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Old 01-14-2020, 11:19 AM   #1
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Opening Slides In Cold Weather

I need to take a measurement of a cabinet that is blocked by the retracted slide. The temps are in the 30s to 40s. Is that too cold to extend and then retract the slides? I don't know if it matters, but they are the hydraulic rack and pinion type of slides, not the Schwintek.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:27 AM   #2
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:30 AM   #3
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Thanks. Didn't want to damage anything. We have never had an issue with the seals and I didn't want to start now.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:50 AM   #4
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As mentioned, should be no problem.
You could always run your furnace a bit first. (providing you have a heated underbelly)

I am never too concerned about running them out.
It's closing them with snow or ice that I'd have concerns about.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:51 PM   #5
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Heated underbelly

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As mentioned, should be no problem.
You could always run your furnace a bit first. (providing you have a heated underbelly)

I am never too concerned about running them out.
It's closing them with snow or ice that I'd have concerns about.

How do you know if you have a heated underbelly or not. The bottom of my Forest River Freedom Express Coachman 248RBS is covered, does that mean it is heated?
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:32 PM   #6
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No, just having it covered does not mean it is heated. Generally, they are not heated unless there are specific ducts that direct heat down there. I know just our tanks are heated.
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I have opened mine, which is hydraulic, in freezing temps. It may be a bit slower, but it opens just fine. Be cautious of any ice that could be on the seals. That might cause the rubber to tear loose.
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:04 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies. It is going up into the upper 40s today so I will open then just to make sure. I know there will be no ice then.
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I have opened mine, which is hydraulic, in freezing temps. It may be a bit slower, but it opens just fine. Be cautious of any ice that could be on the seals. That might cause the rubber to tear loose.
I opened mine and tore one of the top rubber seals all to #*#@!!!!!!!

Do you ever get a mild day---above freezing???????
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