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Old 01-30-2013, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently enlisted in the army and my plans are to pack everything I plan on keeping in the back of my D2 and store it while I'm going through OSUT. I was wondering if there was anything I should do to make sure it's in good running order after 21 weeks of being held in a garage while I have no access to it. After I finish my training I was hoping to drive it to my assigned station. Thank you for any advice you can provide!
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That could be a touchy question/answer
If you want, send me your options and I'll walk you thru a few options.
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Top off your tires and fluids. When you go to store the vehicle make sure it has a full tank of fuel, you could put a stabilizer in it if you want. Then disconnect the battery. When you get back reconnect the battery, check all fluids and start the truck.


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Well with all of my family living out of state pretty much my only option is to rent a storage garage while I go through training and then after training I'll be sent back here on leave. After my leave I plan to drive the truck to my unit. I wasn't sure what is best to do for the truck that's about to be put in storage. Should I just plan on an oil change when I get back? or is there more prevention to do?
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How many miles on the truck, when did it have it's last major service.
Air all your tires up to at least 40 pounds, do an oil change gas some gas stabilizer but on a 1/4 tank of gas. Even with the gas stabilizer your gas will not be that good so keep it low so you can do a fill up soon as you get back.
Batteries sitting that long, even being disconnected tend to die, how old is your battery. A good practice is to remove the battery from the truck sitting it on a piece of wood so it won't discharge as quickly,
To me the most important thing, if you are storing it inside, is to lower one window a couple inches so if your battery is dead or just reinstalled, the alarm will not lock you out.
Do you have a remote?
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It's got 148k on it, I bought it at 133k with the dealership showing records for all services being done on time. I do have the remote.

Since the truck is also going to hold all my belongings while I'm away I'm going to store it inside.

I'll have to check the date on the battery but I don't think it's more than 2 years old.
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21 weeks is not that big of a deal. Up here we store our motorcycles and lawn tractors and nice cars and RVs from the end of October to the end of April, sometimes until mid-may. Then we store our snowmobiles and snow throwers from mid-April to the beginning of December. Fuel stabilizer is good. Disconnecting the battery and leaving it in place is fine. A battery tender is nice to have too, but often not an option in a commercial storage facility. Or a solar tender, if there's enough light. But a 2 year old battery that's been disconnected and left in place will do just fine for 5 months in my experience. An oil change before putting the vehicle in storage is good too but not necessary. Some people like to put blocks under the frame, so the tires and suspension don't have weight on them, but I don't.
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Thats motorcycles and lawn mowers, you should see the number of people who store or leave a Disco in a parking lot for a week and it is dead and or possibly the alarm has locked then out.
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Thanks guys! I think when I store it I'm going to have to find the pass code for my radio it seems.
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yah rovers don't like to sit. mine bitches at me every time i let it sit.

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