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Old 07-20-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Slides in or out for storage?

Our dealer recommended that the slides be retracted for long-term storage on the 290RLT.

Most folks out our way store their units with the slides extended.

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Indoor or outdoor storage? I would never store mine outside with the slides out. The most air tight seal mine have is when they are in. If the are out a wind driven rain could leak in (it hasn't leaked yet but it could happen), the seals are mostly exposed for the sun to dry them out, easier for critters to get in because there are a couple holes on the bottom that don't completely seal up, and I wouldn't want my awnings out in the sun and wind for that long of a period.
That's my opinion.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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From Apr thru Oct our slide is out all the time(unless I'm washing it) while it is here at home awaiting it's next vacation. Alway in and out of the unit for 1 thing or another.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:58 PM   #4
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"Our dealer recommended that the slides be retracted for long-term storage on the 290RLT."

IMO, that is best.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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Mine are out all summer
when you retract them make sure that they are free of debris and they are clean otherwise that will screw up you seals
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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My 320RLT is stored under a covered metal awning with 5 foot drop sides. I always keep mine open and plugged in.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #7
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When in season, the slides are out all the time. Saves on wear and tear by not having to put them in/out multiple times when you're loading/unloading for the next trip.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:09 PM   #8
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Slides really need to be put in during off season or extended down time. It was explained to me the slide seals are rubber/vinyl and if you don't change the pressure on them from time to time they could permanently have hills and valleys and that can cause water to get inside the camper
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #9
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Slides really need to be put in during off season or extended down time. It was explained to me the slide seals are rubber/vinyl and if you don't change the pressure on them from time to time they could permanently have hills and valleys and that can cause water to get inside the camper
This is my understanding as well.
The seals get treated and put away closed.
(They usually get Oreos but not too many)
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This is my understanding as well.
The seals get treated and put away closed.
(They usually get Oreos but not too many)
So what's better....keep the slide out or keep putting it in and out every time when you're getting ready for the next trip? And what about those who live in their TT for months at a time with the slides out?
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