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Old 02-22-2014, 11:58 AM   #1
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Long term storage

So I'm in the military and am about to deploy and need to store my airstream
Long term for the first time. Besides basic winterization I've got a garage to store it in any other tips or suggestions ?
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So I'm in the military and am about to deploy and need to store my airstream
Long term for the first time. Besides basic winterization I've got a garage to store it in any other tips or suggestions ?
1 - Block it up to take the load off the tires. The tires will slowly deflate over time.
2 - Ventilate!
3 - Disconnect batteries.
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Be sure to leave the refrigerator and freezer door open to prevent mold and mustiness.
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And most importantly be safe
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One thing to also do is to put poly film, ( a heavy one) under the trailer. The moisture wicking out of the ground goes into the bottom of the trailer and can be trapped. thus rotting out the floor, and other structural members.

Along with blocking the trailer... block under the axels. These trailers are not made to sit on their frames. they are strongest at the axel points.

Turn off your propane tanks..

And yes be safe... please
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Along with blocking the trailer... block under the axels. These trailers are not made to sit on their frames. they are strongest at the axel points.
NEVER, EVER, block under the axles.

That can and will destroy the alignment.

You can block the trailer up using 6 jack stands, 2 on the A-frame, 2 on the axle mounting plate between the two axles, and 2 on the frame at the rear end.

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One thing to also do is to put poly film, ( a heavy one) under the trailer. The moisture wicking out of the ground goes into the bottom of the trailer and can be trapped. thus rotting out the floor, and other structural members.
Only applies if you park on grass or gravel, I think. An asphalt driveway or concrete garage floor will not be subject to wicking action.
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