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Old 11-20-2012, 02:28 AM
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Long Term Storage

I have a 2004 Excursion that I need to store for a long time. Maybe several years. I have been stationed overseas for 3 years possibly longer. I have the option to store it at a facility that will run it once a month and send me reports. However, I would like the ability to use it when I come back to the states for leave probably once a year. I do not have anyone to leave it with or to drive it once in awhile.

So the big question is what can I expect if it is not driven for a year or longer?

What should I do to prep it if I do store it myself? (more than likely in a climate controlled storage facility in Florida)
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:12 AM
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I'd say you shouldn't have to do much with it. I'd put some baking soda boxes inside to help soak up any moisture that would cause a musty smell. Disconnect the batteries, dump some fuel treatment in the tank and run it for a little. But since it will be inside I'd say it should be ok to leave it be.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:14 AM
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If possible, maybe put it up on jack stands so if the tires go flat, it doesn't ruin them.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:37 AM
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Make sure the tank is filled right up.
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DO NOT put it in the military storage you mentioned. When I was deployed alot of guys in my unit got screwed by that system.
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I'd say to put fuel treatment in the system, jack it up, and hope for the best. Be prepared to buy new batteries when you return. I wouldn't keep it at the place that drives it, it won't need it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:36 PM
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I really appreciate the input. I was mistaken it will not be climate controled but will be inside. As for jacking it for the tires. I will need new tires when I return anyway so should I worry about that too much? It is easy to do I am just curious.

What kind of fuel treatment? I currently use Archoil products.

g2shuck---what were some of the issues your friends had with the gov storage?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:49 PM
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ALOT of hidden charges
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:08 PM
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Where you been at overseas? JW
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:47 PM
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In total? Dabouti (Africa), Siginella, Bahrain, Dubia, GTMO (cuba) all for deployments but now stationed in Japan.
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