Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK and Katowice, Poland, plus All Europe
My Motorhome: Niesmann+Bischoff Arto 69GL (2003)
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I assume that since you said 'a long time' that you mean 3 1/2 months not weeks.
On the electrics points, do you have a sloar panel and if so does it charge the engine battery? If not you need to consider the drain from the cab radio on that battery. You could disconnect it, but only if you have the code for resetting it after reconnecting. Leisure battey will probably be OK as long as main 12v switch is off, so any slight current leaks are isolated. There will still be a slight drop of voltage within the battery. If the batteries are unsealed make sure they are topped up over the plates.
I always recommend disconnecting the immersible pump(which probably has a non-return valve in it) - firstly to drain this, very important at frost times but not now, but also so that there is no water festering in the pipe above. Just add to your list for a winter store.
Turning the gas off at each bottle isolates them from the system so no need to disconnect - and run risk of leak when reconnecting.
Closing the blinds does protect internal fabrics from UV damage.
If the MH is going to get the sun on tyres it might be better to cover them. Make sure the pressures are correct before storage, as this avoids side-wall damage, as does visiting the MH every few weeks if you can, to mark up the bottom point of the tyres, drive around and ensure a different part of each tyre is at the bottom.
If you do visit, run the engine up to temperature to ensure oil is circulated and take it for a run to ensure same for gearbox oil.
On paperwork - are you going to SORN it? If not, all tax, insurance and MOT must be current to end of storage. Also notify insurers and check policy.
I hope I have helped and covered anything which you did not mention, but may have thought of anyway.
Last edited by nicholsong; 30-05-2017 at 13:26.