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Old 06-19-2015, 09:00 PM   #1
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Leave slide in or out

We are going on a Trip later this month and leaving the RW parked. The temps call out to be close to 100 all week while we are gone. Would you put the slides in and turn on the AC to about 80 or leave them out while we are gone? We are in the Pacific Northwest and don't get the storms of the Midwest or east. Wondering what others would do.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:38 PM   #2
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Realistically, I think they cool better with the slides out (based on when I try to pre-cool mine down the road). It's a good question, not sure what I would do.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:40 PM   #3
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Of course the hottest days so far and we will be gone. Figures
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:03 PM   #4
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I would leave mine out. What's the difference if you are there the entire time with them out or you are gone with them out? When we used to workamp we would leave for a week or two and we always left them out and set the air up a little but I would not turn the air off. Leaving them out should be no problems with storms and any storm that would cause a problem would probably cause a problem even if they were left in.
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Leave them out. As Rick said they are designed to be out as a fulltime unit. Just set your air to 80 to keep things from melting and you are good to go.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:50 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the input. I was leaning that way. to leave them out.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:34 AM   #7
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They sit on the dealers lots sometimes for a year or more out. I would think out would be fine.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:39 AM   #8
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Yes out. Your vents would be under your slides or partially covered with them In.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:56 AM   #9
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Leave them out. But the A/C vents are in the ceiling. Heat ducts and registers are in the floor.

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No heat or cooling ducts are blocked when slides are in, the return air ducts are above the slides, but not blocked. I would/ have left them out & on one occasion the park operator ask that I put them in while gone cause they were going to mow & would be out of their way, I wondered what if I had been there.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:35 AM   #11
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I agree they are not blocked... but they are impaired IMO :-)
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Just to be different I guess I'd say to store them in. It gives your air conditioners less cubic feet to cool by close to half and brining the slides in will help block the seals from uv Rays. Also if the freak storm does come through its better protected. (We never get weird weather here in the NW.
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If I leave ours parked for any length of time with the power on in the summer I always bring the slides in, easer to cool, less chance for some thing to go wrong.
Now in the winter, our front slide blocks the vent up front, that is the only one that gets blocked when the slides are brought in.
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Just to be different I guess I'd say to store them in. It gives your air conditioners less cubic feet to cool by close to half and brining the slides in will help block the seals from uv Rays. Also if the freak storm does come through its better protected. (We never get weird weather here in the NW.

I agree. In our 36Rl none of the heating vents or cooling vents are blocked with the slides in. There is significantly less volume to cool and/or heat with the slides are in. If I am leaving for an extended period of time, I always put in the slides, set the front A/C thermostat to 80 and the furnace (rear A/C to heat) thermostat to 60. If only cooling is likely needed, I set the rear A/C thermostat to cool mode and 83.
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I would leave them in.....

The rv is sealed tighter to help protect against the weather, bugs and critters with the slides in. Why expose the slide toppers and rubber seals to extra wear and tear from the elements and sun rays? Also, the slide rooms (although well built) are not as well insulated as the rest of the coach
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