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Old 02-22-2015, 08:23 PM   #1
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Slides in or out?

I just purchased a new TT with 2 slides on it. This is my first camper with slides and don't know much about them. My question is since I leave it at a campground through out most of the summer and camp every weekend should I leave the slides out over the week or put them in/out every weekend? I am not sure if it would hurt them or not? Also of I leave them out should I get the slide jacks to go under them? Thanks Danny.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:25 PM   #2
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IF you are gone for several days, put them in.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
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I would put them in. I also considered the slide out jacks, but after talking to 2 different dealers, the slide out jacks are a bad Idea, was told that they put a lot of stress on the slide carriage and damage the mechanism. Other people might feel differently. BTW congratulations on your upgrade!
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We have a seasonal site and no one at the cg closes their slides.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:40 PM   #5
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If it was parked most of the time at the house like mine is...slides in. My reasoning on this is that there is less exposed to the elements when retracted. Since you'll be in yours quite a bit, I'd go ahead and leave them out BUT, I'd lube everything up and condition the seals every two months or so just to be safe.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:17 PM   #6
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We on a seasonal site and our slides go out mid April and come in mid October. Nobody at our campground puts their slides in/out every weekend. And do not use any slide jacks.
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We on a seasonal site and our slides go out mid April and come in mid October. Nobody at our campground puts their slides in/out every weekend. And do not use any slide jacks.
Same here. It would be way too much hassle to shift everything around inside every weekend.
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Most dealers I have seen leave the slides out til they sell the unit.


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Old 02-23-2015, 01:02 PM   #9
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The only time our slides are in is when it is being towed. If it is parked, the slides are out!
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:05 PM   #10
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Most dealers I have seen leave the slides out til they sell the unit.



Dealers have completely different issues to worry about in opening and closing 'dozens' of slides daily.

They do not put batteries in the units until they are sold.
There would be wear and tear on the motors/slides that are not needed.
The time factor alone would kill the ideas of open vs closed.
Dealers don't 'care' about the units... get them in and get them out....water or wind damage, the 'shop' or insurance will take care of it.

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I would close mine.... and mine is not yours.... so keep it open
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