How often should I start my bus? (Revisited)
First of all, Thank you all for documenting so much of your experiences here! I've been reading through this forum for months, but this is my first post as I finally bought my bus and moved it onto my property.
I've read previous threads here on the topic of "How often should I start my bus," and I understand it to be a question with no clear answer. But I thought that my circumstances might result in a more clear answer:
- My bus is parked on the driveway for the winter, while I do up the interior;
- In the spring it'll be driven 500 feet to a camp spot, where it'll sit for 3-5 years;
- It'll then be driven to its final resting place, 500 feet further. I'll sell the engine, tranny, etc. and be left with an immobile skoolie-cabin.
So my question is: What should I do to ensure the bus is still capable of limping along after 5 years of sitting?
I was thinking of simply topping up the fuel tank, leaving the batteries in, and starting it up every 2 weeks for 30 mins of idling. I understand this may weaken the compression, but maybe that doesn't matter in my case?