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Old 10-25-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Newbie Question-Slide In or Out

We just picked up our new motor home a Fleetwood Bounder 33U and we were wondering about the slides during storage weeks. Should the slide be in or out during storage periods and why?

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We store our moho with the slides in. It's in a storage facility and there's not room to extend the slides.

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In case of bad weather. To keep the slide toppers from aging prematurly.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:12 AM   #4
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There is no reason to leave the slide out if you are not using your R.V.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:03 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Terry Walter View Post
There is no reason to leave the slide out if you are not using your R.V.

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #6
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We've owned 3 diesel pushers and have always stored our motorhomes with the SLIDES IN! Much less wear and tear on awning over-slide covers and other seals,slides, etc!
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I don't know of a reason to store it with the slides out. There might be one but I can't think of it.
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We keep the MH in a climate controlled garage at the house. We always leave the slides out as its easier to work on thing and load or unload things. Did the same when we had a fiver here. Also leave it plugged in to a fifty amp service, have soft water on tap and a sewer dump in the floor. Also have phone and cable jacks there, but don't use them. We also leave the fridge on then its always ready to go. I just turn the hot water tank off as there is no need to heat it, and not use it. Also have floor drains in each if we want to drain the fresh water tank. If I were storing out side I would definitely put all slides in. No need to leave them out in the weather.
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If it is stored outside I would suggest keeping the slides in for all the reasons mentioned above. I also read that in high winds/rain you should retract the slides until the weather improves to prevent damage and possible water infiltration. High winds could force rainwater past the seals into the coach.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:44 AM   #10
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The confusion may come from people seeing MH displayed at a dealership with slides out. This allows customers to see the coach at it's best. Storing with the slides out is not such a good idea - with the slides in, the seals are in place and the potential for leaks, accidents and such is greatly reduced

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