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Old 05-24-2014, 05:27 AM   #1
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Slide Outs in or out???

I am picking up my (new to me) unit today, our second but the first with slides.
My question, when parked at home, should I have the slide outs in or out??
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:48 AM   #2
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Your choice..........open .....more wear and tear when not being used(sitting open), closed, slides are not subjected to the elements.
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We leave ours in, in case of bad weather, out for maintenance and cleaning, congratulations on your new motorhome.
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If not in use I would leave closed unless its in a closed garage.
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In usually for the slides. And jacks down. Then slides Extended if cleaning, working inside, using ham radio or watching TV there.
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Hi doversport,
Congrats on your new to you coach. Like others have posted, my slides are in unless there is a reason for having them out. Jacks are also stored (up).
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I am picking up my (new to me) unit today, our second but the first with slides.
My question, when parked at home, should I have the slide outs in or out??
Both IMO. We do both for the exercise and when more space is needed inside, but it's mostly in and I don't really like having the topper spring stretched out for long periods, along with more canvas being exposed to this murderous tropical sun.
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I don't mind the in-and-out exercising the slides, but for safety (slide corners are head-bangers) and protection of the slide toppers (we get a fair amount of wind) we have the slides retracted most of the time. \ken
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I think this is just a matter of personal preference. We keep our slides out when parked at home. We also keep the A/C set to 80 in the summer and the heat set to 50 in winter.
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I am picking up my (new to me) unit today, our second but the first with slides.
My question, when parked at home, should I have the slide outs in or out??
When you say "parked at home", is that where the vehicle will be stored? If only temporarily "parked at home", say for cleanup, loading, etc. then slides out for easy access. For storage, I'd say slides IN.

Congrats on the new RV, and post some pics for us!!
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I think this is just a matter of personal preference. We keep our slides out when parked at home. We also keep the A/C set to 80 in the summer and the heat set to 50 in winter.

I keep my MH at my office, I have installed a 50 amp circuit. I am keeping the A/C on - set at 85 degrees. Since this is Mobile, Alabama, the ac runs most all day. Is this going to do any damage? I'm thinking it will just lesson the life of the ac and use more electricity - but am I missing anything else?
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My question, when parked at home, should I have the slide outs in or out??
Yes. If you have reason to have one or more out, e.g. you want the space or access that the slide provides, by all means do so. If you don't need them out, stow them away to minimize wear and tear.
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