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Old 02-21-2017, 12:09 PM   #1
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We're new with the RV world and have a 2015 Winnebago Sightseer 33C

Is it prudent to leave slides partially out when parked to allow more room to clean etc?
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:21 PM   #2
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Inside or Outside? Inside open all the way so you can clean the whole area. Of you mean on outside, so you can get behind the areas covered by the slides? Good idea since that area can accumulate a lot of dirt.
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:28 PM   #3
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Have your slides "ALL the way retracted OR ALL the way extended"!!!!!
If you don't do this your slide's computer "brain" will loose count of the revolutions of the slide mechanism and either hang up or jamb..
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While stored I keep my slides closed. I do leave my three roof vents open (they have covers) and keep a couple windows cracked.

I keep water in both toilet bowls so the seals don't dry out and leave the refrigerator doors open to prevent mold.

I would suggest either completely open or completely closed.
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We're new with the RV world and have a 2015 Winnebago Sightseer 33C

Is it prudent to leave slides partially out when parked to allow more room to clean etc?
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IMO it's seldom "prudent" to do anything part way/partially.
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Sorry, I had to post to say when I saw "Prudent", all I could think of was Dana Carvey doing his impression of George H.W. Bush :-)

Also, slides should be operated continuously from closed to open, then open to closed - and not paused in between.
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Sorry, I had to post to say when I saw "Prudent", all I could think of was Dana Carvey doing his impression of George H.W. Bush :-)

Also, slides should be operated continuously from closed to open, then open to closed - and not paused in between.
My first thought too. LOL

I agree with all in or all out, also.
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We're new with the RV world and have a 2015 Winnebago Sightseer 33C

Is it prudent to leave slides partially out when parked to allow more room to clean etc?
Nope. Your weather seals are designed to keep the weather out on the slides when they are 1) fully retracted, or 2) fully extended. The interim positions allow air gaps which bring in weather and critters.

Also -- most slide manufacturers recommend you extend the slide fully in one cycle, or retract fully in one cycle. As saddlesore stated, your system could lose it's memory and get confounded (that means screwed up ).
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NO!
Have your slides "ALL the way retracted OR ALL the way extended"!!!!!
If you don't do this your slide's computer "brain" will loose count of the revolutions of the slide mechanism and either hang up or jamb..
Our previous 5ers all said in or out, no stopping in between. They didn't have a computer for anything, but in-between stopping could cause the slide to get cocked/in a bind and break something; which I did once, broke a roll-pin in a gear N lead screw.
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