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Old 04-27-2016, 08:28 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! I recently set up our new 233S at our seasonal site in Rhode Island and camping starts Friday!!

The questions I have are simple:

1- How many hybrid owners have seasonal sites? and if so
2- What are your opinions on keeping your bunk ends/slides open when off site?

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Old 04-27-2016, 08:37 PM   #2
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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.
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I wouldn't want to subject the canvas, screens, and thread to UV continuously for an entire season.
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I agree. If you are not there, I would close the bunk ends at least. It's not hard to close the bunk ends and reopen them when you Return. The weather will damage them quickly. 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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Old 04-28-2016, 06:21 AM   #5
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I would close up.

Where in RI is your seasonal site??


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Old 04-28-2016, 06:29 AM   #6
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I would close up.

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Old 04-28-2016, 11:27 AM   #7
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The very first year we went seasonal we were in a 12' pop-up. We went through the whole process of putting it up/down every weekend. Not long afterward, my parents joined us in the same CG in a hybrid. They also put their ends up every weekend. They did keep the slide out all year though.

Since we've moved up to a TT and now a fiver, we always put the slides out in April and don't pull them back in until October. 99% of the other seasonal campers are the same.

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Bunk ends up every weekend. Slides should be OK to leave out.
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I had mine on my lake lot for over a year. My buddy still has his there.


It depends on what you mean by "while you are away"...


If we left for the day to go out on the boat of whatever, then we left everything out. But when we left after staying the weekend, we closed everything up. If you want to leave for extended times with the bunks out, you probably should leave the door unlocked. That way thieves wont cut your canvas to shreds when they steal all your stuff.

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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.
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 wouldn't leave the bunk ends out when gone during the week, but the slides should be fine. We leave ours out pretty much all summer when its parked in the yard. Slide topper is nice to have when doing that.
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When we first went seasonal we had the hybrid we traveled with. After a month we bought a new TT. When we were at the site we always used space blankets on the tent ends to keep them clean and help with interior temp control. We did the Reflectix mod in the tent end windows to help when we used the heat and AC. But when we left for the week we did put the ends in.

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