Storage on the snowblower.

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The manual says store the snowblower out of the elements. Do you think it's OK to store the snowblower under my porch outdoors? (I’ll store the batteries inside) I live in Vermont and light rain and snow get through the lattice under the porch. Temps get below 0 F at times. Suggestions?
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The light rain shouldn't be an issue, but 0 degrees F might take a toll after a while. The manual (below) only puts conditions on the batteries, and the critical/sensitive components would be the lithium cells and the electronic circuits.  Since the snow blower has electronic circuits and wires too; exposing them to freezing temperatures can only shorten their lifespan.

Recommendation: If you can afford the space, I would store the snow blower indoors, or inside your garage.

STORING THE SNOW BLOWERNOTE: When not in use, a 56V battery should be stored in an enclosed area where
the temperature will not drop below -4°F (-20°C).