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Old 10-28-2011, 06:00 PM   #11
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Hmmmm, sounds like it may be best to let the coach sit and not start her up over the winter.

Do you think it's necessary to fill the gas tank to avoid condensation? That's a lot of $ sitting there doing nothing.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:50 PM   #12
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It is not really sitting there doing nothing, it is helping to keep out the Organisms. I would suggest that you fill the tanks up so that there isn't much room for oxygen to allow the oragnism to grow on the tanks. I would also suggest that you use a Biocide and an Anit-Gel to treat the Fuel for the cold weather. That and a block heater once & a while and she should be good when it thaws out later.
Yep like forest said we let our equipment sit until it is needed and then a little charging and away we go.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:52 PM   #13
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I store my coach inside here in Mi. and keep her plugged in with the block heater on all winter. No one has mentioned keeping it plug in all the time, is that ok?
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:31 PM   #14
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Larry, I know allot of boat owners that leave them plugged in as well.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:31 PM   #15
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Larry,
I too have left my last two coaches plugged in all the time for the past 12 years with no issues. I do suggest checking the battery water level monthly if you have wet cells.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:07 AM   #16
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For the first time, I have electrical at my storage site. I wired up a 30 amp plug and smugly walked away with plugged in coach.

Hmmmmmm, a day later it hit me that I might need to go back and turn off the inverter. My thought process was that if the power is lost to the site, then the inverter would kick in and try to power the coach. Unattended that had the possibility of completely draining my coach batteries and potentially ruining them with deep, deep discharge.

So, I turned off the inverter.

What do you do when plugged in for the winter?
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:47 PM   #17
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Richard,

I would not leave my inverter on, for exactly the reason you mentioned.

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Old 10-31-2011, 09:38 PM   #18
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mine is plugged into 15a all the time. i leave the inverter off.

the engine batteries stay topped off by the trik l charge unit.

never had any problems.

i leave the merge switch off

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Old 10-31-2011, 10:36 PM   #19
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Hey Glenn:

Always kept our Coach on 50AMPS all winter in cold garage storage. We are in Denver, CO. Plenty of arctic air that you send our way on a regular basis. We winterized, filled the Coach up with Diesel, all tanks empty except for some antifreeze. Batteries were filled monthly, tried to drive it monthly, left bedroom electric heat on 60 degrees. One of the best investments we made was to have the Coach full of Diesel 328 gallons during winter of 2007. When Diesel spiked summer of 2008, we made close to $600 on fuel that was in the tanks. Made me feel better until I had to fill it up again. lol.

Sounds like you have been given great advice from our friends on the Forum. Have a great winter and you will have some great times with the Coach next summer.

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Old 11-07-2011, 10:17 PM   #20
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Winterizing a Newell is extremely simple & effective: Park it (and yourselves) in Palm Springs, California. Indio actually.

We've been doing it for the last seven years and no problems whatsoever. Kinda fun actually.
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