12-02-2010, 03:21 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Originally Posted by JackdUp
First and foremost, thank you for your service. Be safe out there.....
As for storage, it depends on location. Your thread did not specify.
What I suggest if you can not leave or trust with family or friend.....
Look into a long term heated storage facility. $100-$140 per month is relatively cheap for a solid peace of mind. Pay up front if possible and you may qualify for discount.
Change all major fluids prior. Radiator, oil, transmission.
Remove any and all belongings.
Detail vehicle in and out spotless as if you were shipping through customs overseas.
Place a few moisture absorbant packs in car.
Keep a set of jumper cables in car.
Use water wetter in 1/2 gas tank.
Over-inflate tires by 5-10 pounds or use tire savers. U shaped wheel parking cups to support tires in long term storage from flattening.
If in long term storage, flat oil drip pan.
Disconnect battery and cover terminals.
Place steel wool inside exhaust pipes. This keeps any critters from building a nest
Call insurance company and reduce insurance to storage policy, if possible.
Place keys in safe hiding spot.
Deploy knowing your baby is well protected.
good stuff thanks