I will probably be giving more information then I have to, but. I have a 2007, 38 ft Diesel M. H. This will be the first year I will not be driving it south for the winter months. I have it parked behind my house on a 30 amp breaker. To prepare for storage in this Michigan winters should I keep it plug in, run the heater block, remove the batteries, put the leveling jack down. Have someone stop by and start it up once a month. Does anyone know of an article on this?
Don't leave the block heater all winter cause you will burn it out. If you want to start it, you can plug it in. And a couple hours for that is good. And you don't need to start it up until you need it, but if you do make sure you drive it about 30 miles to warm up the engine and tranny.
I stored the motorhome and toad in Anchorage for three winters. There are six 6 volt batteries and two 12 volt batteries. I had no power at the storage yard and would have done the same even if I did have power.
Left all batteries in place, no need to remove. All were in good condition. Charged them fully and lifted the ground cable to to remove all loads. One year it was 7 months and one year it got down to -30 degrees. Each time I returned all batteries were above 12.5 volts. The colder the better, lower self discharge rates. That started in 2007 and the same batteries are all still in service.
I raised the MH about 2 inches with wood blocks to keep snow weight off of suspension system.
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