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Old 05-01-2016, 03:28 PM   #1
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Slides--In or Out in Storage?

We just bought our "new" to us Jayco Jay Flight 27RLS--our first Jayco with a slide. When storing the Jayco here at the farm, should we leave the slide out or in? For now, it is being stored outside--soon we will arrange to get it under a barn roof.

2nd question--can we use the dinette, in the slide, when the slide is in--for quick lunches while on the road, etc.?

Thanks in advance for all of you veteran slide owners.
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Old 05-01-2016, 03:32 PM   #2
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We leave ours out most of the time when stored but either way works. When traveling we always use the table over the slide for quick meals in rest areas. Just be cautious about standing right on the very edge.
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Old 05-01-2016, 03:34 PM   #3
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Congrats on your "new" Jayco! I generally keep my slide in unless we are using it for something (sometimes the kids have friends over and driveway camp, etc). We have used our dinette many times without extending the slide. On a six week Alaska trip last summer, we did dozens of roadside stops in which we piled in, made lunch, and ate at the dinette without the slide out. Happy camping to you!
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:15 PM   #4
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Slides--In or Out in Storage?

I keep mine outside also. I have two slides. The dinette slide stays out, but I have a topper on it. Kitchen slide stays in unless I need the room or am loading. No topper on it because it's under the awning. Only reason it stays in is because I don't want to clean it off before I leave or leave the awning out all the time. I think your ok either way as far as wear and tear. As far as using it while it's in, I avoid weight on it while it's in. And NEVER have extra weight while taking it in and out! Don't ask!


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Old 05-01-2016, 05:18 PM   #5
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Our slides are out for most of the season, even in the driveway, as DW loves to go out there and nap.
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:35 PM   #6
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The slides on my 38fdds at my seasonal will stay out from now until October when I winterize. I will probably run a few slide tests during the season. The slides will be in for the winter. I was actually very surprised at the number of campers I saw at my camp ground that left their slides out all winter. I don't understand why folks would leave the slides out during the New England winter. Maybe I'm missing something?
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Thanks Dan. We probably saw you somewhere in Alaska last summer--as we were there the months of July and August--all over, including 2 weeks island hopping via the Alaska Marine Highway. Wonderful trip.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:39 PM   #8
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I generally leave the slide in, unless I am using the trailer. I see no need to have the slide out, with more exposed roof area, that could potentially leak while I am not using it.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:45 PM   #9
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I leave the slide in when not in use.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:01 AM   #10
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slides in/out

Both slides out year around in Az.. No covers on them either.
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