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Old 08-06-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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Your Thoughts on Leaving Slide Out for a LONG Time

I am going to leave my 08 25 RKS at my hunting and fishing club on a permanent basis. I have to wonder if it is OK or not to leave the slide out more or less permanently also.

What are pros and cons of doing this? Thanks for your assistance.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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I think I would bring it in when you are not there. I would just feel more comfortable with it in if it were mine. I have no reason to think it is a bad idea other than the long term effects of gravity.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:23 PM   #3
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Agree. Bring it in when you leave for an extended period. If for no reason than to minimize any build up of debris on top of the slide. There is nothing to be gained by leaving it out all the time.
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Our 33 RLDS has the fridge on one of the slides. I wonder if I bring it in would it be to out of level to leave the fridge on? I leave it on while traveling but the trailer is moving.
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Bring it in when your not using it... less chance for water to get in and fewer places for rodents to get in.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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Thanks to all of you. I will bring it in when I am not there.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #7
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We have our 36 BHDS on a seasonal site and we leave the slides out. 90% of the campground is seasonal sites and nobody that I know of close them in every time they go home or even during the winter months and I've never heard anybody say they had any problems. Most of these campers are used every weekend from late March until early Nov. and bringing the slides in every week would probably cause more harm than good. I will pull them in and cover the TT up during the winter close down though.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:04 PM   #8
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People that Full time leaves theirs out all time year around
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #9
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Our slides are out just at 300 days a year. Usually more and we have had no problems.
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If you're occupying the unit, you can keep up with things like leaks that would go undetected if you're not there. I would also suspect that long term exposure of seals and slide gaskets might lead to premature failure. In any regard I would never consider purchasing a previously owned TT that had been used for long term occupancy. FEMA trailers are the worst example. TT's used for full time occupancy or very long term use, simply suffer wear and tear that the occasional unit is not exposed to. If I am going to be gone for more than a few days, I would close up.
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