Originally Posted by devilsquid
Good afternoon all. I have a question that I have not seen addressed in this forum. It's getting to be that time of year to winterize so basically do you store your Solera with the slide in or the slide out for the winter? Rationale for either would be appreciated. Thanks
Squid: Interesting question. I haven't seen this addressed anywhere, either. However, thinking it through leads me to believe that the slide should not be brought all the way in so that it doesn't compress the seal to the point it takes a set. I say this thinking that it suits me to leave my slide out a couple of inches because I park my unit under a shed where it's protected from the weather; it might not be a good idea to leave it out if it's exposed to the elements.
I just ordered a can of Thetford 32778 Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner ($11.75 from Amazon) for this very purpose. Hopefully it will keep the seals soft and pliable… only time will tell if the stuff works!