I am going to Yellowstone National Park in February, 2011.
I will need to park my SMB in West Yellowstone, MT for several days. I need to prepare for -40 degrees F night time temps.
I am relatively certain I can arrange for a plug in. What things do I need to do ahead of time to prepare the SMB for this.
1) I have a 2006 6.0 PSD 4x2. I have all terrain tires. I had planned on getting chains for the rear tires. Doesn't SMB buy all the E-350s pre-configured with limited slip rear??
2) I have the flat plate heat exchanger which can be used to heat the block...can't it? Although I don't think that does me much good since I need to leave the vehicle for several days. How easy is it to add an AC engine block heater??
3) My batteries are not easy to get to because of my under vehicle wheelchair lift so it won't be easy to do anything for them. Should I just plan on needing a jump start when I return to my SMB?
4) Are there any additives I should add to the fuel tank? When do I need to work about fuel gelling.
5) Should I get an oil change to a lighter weight oil before the trip? I will be driving from California to Montana.
What other things am I not aware of that I need to plan for, vehicle wise.
I am very familiar with the area and the park. I have visited the park numerous times but never in the winter. We'll be spending several days at Old Faithful doing snowcoach and snowmobile tours throughout the grand loop of the park. It should be a blast....although could be really cold.