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post #1 of 13 Old 06-18-2012, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Leaving town

I am heading home next week for 10 days. My truck will be sitting in the driveway while I am gone. Is there anything I should do so that I dont have any problems when I get back? like.... disconnectiong the negative battery cables or anything???

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10 days isn't very long. Mine is sitting 10 days at the airport right now while I'm visiting family in CA. Sitting for a week isn't excessive at all.

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It will be fine! People leave them sitting for a week or two at a time to save $$$ anyways. Just when you come back, go for a nice ride and clean out your turbo. (if you know what I mean..)

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Mine sits at the airport parking two weeks at a time in the winter up here in the North where temps are a little colder than yours and it's fine. I just take my Honda generator in case it's below zero F to plug in the block heater to warm her up a bit. You'll be fine


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Mine won't sit for that long without running the batteries down. I'd disconnect the negs just to be safe. Only takes 5 mins to disconnect and another 5 to connect when you get back.
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Paul, I'd say just to be safe, disconnect the negative cables. If you have presets on your radio, you might want to write them down so you can re-set them when you get back. I hope you have a neighbor who will 'keep an eye' on the place....and the truck.


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my first worry would be getting your baby stolen. Disconnecting the battery(s) seems like a good deterrent since a theif will not want to sit around to check and see why there is no power.


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It will be fine! People leave them sitting for a week or two at a time to save $$$ anyways. Just when you come back, go for a nice ride and clean out your turbo. (if you know what I mean..)


I know exactly what you mean. LOL


My fiance's sister is staying at the house to watch the dogs. she is out of school for the summer so she will be there all day and she is a hunter so she is handy with a gun. LOL. (sucks to be her first boyfriend)

as long as you think it will be fine ill leave it alone, and leave the keys just in case it needs to be moved or if the house is on fire LOL. The truck will be parked infront of the garage where the race car sits.

Darryl, I can just let you drive it while im gone

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my first worry would be getting your baby stolen. Disconnecting the battery(s) seems like a good deterrent since a theif will not want to sit around to check and see why there is no power.
Could also take the FICM out while you're at it. Thieves would have to tow it away then (which does happen).

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