Simple Generator Precautions when Storing Your RV

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Unless you’re a full time RVer, you’re going to be storing your RV for months at a time, depending on the weather. While it’s important to clean out the interior to keep it fresh for the next time you roll, it’s even more important to keep the mechanical parts of your RV in good working order during the storage period. The generator is one piece of equipment that doesn’t do well when it’s ignored for months at a time. If you’re storing your RV for the winter or taking a long break, you have to take care of it on a regular basis if you expect it to be in good running order when you get back on the road.

Some generator models advise an elaborate scheme of filling, running, emptying and cleaning before every storage period. It’s a rare owner who will go through all that trouble every time he wants to store his rig. Instead, there are some basic things you can do to keep the generator in good running order no matter how long you are storing your RV.

In this video, we’ll cover about how much gas to keep in the tank, as well as reasons why monthly maintenance is necessary when storing your RV. Find out about running the generator monthly, as well as what appliances should be plugged in and used at the same time. You’ll see how to deal with propane or diesel generators. Plus get tips on preventing condensation inside fuel tanks and how often each type of generator should be fired up and used when storing your RV.