Roseayars
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Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:49 am
Delivery Date: 29 Oct 2018
Leaf Number: 7114

Storing Leaf for a Year

Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:59 am

We are planning to take our RV out on the road for a year starting next February. I have tried to sell my 2019 SL Leaf with no luck and am now considering storing it. Is it possible to store for that long without anyone touching it? What will happen? I don't mind having to replace something when we get home - Id rather do that than sell it for half what I paid for it.

WetEV
Posts: 4131
Joined: Fri May 04, 2012 8:25 am
Delivery Date: 16 Feb 2014
Location: Near Seattle, WA

Re: Storing Leaf for a Year

Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:22 pm

Roseayars wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:59 am
We are planning to take our RV out on the road for a year starting next February. I have tried to sell my 2019 SL Leaf with no luck and am now considering storing it. Is it possible to store for that long without anyone touching it? What will happen? I don't mind having to replace something when we get home - Id rather do that than sell it for half what I paid for it.
Charge the traction battery to about 45%
Disconnect the 12V battery and connect to a battery maintainer.
WetEV
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Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
2012 Leaf SL Red (Totaled)
2014 Leaf SL Red
2019 eTron Blue

GerryAZ
Gold Member
Posts: 2768
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:47 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Storing Leaf for a Year

Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:12 pm

Where are you located and what temperature range will the car be parked in? Is it a 40 kWh battery (standard SL) or 62 kWh battery (SL Plus)? If it is parked in cold temperatures, the battery heating system may activate periodically to protect the traction battery. I will offer suggestions after I see your answers.
Last edited by GerryAZ on Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015; traded 8/10/2019 at 82,436 miles
White LEAF 2019 SL Plus purchased 8/10/2019

Soviet
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:12 pm

Re: Storing Leaf for a Year

Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:38 am

Bring in to me in sunny warm Texas and I'll drive it for you during mild weather! (Will drive my Leaf in hot weather)
Reserved 5/20/2010
Ordered 1/25/2011
Picked Up 7/23/2011
1k @ 8/19/2011
12k @ 5/8/2012
20k @ 11/26/2012
30k @ 10/23/2013
40k @ 7/1/2014
12-bar hot battery @ 8/8/2015 w/ 49,807
50k @ 8/12/2015
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100k @ 6/21/2018

estomax
Posts: 279
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:23 pm
Delivery Date: 21 Jan 2017
Leaf Number: 424033
Location: Seattle

Re: Storing Leaf for a Year

Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:44 am

Tow it behind the RV as an auxiliary vehicle? It seems like a perfect car for doing shorter side trips while the RV is set in place.
2013 Leaf SL Premium
27k, 93% SoH 2/17 32k, 96% SoH 6/17
46k, 94% SoH 2/18 52k, 88% SoH 6/18
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