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Old 10-06-2020, 10:13 AM   #21
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Yes, hard to imagine when it is still so nice out here, but winter is just around the corner for us! It can come even sooner, as you can see from the attached photo of our back yard this week in 2018!
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:51 PM   #22
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Thanks to all who made great suggestions. After a fair bit of kerfuffle, trips to hardware stores, tracking down lost tools, forgetting why I went to the basement etc. I now have my trailer in the storage facility, smelling quite nicely of peppermint, Bounce sheets, and some mouse repellant sachets. I got my son to lift out the batteries for me, and those will go in the garage attached to the Noco charger. Along the way I found out that the power jack will not work when the battery is disconnected, even when hooked to the tow vehicle, and the manual mechanism requires more torque than my drill can produce. Also got a perfect strap to haul out those batteries kindly given to me for free by a golf cart store. Now to start planning some trips for the spring!
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:42 PM   #23
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I thought the battery switch was "off" (switch down) during storage when plugged into power?
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:12 PM   #24
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Never heard of a mouse problem. I'm pulling my batteries this year, last year one froze and split although ive heard if you keep the distilled h2o up its ok........taking no chances
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:34 PM   #25
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Something else you might want to think about concerning winter storage is snow load. I have no idea how much snow an Escape roof can tolerate without damage, so I pull the snow off mine periodically during the winter so that it doesn't set up and accumulate.
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:39 PM   #26
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Never heard of a mouse problem. I'm pulling my batteries this year, last year one froze and split although ive heard if you keep the distilled h2o up its ok........taking no chances

A fully charged battery will not freeze until it reaches -67 C or -92 F.
So, it's not the water, it's the state of charge.
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:00 AM   #27
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Something else you might want to think about concerning winter storage is snow load. I have no idea how much snow an Escape roof can tolerate without damage, so I pull the snow off mine periodically during the winter so that it doesn't set up and accumulate.
That's a good point. I had read somewhere about placing a truss inside the trailer to support the roof over the winter, but I didn't do that. We do tend to get dry, relatively less dense snow where I live, and periods of thawing with "Chinook" winds, but I will follow your advice if there's a heavy dump, thanks.
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