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Old 09-28-2016, 05:54 PM   #11
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We keep ours in the back yard, leveled, jacks down, plugged in, and AC on 85.
As far as slides, I try to keep them in, but if I come home and find the slides out I know the DW has conducted a pantry raid.

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Old 09-28-2016, 06:28 PM   #12
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We have 3 slides and I find that if they are in , they stay much cleaner on the rubber seals. The toppers are also much cleaner.
We are not parked under any trees , which is good., however when we are camping we are almost always under trees of some sort or another. Thus the topers take the brunt of tree sap and other debris. Much easier to clean the toppers of this junk than to have some twigs and sap come into our unit with no toppers .Never mind damaging the seals When we put them in it always amazes me how much junk collects on top of the toppers. In the winter we use a product called DRI Z Air to keep the humidity down in the motor home. We check them (we use 2 ) about every 3 weeks and they collect a lot of water out of the air. Unfortunately we are not luckyenough to have a plug in for our motor home in the winter but we do start it up about every 2 - 3 weeks just to keep things lubricated. It is also covered.

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Old 09-28-2016, 07:32 PM   #13
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Since we store our TT indoors, we do so with the slides in. We also put down the stabilizers to keep the unit more stable if we are walking in it. We are on flat, level concrete (building was built to store the TT) and don't even require chocks. We haven't had problems with moisture, but, occasionally a rodent slips in, even with the traps, rodent bait, and seals on the outside and Bounce spread inside the trailer, although that problem has been getting less with the new unit (only 1 got in in 3 years). As far as a dehumidifier goes, I had one with a hose attachment to the drain and wonder if you could put the hose in the bathroom shower and let it drain into the holding tank assuming it doesn't freeze much in your area. An overflowing dehumidifier in the RV could be really messy unless you can be there often enough to empty it.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:54 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by conceptumator View Post
We keep ours stored in our driveway, slides in, leveled (as close as we can get on the sloped drive - pretty close) and plugged in, AC on and fridge running. Sure it runs up the power bill a bit but it sure is nice not to have to worry about cleaning out the fridge and cooling down the interior every time. Plus, with the Florida weather, I just like to keep it conditioned instead of humidity and heat building up inside of it constantly. Simply my preference on most of this, but I would say to keep the slides in while stored.
We do pretty much the same slides in, but it is parked under a cover on the side of my shop building.

We do turn the refrigerator off and empty it out when we get home so it is only a light dusting next time we go camping inside. Yesterday I turned it on at 7AM, temp inside was 85 Freezer and Reefer. Checked it at 5PM, temps were 5 in Freezer and 34 in reefer. We only put cooled items into the reefer and freezer so as not to cause the entire thing to warm up again.

The A/C we set at 90 and leave it run to keep the humidity down inside. This keeps the mold and mildew out.
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Old 11-30-2016, 03:39 PM   #15
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We have a camp site in Galveston and the camper spends 95% of it's time on a concrete slab with a shingled overhang. Other people leave their slide-outs, out, and eventually they start sagging and stop working. I pull mine in every time I leave. It's metal and I don't believe they are designed to leave out. They do make stabilizers for slide-outs, but to me it's much easier to pull in. And I think in a storm, they are sealed up much better in than out.

If you have a large slide-out like I do, that means it will not be level one way or another as that weight pulls the camper to the side. The down fall is that when you push out, that volume of air, and it is a lot, come directly into the camper, either past the seal or through the door if it's opened. Which means moisture and bugs are pulled into the camper. The more you do it, the more moisture and critters get pulled in. For some reason, they love to sit on the top of the slide-out.

Humidifier, in Galveston it's stiffing so we bought a humidifier with a hose and leave it in the shower and make sure all the doors are open a bit. Without it, it would start to smell musty as out last camper did, plus it so much better sleeping with no moisture in the sheets. We leave the temp at 85. Keep in mind a dehumidifier uses a lot of electricity, while not AC, it works somewhat like one and pulls a decent amount of juice.

For us, we have overhang and a shed with an outdoor shower so the one in the camper is rarely used. We also have an exterminator come and and spray inside and outside just like a home. No bug or other critter issues. It's actually surprising how many people don't use an exterminator on their campers, people who use them at home. It works, just like ti works at home.

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