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Old 09-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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Slides in or out

This question has probably been asked before but I am going to be getting a seasonal site next year and was wondering if you should leave your slides out or bring them in each time you go out.

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Old 09-27-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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I leave them in while mine is in storage

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Old 09-27-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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Slides in ... easier on the frame and less chance of critter incursion
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:48 PM   #4
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Slides in ... easier on the frame and less chance of critter incursion
X2 and it also keeps the seals from deteriorating at a faster pace.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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Yep, bring them in.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:31 PM   #6
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May be a thousand things wrong with this, but I've done it for well over 10 years and 4 different campers and never experienced a problem. I too stay at a seasonal site and mine come out the middle of March and stay out until I close up for the season the middle part of December. I do spray my seals with conditioner 1-2 times a year and run them in on occasion when the awning toppers sag to much and when I wash the camper. Besides that, they stay out.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:59 AM   #7
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We don't camp seasonal - but different places about once a month. Camper is stored at home, and slides are always stored closed in between trips. Much easier on slide awnings in wind and thunderstorms.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:26 AM   #8
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Been at seasonal site for 7 years. In spring, the slide goes out and stays out (until fall). In fall, the slide goes in and stays in - for winter storage months. When slide is in our out, I also discovered that spray foam within its lower corners help keep mice out as well. Thus, I spray foam $1 worth of foam in spring and $1 worth of foam in the fall. This works great for our seasonal site.

If you are DIY person, one might want to create a sectional hard top for their slide as well. Connect to trailer using "sloppy bolt" hinges and support its outer edge with telescopic steel posts. Thus, adding a slopped hard cover to your seasonal site TT. And, make the sectional panels to be removable by using a sloppy hinge pin. During year 3 at our seasonal site, I build my slide's hard cover (3.5 ft by 4 ft overlapping sections). It works great!! Especially during hard rain storms. re: - click here -
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #9
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Our slides are out at least 10 months each year.

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