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Old 09-29-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
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Question Slides in or out ?

I was at my dealer yesterday and asked about the slides on my TT.....We are permanently parked in our woods and leave the slides out all the time...... Dealer told me they weren't made to be extended all the time, we should only be putting them out when using TT ( every weekend )......... Question is-- what is everyone's thoughts on slides being retracted or left out?? Should I or shouldn't I ?

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Old 09-29-2011, 08:34 AM   #2
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We leave ours out.

We leave ours out. We are at a seasonal campground and leave ours out for the five months we are there. I have seen where some people put blocking under their slideouts but I think that is a bad idea.

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Old 09-29-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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It probably wouldn't make any difference mechanically, but if it were my "new" TT I would pull them in so that the slide motors and seals were utilized while still under warranty.

Also, having the slides in may reduce the available areas for critters to find a way in while the TT isn't in use......, and less roof area exposed to a possible tree limb damaging it do to a storm.


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Old 09-29-2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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I agree with Rustic Eagle. I full time and my slides are used frequently and yesterday I was in my dealer having a few minor items fixed and I asked them to take a look at my large slide. It has started moving very slowly. Determination - bad motor. Better to find out now so I don't have to pay for it.

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Old 09-29-2011, 11:56 AM   #5
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This is a great question. Thanks for posting it. I agree with Bob and like Ed I noticed a difference in the speed of the slide out and am having it checked out for that. I also suspect that the trailer would have it's slide out while it sat on the sales lot for an extended period of time. I know from reading the manual that they don't want you putting jacks under the slide. I would think putting the slide in and out every couple of weeks would keep everything in a working state and a reason to check out the far side of the trailer for any changes.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:52 PM   #6
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We're on a seasonal site too and I put our slides out on April 15th and in on Oct 15th, never had a problem in 4 years.
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IMO it depends if awnings cover the slides. If yes leave them out if no bring the slide in. Plus agree with bringing slides in every so often to keep motor and slide lubed.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:33 PM   #8
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Our slides are out usually 9 or 10 months a year. We do put them in when we are not using it and expect heavy rain
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:29 PM   #9
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I pull mine in after every weekend, or week, of use. I am on a heavily treed site and, especially at this time of year, it gets covered in leaves in about 5 minutes.

It works the mechanisims and doesn't gather as much twigs, leaves, etc.
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I don't have an awning over my slide out. Do you guys sweep the leaves off your slid out before yo close it? I had a guy tell me the slide out will scrape the leaves off itself but I don't see how.



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