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Old 04-06-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Long Term Parking Question

Are there any dangers/concerns/potential problems if I keep the two slides on my Hurricane 32A (Ford F53 gasser) extended while parked on my home pad for two to three months at a time? Since my pad is level, I do not plan on using the jacks, but I want to make sure that there is no harm in leaving the slides out for extended periods of days into months. I am talking the Metropolitan Washington DC area where wind gusts are rarely over 30-40 mph, and strong thunderstorms are occasional in the spring and summer months. My main concerns are future chassis problems and leaking, but any other warnings for anticipated problems would be appreciated. Of course I can be totally off base, but I just thought that I would solicit help from the veterans.


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Old 04-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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I would say NO Problem . We have had ours out for months on end. The only thing I would routinely do is give your seals a good coating of protectent every now and then.

ps. be sure and add stabil to your gas tank.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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WE live in our MH for 6 months of the year without moving. I silicone the slide seals every couple of months as well as dry lube on the slide tracks. I also coat the exposed portion of the leveling jacks every couple of months. Have had no chasis or leak problems problems at all.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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I don't see any reason to be concerned. Full-timers often leave their slides out for extended periods. You could run them in and out once a month for exercise, and use slideout seal lubricant, too.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:31 PM   #5
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I would like to thank all for the answers! My plan was to ask Thor, and probably still will just to know their stance on this, but I knew that this would be nothing new to a lot of you.

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Old 04-08-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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I would lower the jacks, take a load off... The suspension system and prevent any movement as you move around inside the rig.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #7
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I would lower the jacks, take a load off... The suspension system and prevent any movement as you move around inside the rig.
I agree with this. You should also cover the tires to help prevent UV damage.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:00 PM   #8
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Manufacturer probably says not to extend the slides without the leverlers being down. I'd follow that advice.
I store our rig for months at a time without the jacks down, but not with the slides out. Our manual says to level with the jacks before putting the slides out, so that's what I do.
If I store the rig level beside the house I have to have the front wheels off the ground. Since Newmar, Spartan and HWH say it's no problem I do it for months at a time.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:02 PM   #9
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Well, Thor finally answered me today:

"You can leave your slide room out if you are using the coach if Not using it you should store the coach with the room in and the jacks up"

BUMMER!
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I am really surprised about having the jacks up.
I always keep my slides in when stored at home but also keep levelers down. I am on a level slab but I want the stability of the levelers here in windy Oklahoma. I won't mention the tornadoes!
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Interesting. Tires sitting for long periods of time with a load on them is bad. I would follow-up and ask them about that specifically. I think you should have the jacks down for storage to save your tires.
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