!
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