Originally Posted by al7601
I'm picking up an 08 Jay feather 311 which has 2 slide outs but no awnings over the slides. Being that I've never owned a trailer with slides I'm unsure what's the best way to protect and prevent water from coming in. What's recommended?
The slide seals should prevent water from coming in without 'toppers'. Are your seals in good condition? We didn't have toppers last year and didn't have any problems.
As suzhou said, you'll need to check
, and possibly clean off, the tops of your slides each time
you bring them in. You don't want debris on top of the slide jamming into your slide seals and damaging them.
Since you have slides on both sides, you can have the trailer slightly
nose up or down when you setup so that water drains better if it rains. When we camp (or the trailer is parked at the house), I have the slide side slightly down so the rain water stays away from the slide seal and the trailer slightly nose up.