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Old 05-30-2016, 06:25 AM   #1
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Slides in or out

Hello again, We are leaving the RV for about four days trying to decide if we should close the slides or leave them out? I am going to shut water down and turn propane off,but leave electric on awnings are in roof vents have covers so leaving them opened a little any help always appreciated

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Old 05-30-2016, 06:29 AM   #2
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I've done it both ways. Depending on your location and possibility of storms would drive my decision. Also location of vehicle, camp site out in open, under trees, etc.
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:30 AM   #3
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I can't think of a reason to bring them in. Full timers leave them open much longer than that
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:37 AM   #4
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Hello again, We are leaving the RV for about four days trying to decide if we should close the slides or leave them out? I am going to shut water down and turn propane off,but leave electric on awnings are in roof vents have covers so leaving them opened a little any help always appreciated



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"But leave electric on awnings" ? Due to weather changes and being unattended and it only takes one finger on a button be on the safe side and close and no worries.
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:39 AM   #5
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No down side to bringing them in. We do if leaving unattended for a few days. Up side is if it does rain heavily you won't be worrying about a driving rain pushing water through the slide seals...
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:05 AM   #6
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"But leave electric on awnings" ? Due to weather changes and being unattended and it only takes one finger on a button be on the safe side and close and no worries.
There should be a comma on there: leave electric on, awnings...
I would never leave my awnings out unattended.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:58 AM   #7
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We bring them in. As mentioned, never know what the weather may bring. And also if say leaving the AC on to protect against overheating, it will work a bit easier with less area to cool.

Another recent reason for us, was when we were in Yuma for two months, with a few multi days away from the coach. Yeah the heat, but also they had a few days of good winds and sand storms too. So why abuse the slide toppers more then needed!

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We leave our slides out all the time we are camping. I do put the topper supports (see link below) out if we are staying more than a night or so and if there is any chance of rain!

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Why subject the slide seals to any more adverse conditions than you absolutely have to? I would bring them in.
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Since you're in Georgia and with all the rains the SE has been having, I'd definitely leave the slides in. Never leave the awnings out if you're not there to monitor the weather. Take every precaution you can.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:50 PM   #11
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No down side to bringing them in.
+1 Most people never retract them while camped, but if it helps you sleep while away, go for it. There's no situation where having the slides out would have been better than bringing them in.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:51 PM   #12
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I would pull them in if I wasn't going to be around.

Not much can go wrong with them in !!
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:52 PM   #13
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Just in case I will bring them in. When gone away for that period of time, be careful and be smart. It won't hurt to close everything in. Better safe than sorry.


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Old 06-02-2016, 07:42 AM   #14
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I leave mine out; one light and radio on. Slides in tells crooks that the RV is unattended.
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