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Old 09-04-2013, 05:44 PM
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Being new to diesels, I need some advise on winter storage. The truck is the tow vehicle for our 5th wheel and both will go into outdoor storage over the winter. What do I need to do to store the truck? I will do the obvious - fill the tank to reduce condensation, remove the batteries and put on a battery maintainer, cover the truck. Any other suggestions??
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Being new to diesels, I need some advise on winter storage. The truck is the tow vehicle for our 5th wheel and both will go into outdoor storage over the winter. What do I need to do to store the truck? I will do the obvious - fill the tank to reduce condensation, remove the ba
tteries and put on a battery maintainer, cover the truck. Any other suggestions??
All I can think of off the top of my head is use an anti-gel in the fuel, make sure your antifreeze is up to par, and make sure rodents cannot get into your air filter, maybe even some rat poison to keep them from eating wires, the valley seems like it would be a cozy place for field mice.
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All I can think of off the top of my head is use an anti-gel in the fuel, make sure your antifreeze is up to par, and make sure rodents cannot get into your air filter, maybe even some rat poison to keep them from eating wires, the valley seems like it would be a cozy place for field mice.
Also, if you can find a station with real diesel, that would be best. The bio-stuff readily absorbs moisture. Spray it down with some permethrin to keep the bugs out, rat poison for furry critters. Put it on blocks to save the tires. Fire it up once every couple weeks to keep seals from drying out.
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