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Old 11-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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We store our RW under cover. My question is should the slides be stored in or out?
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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I don't think it matters if they are in or out if it is in an enclosure. However they do recommend that if your slides are out for an extended period of time that you do run them in and back out every once in a while to keep seals & mechanisms from drying out.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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I don't think it matters if they are in or out if it is in an enclosure. However they do recommend that if your slides are out for an extended period of time that you do run them in and back out every once in a while to keep seals & mechanisms from drying out.
Thank you. That makes sense. First warm day I'll give them a workout.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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I don't think it matters if they are in or out if it is in an enclosure. However they do recommend that if your slides are out for an extended period of time that you do run them in and back out every once in a while to keep seals & mechanisms from drying out.
How often is an extended period? 5 months? Just curious, sometimes we won't move locations for a few months.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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I plan to complete a monthly maintenance routine if we park for more than 1 month - move slides in/out, clean, spray lub & move landing gear up & down, clean top of slides, lub the stairs, check all vents for nests, etc.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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I'm inclined to say that when we store in the winter for prolonged freezing weather, trying to operate the slides and other equipment would be more harm than good.
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I plan to complete a monthly maintenance routine if we park for more than 1 month - move slides in/out, clean, spray lub & move landing gear up & down, clean top of slides, lub the stairs, check all vents for nests, etc.
You're right. RV 101 takes about an hour and a half hours and is well worth it. For my winter storage I just check it to see how it is and PRAY for April. It's our Redwood shrine to an early spring.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:23 AM   #8
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I wouldn't store my unit in cold weather with the slides out unless it was in a heated building. You are taking a bigger chance of getting frost etc. in the unit. I was referring to a unit stored in a moderate environment or a heated building.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:44 AM   #9
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I think my slide seal tighter out than in. Last winter I left mine out without any problems at all. The only problem someone could have is snow or ice build up so you couldn't move the trailer if you wanted to.
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