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Old 04-22-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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Seasonals-slide in or out

If you seasonal camp or leave your set up rig on a site for an extended stay, do you put your slides in or leave them out?

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Old 04-22-2014, 07:48 PM   #2
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Why would you want to subject the slides and seals to weather when you aren't there?

Pull them in

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Old 04-22-2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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Bring them in.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:45 PM   #4
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In the past I've left them out and am reconsidering this year with new trailer and cg.
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A friend with a new 40ft coach on a seasonal site, couldn't see the point in bringing in the slides. A strong wind tore the slide awning and roller bar off the full length driver side slide and bent the bar over top the roof. After replacing the slide awning, his second one did the same thing in the next strong wind. Happily for him he has deep pockets.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:50 AM   #6
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were seasonal and our slides go out May 1st and in Oct 15th. There's over 400 seasonal in our CG and I cant think of one that brings them in unless there going to be gone for a few weeks.
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I agree with Mowin
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:37 PM   #8
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I always pull in the slides when we aren't there for a few days. Reason? A microburst wind came thru the campground and those with the slides out got moved backward about 10' and lost toppers and had slide damage and more. We tailgate at this place for three months a year and I had noticed that wind usually comes straight at the campers and coaches. So I also chocked the rear wheels. Glad I did that too.
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I have had my Gulf Stream with 2 slides on the same campsite since 2007. It's hasn't moved. I pull the slides out late March and put them in early November.
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It just depends.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:49 PM   #11
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If there was a micro burst strong enough to move my camper, id have other things to worry about, like a pine tree on top of the camper.
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I leave them out during the time the campground is open, unless I decide to take it somewhere else.
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You might want to check your owners manual.

Ours suggests operating the slides at least once a month.
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I like my rig too much to take a needless and potentially huge $ risk.

I know folks that leave them out and have never had a problem. I know others that did so and had tons of problems in leaks, topper damage, and mechanical failures like slides not working when they wanted to move.

Each to their own choices.
Best of luck to you all, but I hedge my bets.

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