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Going to be away for an extended period of time. Wondering how should I store my truck? Fuel stabilizer? Disconnect batteries? Any suggestions for keeping the truck healthy while I am away? Thank you

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Is there anyone that can drive your truck every couple days while your away? Cause these things HATE to sit. Your union rings will rust up.

If that isn't an option I guess you should plug in a trickle charger, fuel stabalizer and pray it starts when you get back.
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How long are we talking here.
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I left mine to sit for 3 weeks while I'm away.
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Sorry I was out of town doing some training. Ill be gone for several months.... I do have trustworthy people to start it and drive it every so often however, my concern is the truck needs the oil cooler installed BAD.

The temp difference between oil and coolant is 40*. I was hoping to get it changed before I left but, it is on back order so haven't even received it yet.

I just don't want someone to drive it that doesn't have the "intimate" knowledge of the truck like I do. I explained it to my wife and she understands and she is scared to drive it but, I know how my F-I-L is...old school "aw that won't hurt it". He is nice enough to let me store my motorcycles, boats and truck in his shop so, I dont want to tell him what to do... guy is a farmer and runs his own heavy equipment/construction company.

Any advice? I am gone in a couple weeks. Thanks for any ideas

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anybody? I leave at the end of the week. I would appreciate any input

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Ive left mine sit for 4 months once.. I put a trickle charge on it.. thing started right up... Its a diesel as always a deisel.. Fill the tank full of fuel, trickle charge. And i'd put a cover on it to protect the paint etc if it sits outside. Stop worrying
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My truck sits for months at a time when I deploy. If its less than 4 months I don't start it. If more, I have someone drive it for 30 min every 4 months. Trickle charger is all you need.

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