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Old 07-15-2016, 02:52 PM   #1
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Leave slide in or out?

We put our Rockwood 2604 on a lot by the river. It stays there for the summer and we use it on the weekends. My question is, should we put the slide in when leaving for the week? We will generally be back the next weekend or sometimes 2 weeks.

My thinking is leaving it out is less wear and tear, but it also exposes it to more weather.



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Old 07-15-2016, 03:08 PM   #2
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If you leave it out be sure to run it in and out every now and then to use the motor and keep the tracks from seizing up.

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Old 07-15-2016, 03:10 PM   #3
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Myself I would retract the slide if I were leaving for a week or more.
1. Reduces the chance of water getting into the unit.
2. Places the weight back over the axles in an even manner
3. Protects the slide seals and roof from uv rays and the elements
These are just my thoughts there may be good reasons for leaving the slide out I just wouldn't do it.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:13 PM   #4
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Like SeaDog I would also put all slides in if not using it for 4-5 days for the reasons he stated. -Glenn
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:14 PM   #5
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I put mine in. My campground neighbor leaves his out. I do it for the reasons already mentioned and so campground staff can mow around my camper.

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Old 07-15-2016, 04:51 PM   #6
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Slides in, just takes a few minutes to extend them.. With them in, it may prevent a issue that could occur when you are away. I would also turn the water supply off. Your already set up and leveled so the time consuming tasks are taken car of.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:39 PM   #7
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I have friends that have had never ran their slides in. They have lived in them for years and never moved them. I don't know if the slides will retract. They do take the blower to them every once in a while.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:54 AM   #8
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I leave mine out as does 98% (100+ campers) of the summer campground we stay at. My family as done this for more than 15 years with no issues on any of our campers. They are retracted in the fall and spring as we cannot leave our camper on our lot over the winter.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:07 AM   #9
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We leave our slides out from April 15th to Oct 15th. Never had any problems.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:51 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Wiscampsin View Post
We leave our slides out from April 15th to Oct 15th. Never had any problems.
X2, no issue with leaving the slides out, they are made and designed to be extended.

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