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Old 12-19-2011
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Storing my Ranger over the winter

So I have a 98 Honda CRV that i'll be driving through the winters. My ranger is going to be a summer truck. I don't have room in my garage for the ranger, so it will be stored outdoors.

can anybody share some tips on things i should do to make sure it will start up no problems this coming spring?

i've already washed, waxed, cleaned. Rustproofed and checked all the fluids. I've read that i should fill the gas tank to the top. Others have said to keep a minimal amount of fuel with a stabilizer. I do start up the truck atleast once a week and take it for a drive. I run heater, A.C, let the truck warm up fully and make sure the suspension gets a work out so nothing seizes up. Any more suggestions?
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If you start it up once a week you shouldn't need to do anything to it.

My Bronco sits for weeks at a time without being driven and it fires up fine and drives fine every time.
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I've always been told to keep the tank full along with fuel stabilizer.
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Oh. Unhook the battery. That is if it sits for any decent amount of time.
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You can get a cheap solar panel at Canadian Tire and keep it on your battery. That's what I do with my lawnmower battery during the winter.

What kind of surface are you storing it on?
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Asphalt.

If I start up the truck every week should i still disconnect the batt?
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I've never been a fan of just starting a vehicle while storing it... they need to get up to full operating temperature or you'll have all kinds of condensation.
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If you start it up, let it sit for awhile until it gets warm.
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