Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Corryton,Tennessee (knoxville)
Posts: 175
long term slide out ?

My parents are moving up from Florida to Tennessee in a few months and until they buy something they are going to be staying in my trailer while they are here. i've heard some stories about slides becoming stuck after leaving them out from people who use them on seasonal sites. I'm wondering if i should just pull them in and out maybe once a week or so just to keep everything working?

eandsphotography is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
Head Rambler
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 3,281
Mines been out for several weeks at the time since I've owned it. The only time it's in is when it's being towed. I've hnever had a problem with it sticking. If you're concerned get some silicone slide lube and spray the seals.

Salem 29RKSS Pushing a 2500 Mega-Cab CTD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
powerboatr's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: homebase Quitman Texas at Lake Fork
Posts: 1,388
longest time we left em out was about 6 months
worked like a champ
however, now i run em in once a month if we sit to long
ours are hydraulic, so it helps to move fluid around
i did find a leak once, seems a line came loose whilst we were just sitting
Living in the Piney Woods of Texas.
powerboatr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2008, 04:39 PM   #4
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 46
I'm curious to see what the responses will be on this topic.

When we did our PDI, the tech told us that it would be okay to leave the slide out for extended periods but not to support it with jacks as the weight of the slide provides the seal.

At the end of this month we will be storing our TT at home and have the same question.
Dave and Robin
2001 Chev Silverado 3500 DRW 8.1L
2008 Rockwood 8296SS
Equal-i-zer WDH
davenrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2008, 07:17 PM   #5
The Jolly Mon
NDJollyMon's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ND...HELP!
Posts: 1,674
Send a message via Yahoo to NDJollyMon
At the seasonal lot...everyone leaves them out. I only close mine in the winter storage months...and many don't even do that. Ours don't matter what Mother Nature has dropped. So good.

Good move them in and out once in awhile...and maintenance is important. Seal lube would be a great maintain those seals.

Another thing to note: Those slide roofs will be exposed to more gunk, debris, bird droppings, tree sap, leaves, squirrels, rain, hail, etc. Keep them clean, and check them they may need extra attention.

We leave them out all summer...but I'll be sure to roll them a time or two and dress the seals.
Pete (Jolly Mon)

2014 Jayco Whitehawk 24 RBS
2004 Nissan Titan LE, 4x4
Equal-i-zer hitch
NDJollyMon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 03:16 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 18
I have always thought it good practice not to leave them out. I store mine with it closed, even though it means that I have to run it out to get to the bunkhouse if I need to. If I had a seasonal site I would probably run it in and out each time I was there and lube it before that to keep everything working...

symbasden is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 AM.