- Feb 11, 2014
- Upper Midwest by the Lakes USA
Vehicle: 2005 Ram Daytona 1500 2door short bed 4WD 5.7L Hemi, 95k miles Situation: want to store in through the winter Conditions: Wisconsin, cold cold wet winter snowy Storage unit with raised concrete floor metal walls, roof and rollup door. Appx 2 feet clearance on all sides, not a ton of space but some. No heat or electricity, no water intrusion, newer long multi unit storage "strip" of 16 units each with full width rool up garage door. Any advice at all? Current plan...which may be fool hardy.. 1. Fill her to the tip top with no ethanol premium and Stabil, fresh oil also 2. Run the fuel thorougly through 3. Put a damp rid desicant pail in closed cab 4. Take out battery, store in warm house off of concrete floor 5. Cover tail pipes outlets with wire mesh. 6. Attempt to jack her up in four inner frame points as where it would normally be lifted by an in ground hoist as a dealership. AKA... Put her up on blocks so tires are barely touching concrete. To prevent flat spots and rotor warping. 7. Cover air cleaner intake snorkel with mesh (if I can where the snorkel truly begins in the fender) 8. Visit it every month or so to check for mice or moisture in cab issues 9. Springtime: charge battery, pull fuel injection fuse and perhpas some ignition fuse, Crank her over to prime with oil, replace fuses, fill tires,drive away for spring and summer Specific other Questions: 1. Put down anything on the concrete floor to sheuld underbody from moisture wicking? or no? 2. Is it possible to not run it at all for the 5-6 months? Or ill advised? 3. Will not running it at all for that timeframe jeopardize a rear main seal? Or are modern seals able to go without oil bathing for long periods? 4. Is suspending it on blocks, or at those points a bad idea, should I not use the fram but rather the axle tubes for the block to suspend the truck? Need help fellas, i dont want to mess this up.