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Old 01-10-2022, 08:18 AM   #1
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Slide in or out

I have my trailer winterized by my driveway, plugged in to the shore power to keep the dehumidifier running, water lines blown with air, antifreeze in all traps and tanks - standard things.

I do not use cover, it sits on open air. Do you think it makes any difference if I leave the slide out or shall I retract it in? I don't seem to find any information on that and I'm not sure if it makes any difference. In my area there's no risk of prolonged snow accumulation to sit on the roof.
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Old 01-10-2022, 08:48 AM   #2
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If mine is just sitting outside not being used, I prefer the slide in. My theory being it's sealed up better and that makes for less chance for leaks around the slide.
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Old 01-10-2022, 08:59 AM   #3
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Old 01-10-2022, 09:57 AM   #4
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Slides in. Also leave a roof vent open for circulation. Never any need for a dehumidifier. Plugged in to keep batteries charged - just check the water level every so often.
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Old 01-10-2022, 10:08 AM   #5
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Only leave a roof vent open if you have the vent cover or under a roof to keep rain out.
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You are correct. The first thing we put on if not already installed are vent covers. Just slipped my mind that others may not have them.
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Old 01-11-2022, 12:46 PM   #7
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Keeping slide/slides in does make sense even if in my case that blocks access to the rear half of the trailer. I was more of curious if there were any official recommendations you would be aware of. Anyways, I rolled the slide in to sleep with peace of mind from now on ;-)
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I agree with Lloyd and the others. Slides in. For the very reasons Lloyd mentioned. It also helps keep the interior (a little) warmer.
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:27 PM   #10
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Slide out

I put our slide in, because we get snow and it is one less place to clean off.
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