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Question I am getting ready to leave for 9 months....

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Long time since I have been on here, I apologize... My military duty has kept me away from this beloved site....However, just like the title says, I am getting ready to leave again shortly.... I will be gone for a few months.... Last time I left the truck untouched and I had a few minor problems when I returned..... What do I need to do before I leave to have this truck up and running with no problems when I return???? Any and all help would greatly be appreciated..... My hope is to put it away in the garage and let it sit until I get back... I know, not exactly a great idea, but the wife wants it put away so she doesn't have to worry about it while I am gone.... I can't blame her.
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any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I am at a loss here......
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Fill it up with fuel.
Put the batteries on a trickle charger.

It would help if she or someone would start it on occassion.

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... My military duty has kept me away from this beloved site....However, just like the title says, I am getting ready to leave again shortly.... I will be gone for a few months.... ,
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If she would drive it around the block a few times, maybe once a week or every other week and driver it like she stole it; that would help. I've spent a lot of time deployed with three diesels and a couple Harleys. They all need to be ran out or left untouched.

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I have mine sitting now. But it usually gets drove at least once every 2 weeks and not just around the block.

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Thanks for all the input guys. I had imagined that it would be best to drive it, but she prefers to not have to do that. She doesn't like putting it back in the garage.

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I have found a good fix to that problem. Get yourself two rubber door thresholds or one single garage door threshold/seal and $6 Quad adhesive at Lowes. Park your truck and lay the threshold(s) down in front of the front tires. Mark them, then move the truck and glue them down. Now she has a bump to let her know when to stop.

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good idea Josh

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Thanks Josh. That seems like it should work. I have 4 x 4's that act as the bumper for the tires.

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