During the heat of a hot summer day, we will turn on the generator in order to run the roof a/c while driving down the road. In the winter I take the PC out every three to four weeks and drive it around for about 20 miles for its monthly workout. It heats up the engine, warms up the tires to keep them from dry rotting and keeps my driving skills up to date. During this drive I run the generator and the roof a/c's heat strip. Everything gets it work out at once. Running anymore often than once a week is over kill in my opinion, every three weeks does the trick.
In Oregon did you winterize,,, I do not down here in Houston,,, it has been years since we have had a hard freeze,,, how ever if we do I would be doing the same thing, probably bring the Beast home put it in the driveway to keep it warmer. sparky
George did you drain the water out of the lines and the tanks, including the water heater before you stored it? I once saw a water heater tank that split down the back from the water freezing and no where to go but out the back. He also had several of the facets crack.
I hope it all turns out well. How full are your tanks?We've had a similar unusual week, but not as bad, here in the Bay Area north of San Francisco. Low 50's during the day but into the 20's at night. Ironically, our PC is sitting inside in one of the warmish repair bays of our local RV shop for a thermostat/heating issue. I'm pretty happy that they've been too busy to finish the job quickly. - Mike
Well, I seem to be the odd-man-out here. In the fall, I winterize the water system, fill up with gas, run the engine and generator after putting STA-BIL fuel stabilizer in the gas tank, check the water in the batteries, set the electrical system to ďStore,Ē cover the windows and tires, and lock the door. Itís not unusual to have winter temperatures in the 10s and 20s here, and occasionally below zero. Itís expected to be 14⁰ here tomorrow night with five inches of snow. In the spring, it starts right up. I donít have the luxury of storing it at home, but check it inside and out every three to four weeks at a rented, secure, outdoor storage facility. Weíve had motorhomes for 25 years and never had a problem.