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Big_steve

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Posted: 06/23/19 01:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When your TT isn't going to be used for an indeterminate period of time, should the slide out be in, out (if feasible) or does it not matter?

What about if you know the rig will not be used for quite awhile when you park it?

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Posted: 06/23/19 01:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I always store my sides IN. Saves wear & tear on the slide awning and the slide has a tight seal to the body.


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Posted: 06/23/19 01:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Retract them

Less heat load cause slide out roof is not exposed
Seals are not exposed to sun/elements
Less chance of water leaking in


Only takes a few minutes to extend when needed


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Posted: 06/23/19 02:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

doesn't matter.

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Posted: 06/23/19 02:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not a TT but just the same... Store them in. Less chance of storm damage, water intrusion, and the chance for critters and birds making their homes in the slide mechanism (depending on how your slides work). This is more relevant in the spring nest building times. You should consider draining your water tank, water heater as part of your storing routine.


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Posted: 06/23/19 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Store IN after using a seal preservative.


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Posted: 06/23/19 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Doesn't matter. Plenty of full-timers that leave there slides out for years.


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Posted: 06/23/19 03:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Big_steve wrote:

When your TT isn't going to be used for an indeterminate period of time, should the slide out be in, out (if feasible) or does it not matter?

What about if you know the rig will not be used for quite awhile when you park it?

Thanks


I'd put it in just to avoid accidental damage and to minimize water intrusion during heavy rains. due to local ordinance we're forced to rent a space at an RV storage lot.


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You leave them IN. IF you have a malfunction of the Slide room mechanism and you leave it OUT, HOW do you get the slide retracted to take it in to get it fixed????? Slide rooms seal better when retracted. Doug

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Posted: 06/24/19 05:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another vote for IN. Same reasons already mentioned.

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