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Old 06-07-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
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Slides out?

Taking a poll, do you leave slides out or in if not using camper for a week or two. A fellow at work left his slide out, his camper was not leveled and rain water just let itself right in. In a bad way, considerable damage occurred. He does not have toppers he thinks that would not had happened he had gotten the toppers. Crazy right? Toppers are no substitute for seals. Just curious who leaves slides out.

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Old 06-07-2015, 11:00 AM   #2
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We have toppers and leave the slides out 24/7 unless traveling.

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Old 06-07-2015, 11:28 AM   #3
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In so no bugs,rats,snakes,or water gets in!
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:54 AM   #4
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I leave the slides out at home but only because I'm nearby to address any problems immediately - like horizontal rain finding its way in... At home we're plugged into 110 so the MaxxAir fans can circulate air & our fridges can stay cold - no need to unpack condiments, etc. Leaving the slides open allows us to wash clothes & re-pack when its convenient.

However, if I were leaving it for a couple weeks at a permanent site, I would store it with the slides in. IMO its much cheaper to fix a burned-out slide motor vs. repairing water damage.
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:10 PM   #5
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We are on a level concrete pad on the side of our house with 50 AMP service. We usually leave our slides out (we have toppers) and even leave the A/C on in the summer because I enjoy puttering about and Mod'ing things in the camper

DW & I will even fire up the TV and sit out in the camper and watch TV or surf the web - we own it so we might as well use it!
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:06 AM   #6
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I was told that in or out makes no difference. However, out all the time will let UV rays deteriorate the rubber in the 'inside' seals faster. I am out only when I am actually using it, but there are plenty of guys at the lake that leave them out full time

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Old 06-08-2015, 10:17 AM   #7
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I leave mine out.
Been through 2 heavy rain/hail storms.
No problems.

P.S. It was level.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:21 AM   #8
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We've been permanent for 5 years now and have always left the slides out from April to October. Never had any problems. 99% of the other permanents in our CG do the same.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:27 AM   #9
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In so no bugs,rats,snakes,or water gets in!
This is Funny, if Slides IN solves the (Mice & Bug/Ant) problem then (LOTS) of FRF Members are (Storing) their units with the Slides (OUT)! Youroo!!
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:05 PM   #10
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In, always unless we are using it. Both ACs set at 80 F.

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