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Old 05-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Slides left out or in

Just bought a 2009 hr endeaver pdq 40. It is set up at a campground. Not able to use it full time yet, (do to work) Maybe every other weekend. Question is do we leave slides out or pull in when not in use,(wear and tear on slides, and motors, tree branches, mother nature are concerns with sliding in and out ). What do most of ya do, or what would ya do?
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Respect Mother Nature. Bring in all sides, awnings and lower antenna's.
Wind gusts, tree branches, storms, insects, rodents and critters can cause
damage to any RV.
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In with city water turned off.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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We were under similar circumstances a few years back. We pulled in the slides when we left and put them back out the next time we arrrived. I don't think you have to worry about wear and tear. In fact, I think it makes more sense to use them for "exercise" purposes. Using things make more sense to us than letting things sit idle for long periods of time. Others will disagree, I'm sure.

Another thing we are concerned about is weather or severe weather when we're not there. Even when staying in the motorhome, if the winds pick up and gust high enough, we can hear awful noises coming from the slide toppers (if you have them) and we will usually pull the slides in as the flapping on the toppers can't be good. We witnessed the folks next to us have their toppers damaged when a huge gust of wind came along in the desert. We had already pulled our slides in and were glad we did. Most toppers are made to withstand a certain amount of wind but we just want to take precautions just in case. I think I'd also like to have the slides pulled in when there's a hailstorm, etc.

Again, many will disagree as I've heard many tell me "slide toppers are meant to withstand severe weather" so YMMV.

Just our opinion.

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What about the leveling jacks?
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What about the leveling jacks?
OK to leave them down seems to be the consensus of threads asking about storing a MH.
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My Sparton chassis manual says to put the levelers down when in storage.
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We always put the slides in when not in use., but we don't put the jacks down. Never had a problem, but don't know why it would hurt to put them down, and take some weight off the tires.
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I put my slide in when not in use and put my jacks down enough to level coach,. Just my $.02. I'm sure everyone won't agree.
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Thanks for the input on slides, I was thinking on putting them in. For peace of mind not having to worry when we're not there
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In with city water turned off.
X2, plus turn off electric unless you leave the fridge on.
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I put my slide in when not in use and put my jacks down enough to level coach,. Just my $.02. I'm sure everyone won't agree.
That's what I do, too. If, in storage and I need to do some work on it, I run the slides out.
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