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Old 09-04-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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hello again, wife and I picked up our trailer and will store it for a month to give us time minimize our things before we start our full timing : ) .. any advice on what to do? (first tiime) as far as storing it?

the storage area is open space and will be on grass. thanks for all advice.
have pics not sure how to do add them here though. its 2013 keystone sprinter 300KBS nice : )

thanks again
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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To help you add photos to a post, go to the Technical Support Section of the forum and read through the sticky..."Adding photos to a post". Here, you will find some helpful hints on how to do that.

If you do a Google search on "Winterizing an RV", you will find many useful and informative sites which will guide you through this process. But since you live in Florida, there probably isn't much winterizing that is necessary.

Perhaps some of our many Florida members will chime in and offer some guidance on storing an RV in that climate/conditions.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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thanks for advice, will check how to do the posting of pics and will try google on storing trailer in fl.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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hello again, wife and I picked up our trailer and will store it for a month to give us time minimize our things before we start our full timing : ) .. any advice on what to do? (first tiime) as far as storing it?

the storage area is open space and will be on grass. thanks for all advice.
have pics not sure how to do add them here though. its 2013 keystone sprinter 300KBS nice : )

thanks again
Bill & Jody, Welcome to the forum. One important thing to remember when storing the trailer in Florida is the damage that the sun can do. Use tire covers on all tires and a spray on protection like Formula 303 will help also on tires and graphics. Get some of the foil coated bubble-wrap insulation and cut it to fit the inside of the South, East and West facing windows. Slip the insulation under the shades or blinds and cover sky-lites also. Install roof vent covers (Maxxaire or other brands ) so you can leave them all open a little to allow air flow. Close off all appliance vents with foil or screening to keep bugs out. Remove all traces of food and fill all openings around pipes and wires with expandable foam to keep little critters out. BE SURE ALL WASTE AND WATER TANKS ARE EMPTY AND CLEAN. Last thing is to put some water in each plumbing trap and about a gallon in the toilet to seal fumes in tanks.

When your all done with that it's time to undo everything and go Camping and have fun. Travel safely and enjoy your new lifestyle, Hank
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #5
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hank,

thank you very much for the info, we'll do those things you said, never thought of some of those. learning process, but we are excited to start : )

thanks for all great advice!!

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Old 09-08-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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Hankpage has excellent recommendations. The only thing I can add is to put some ant traps (Terro is one brand name, but there are plenty of others) at the base of each wheel and by the tongue jack. This will head off the ants that head into the trailer looking for food and water.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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good idea

the ant trap is a great idea, we did that as soon as I read that part, which is good because seems like there's lots of ants : )

thanks everyone for the great advice!


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