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Old 04-28-2016, 12:05 PM   #11
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If you want to leave open the slide out, you need to install a jack to keep the bunk end from sagging, or just close it when your gone.
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Not sure what you're getting at here, but if you are talking about jacks under the slideout, the owners manually specifically says not to do this. If the trailer were to shift/settle while the slideout is fixed you can damage the slideout.
I *think* he's talking about the ends where the beds are, not the slideout.

Having said that, all the pups and hybrids I've ever seen come with supports under the beds that connect to the trailer itself, the bumper or the A-frame. I don't see why extra support would be needed? Unless they've changed since I've owned one.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:46 PM   #12
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I *think* he's talking about the ends where the beds are, not the slideout.

Having said that, all the pups and hybrids I've ever seen come with supports under the beds that connect to the trailer itself, the bumper or the A-frame. I don't see why extra support would be needed? Unless they've changed since I've owned one.
Since 2004, nearly all hybrids have had cable supported bunk ends.
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I'll say that having on numerous hybrid forums for the past 12 years, I've only seen about 5 hybrid owners with a seasonal site.

If it was me, I'd close up the bunks and slide when we left for home.
Leaving seals and canvas exposed to the elements, when you're not using it, is shortening their lifespan for no reason.

I would do that even with any camper, I see some of these trailers are so messed up leaving them open all the time, I would rather bring it all in and out each time I arrive and leave.


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Thanks for all the advice. I'm planning on closing them when I'm off site (between weekends and extended times away).


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Old 04-29-2016, 09:40 AM   #15
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I would agree, bring in the slides and folding in the beds.
We've camped at Echo Lake in RI. It is a damp campground so mildrew/mold could be an issue.
Suggest using PUGS or large SpaceBlankets @ Cabela's on beds to prevent excessive heat/UV damage.
Lastly, little critters (chipmunks, mice) love to find a place to make a home, so do what you can to discourage them. Many options on this from plug-in rodent repellents, mothballs in canisters near wheels/leverlers.
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