Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-27-2017, 05:40 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
garylind's Avatar
 
2016 23' Flying Cloud
San Mateo , California
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 16
Indoor Storage Secured, Can I Stay Hooked Up?

Hi All~
Decided it was well with the monthly rent in Northern California to get an indoor storage space for my 2016 23' FCFB. The size of the unit is 38' x 15' and I would like to store the Airstream along with our 2017 F 150 TV, which will just fit in this space. I have an Equalizer hitch and my thinking is to remove the sway bars and lift the trailer just enough to take the weight off the ball so we will have an easy hook up for the next trip.
Would it be preferable to just raise the hitch with the jack and take the weight off the tongue or proceed with a complete unhook?
We now enjoy the Airstream at least 10 nights a month year round so the TV will stay fully charged and ready to go
Thanks
__________________

garylind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 05:48 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
2019 27' Globetrotter
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 461
I have a 2016 F150 with a 23 Serenity FB I just unhook the bars and raise the trailer to take the weight off the truck and leave it if I am not using the truck for awhile.

Dave
__________________

NoResults is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 08:20 PM   #3
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3,259
Spin the bars off the brackets and lift the load so it does not bear on the TV suspension. Block the tongue in the raised position with a jack stand to insure the tongue jack does not settle.

Suggest you disconnect the house batteries to keep parasitic load from killing the cells.

Please, share your internal storage location. There are not many out there and folks are always looking for a place to safely store their rig.

Good luck with your experience. Pat
PKI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 05:53 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Gainesville , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,856
Blog Entries: 2
Id drop the umbilical cord.
xrvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 06:53 AM   #5
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
Andrew T's Avatar

 
2008 34' Classic
1960 17' Pacer
London , Ontario
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,048
Our Test drive units are connected about 300 days a year and we have been doing that for 40 years, we never have any issues with it.

So I would say just leave it connected. Just remember to add grease once in a while.

Andy
__________________
Andrew Thomson
London, Ontario

"One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."
Tex Johnston, Boeing 707 test pilot
Andrew T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 08:27 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar
 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 3,227
If you use the AS 10 nights a month, your batteries will be fine.
I'd leave it hooked up, because if it's level on the ball, the tongue jack won't be changing the suspension much. I'd drop the WD bars, and disconnect the umbilical.
My biggest problem in unhitching is making the coupler let go of the ball.
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 09:02 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
2015 23' FB International
2007 19' International CCD
Steamboat Springs , Colorado
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 609
Just curious if you have actually positioned your AS and TV in the space to see if it fits. I have a 45'x18' and it just barely fits in. I have a 23'FB and a Toyota Tundra CrewMax. When hooked up, we measure right at 45' total length.

Granted, the CrewMax is long, but the AS is almost 24'. If your space is 38', that only leaves about 14' to park the TV.
Steamy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 09:12 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 12,111
Leave it all hooked up.
I do.
__________________

__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Indoor Motorhome Storage jdalrymple Classic Motorhomes 4 05-31-2013 06:04 AM
Indoor Storage in Twin Cities, Minnesota dmac Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 2 05-19-2007 09:05 AM
Chicagoland indoor storage Silvertwinkie Our Community 0 11-12-2004 06:03 PM
Storage - Indoor/Outdoor mokahuna Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 5 08-21-2004 11:55 AM
Indoor storage... crazylev Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 14 10-15-2003 09:38 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.