Originally Posted by Ron1Z
Probably the wrong time to ask this question with all that is going on in Florida, but:
I retire on 02/01/2018 and will be moving to Ocala, Fl in April 2018 I want to store our RV at our new home from Oct to April and have a few questions about winter storage in Florida:
Do I need to winterize like I do up north?
Do I leave leveling jacks up or down?
Do I leave roof vents open or closed?
Do I need tire covers or full cover for RV?
The RV will be in a storage lot for 6 months
I'll give you my answers... I expect you will get some different opinions...
I've spent last 3 winter's just south of Ocala... And moved here full time last year. This coming winter will be first time we won't be living in RV all winter, though I expect we will use it.
Haven't seen need to winterize by default... And since it is at home, if I see a need it will take about 10 min to blow out lines...
I leave jacks up unless living in it... Personal choice... I you leave them down, I would wipe down shafts with an appropriate lubricant a few times over winter. (In MI was easy decision to not expose them to salt....)
I leave mine closed... But may depend on vents you have and how much they keep rain out... Parked in partial shade spot this summer with vents closed, the rig only got over 100 degrees a handful of times... And 102 was max (monitored by temp stick)
Tire covers don't hurt... And if going to be parked for months, I probably would.
RV covers is different story... Some like. Some feel they do more damage (scratches going on/off). I don't use one... More from convenience of using rig... If I had to wrestle that cover just to take it out for a weekend, I might use it less.
Hope it helps.