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Old 12-12-2020, 01:48 PM   #1
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Slides out for extended period?

ACE 30.2.

Any downside to leaving slides out for extended periods when not in use? We are under a steel awning.

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Old 12-12-2020, 02:58 PM   #2
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I’d just make sure you keep the rubber seals moisturized. Shouldn’t hurt anything that I’m aware of.
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Old 12-12-2020, 03:20 PM   #3
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I've had ours out for a month at a time without any issues.
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Old 12-12-2020, 04:13 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys. Using plenty of Thetford to keep all my rubber moist.
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Old 12-12-2020, 04:25 PM   #5
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Fulltime 2 1/2yrs slides are always out except 4-5 hours while driving every 3-4weeks.
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:15 PM   #6
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Yup! Just keep your rubbers wet...
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:24 PM   #7
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:35 PM   #8
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I’ve already replaced the “outside-side seals” on my one small slide
They crack & tear at the mid-point between the RV wall and the slide
I used solid neoprene found on Amazon
I posted in another thread
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:38 PM   #9
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Truthfully: my slides are out, and the top vents are cracked: as long as the weather co-operates. I pull things in, and shut things down; at the first sign of rainy weather.
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:44 PM   #10
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I spray and wipe all the seals with 303 when leaving them out in the weather

In the shop they are always out
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Old 12-12-2020, 06:02 PM   #11
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I use the at so cosmetic wash wax all and there mop head and handle,fast and easy,it's the only way I can reach the top seal on my full wall slide 25ft. not much room under topper.
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Old 12-12-2020, 06:31 PM   #12
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Anyone ever insulate under and around slide out to keep the cold out
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Old 12-12-2020, 06:43 PM   #13
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Anyone ever insulate under and around slide out to keep the cold out
If insulating the slides you may as well do the entire coach, there's no more, or less, insulation in the exterior walls than the slides. The slide roofs may be not a insulated as the rest of the roof, but if you have toppers they help greatly with cooling/heating loss & look better than adding insulation on the top or sides.
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Old 12-12-2020, 08:00 PM   #14
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ACE 30.2.

Any downside to leaving slides out for extended periods when not in use? We are under a steel awning.
my slides are out for 4 months.
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Old 12-17-2020, 01:48 AM   #15
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Anyone ever insulate under and around slide out to keep the cold out


I saw this just last night.

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