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Old 07-24-2007, 04:52 PM
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When ya'll park your rigs for weeks or months at a time do ya'll leave your slides out or keep them in? I kept mine in on my travel trailer but I have a buddy that leaves his out all the time on his 5 ER. Just wondering what to do with all 3 of mine in my new rig. TIA Jason
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:18 PM
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basically - if you leave them out - you will be exposing the slideout awnings to debris and weather, most importantly the sun - if there aren't any slideout awnings, then the slides will be what collects the debris and weather and then when you slide the slides in it could damage the seals keeping all that stuff out...

but keeping them out does make it easier to manuver inside the trailer around while being parked..
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:29 PM
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He hit the nail on the head. I leave mine in and run it out when I am messing around with things inside.
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:49 PM
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well thats what I've always done also
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:59 PM
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yah - lots of people leave them out - but if I had slides, I would defiantely store it with them closed.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:04 PM
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Leaving it in is better I think. On mine there is a rubber weathershripping and the less it is exposed to the elements the better. I have a 25' frontier with 2 slides. That is my opinion man.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:12 AM
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Most of the trailer dealers leave the slide-outs permanently extended on the units for sale on their lots.
If you want to leave them out and are concerned about the weight, use slide-out supports, they are not that expensive. Magna Tech, Inc. - RV Slideout Stabilizers
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:21 AM
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i have heard that there are issues with slide outs leaking. anyone have any trouble on here.


oh and on dads camper, he stored his with the slide outs in
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One of the features of the Carriage trailers is that they don't need slide awnings... The slides also have rubber roofs and they slant.. On the trailer side they have large "squeegees" on the top and sides that clean anything off as you are closing the slides... I cover all rubber with 303 Aerospace Protectant so there are no worries about dry rot...

I leave the slides out all the time and "exercise" them from time to time by pulling them in for awhile and then pushing them back out... I have had no problems with anything this way....

Ken....
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:21 PM
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The best thing to do is close everything and store in a shed or building. Then the sun and water is off of everything. It lasts longer, looks better, and resells much higher than a mildewed, faded one that sits outside.
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