I keep my camper on shore power at all times and was wondering what others did as far as the slides when your unit is not in use? Do you keep them out or tucked in? I have read on FB that others keep slides out... I donít have slide toppers, so thereís less chance of weathering. To me it seems unnecessary to have the weight of slide counter levered out. Is the ďsealĒ of the slide tighter when closed than when the slide is out? If so, wouldnít the AC work less to keep cool/warm depending on season (less space to keep at temp)? Iím not saying Iím right, but just havenít seen the reason as to why I should leave out. What am I missing?
Mine is at my brother's. We keep it on shore power and the slide out. Great place to crash after a cookout and too many adult beverages.
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24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.
Mine is also plugged in 24x7 at home, but the slides are only out when we are loading it up or just hanging out, otherwise I close them up. Saves me from having to inspect for debris or branches all the time (I don't have slide toppers)
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My slides stay out from May-October at my seasonal site. Power stays connected and ON from May-October as well. When we go home during the week, we shut off the water, water heater, furnace/AC and propane. Awning gets rolled up also.
We live full time so the slides are out, I grease the rams because my current model has hydraulic pistons and i use 303 protection on the seals, been that way for 4 years seals still perfect. no slide toppers in Florida sun