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Posted: 03/31/12 09:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've read slides should be closed for storage, but not the reason why. I can think of a couple, but I'd be speculating.

So that raises this question. If we're living in the TT for months is there any need for concern? Any routine action we should take?


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Slides may be left open or closed when in storage. There are ADVANTAGES to leaving it closed which are mostly just keeping items from seeing excess wear. Slide toppers can be weakened somewhat and faded due to sun exposure, roofs are somewhat effected by the sun also. Open leaves the sides of the slide room exposed to UV rays and weather also. None of these would PREVENT me from leaving my slide open if using the RV or even in storage if there were any REASON to do so.

On the OTHER side of the coin, an open slide in many cases provides sun shield for tires on that side of the RV SAVING them from RV radiation. OOPS I MEANT to say UV radiation

Good luck / Skip


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skipnchar wrote:

Slides may be left open or closed when in storage. There are ADVANTAGES to leaving it closed which are mostly just keeping items from seeing excess wear. Slide toppers can be weakened somewhat and faded due to sun exposure, roofs are somewhat effected by the sun also. Open leaves the sides of the slide room exposed to UV rays and weather also. None of these would PREVENT me from leaving my slide open if using the RV or even in storage if there were any REASON to do so.

On the OTHER side of the coin, an open slide in many cases provides sun shield for tires on that side of the RV SAVING them from RV radiation. OOPS I MEANT to say UV radiation

Good luck / Skip


What Skip said...no sense in exposing seals, gaskets and slide tops/toppers to UV exposure needlessly. If you aren't going to be in it on a regular basis giving you a reason for leaving them out, you might as well save the wear and tear on them by keeping them closed. Even the shading of the tires should be a non-issue...you should have your tires covered with purpose built covers, in any event, as a good storage practice.


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Makes sense, thanks.

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