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Old 01-19-2014, 03:59 PM   #1
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Slide out open or closed

Is it best to leave slide out opened or closed when not in use. I have heavy squirrel traffic in my neighborhood. Can squirrels get into the camper when slide out is open?

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Old 01-19-2014, 04:02 PM   #2
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No sense in just leaving it open especially if it is outdoors.........Mine sits all winter in a climate controlled garage and my slide is in unless we go on a weekend camping adventure.......
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:17 PM   #3
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Howdy and welcome! We don't have a TT, but we store the RV with slides in.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:21 PM   #4
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Squirrels are very adept at getting into small crevices and openings I'd opt for slides closed when left unattended for any length of time.
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Hi and

Slides in when stored or not in use.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:38 PM   #6
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Closed especially if unattended for some time. Along comesa wind and rain store and the possibility of damage.
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