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Old 03-16-2016, 12:25 PM   #1
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Question about slides

I am a new owner to a 5th wheel, Blue Ridge, has 4 slides. I have a question on how to store my RV with slides extended or retracted when not in use. I am seeing slides both ways, but would like to do what is best for the RV.

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Old 03-16-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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Always bring your slideouts in when you have the unit stored. If they are left extended and a slideout develops a leak you risk water damage. Also if you have awnings over the slideouts there is a risk wind damage while youíre away. Thatís my opinion of course.
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I always put slides in for storage. Later RJD
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:08 PM   #4
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Hi Donna,
Oakman has very good advise. But, I'm going to share our situation with our 5th wheel. Currently winterized, we have our 3 slides retracted. I built shore power out to our driveway, so periodically, we've been known to go exercise the slides, even turn on the tv and do some light cleaning or tinkering....that always leads to, ok, when and where are we going to go next with this baby??!?!
So, if you're situation has it where the unit is out of sight, out of mind......? Seal 'er up the best you can. If you're making payments like we are, I've GOT to put my hands on it, check on it, play with it a bit. Seems to make the "storage period" go faster and de-winterizing go easier. Part of tinkering....?...dry lube the slide rails and monitor the house battery/s...(advantage to home shore power).

Best wishes and happy RVing
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Always bring your slideouts in when you have the unit stored. If they are left extended and a slideout develops a leak you risk water damage. Also if you have awnings over the slideouts there is a risk wind damage while youíre away. Thatís my opinion of course.
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What year and model Blue Ridge? Just curious as a fellow Blue Ridge owner.

You might want to read all the threads both in this section and the Cardinal section (Blue Ridge is made by Cardinal) regarding issues and resolutions; like seal issues around the slides.

Don't get me wrong... all RV's have their issues and the Blue Ridge is a very fine RV. We love ours! Just be knowledgeable about the issues and how to fix them before they become PROBLEMS!

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