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Old 04-27-2015, 10:11 PM   #181
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If you pull the slide in too fast when it is raining water can build up behind the rubber wiper and sneak inside the trailer at the corners. We had it happen once. Now I just move the slide a foot or two and give it a moment for water to run off the top before continuing.
The top of the slide will be a little wet inside the trailer for your trip home, but you wont have water dripping or anything.

If you camp under trees make sure to sweep any leaves or other junk off the slide before closing
I bring my battery operated leaf blower now to blow off the slide roof before closing
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:17 AM   #182
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I bring my battery operated leaf blower now to blow off the slide roof before closing
Funny you say that. I was looking into those 3lbs $20 mini leaf blowers (corded) on eBay last week. May buy one but had another thought, which would help on rainy days...

Have any X213 owners ever added a slide out rolling cover? I see Carefree has a couple of options in their "Acsent", "Kover", and "Slideout Cover" lines. A leaf blower is cheaper, but these would be a no worry, never need to think about it, option.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:22 PM   #183
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We tried to get a slide out cover added to our X213 but were told there was not enough support on the back to hold it in place. I'll be interested if anyone has been able to install on the X213
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Our dealer said it was possible. But I wasn't interested. What trailer covers do you guys use?
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:45 PM   #185
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We usually crank the trailer up in the front to allow the water to run off the slide out before we slide it in.

Also, I shove the picnic table beside the slideout and stand on it to brush off the slide before we slide it in. 5 years and no water inside.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:06 AM   #186
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Hello there fellow x213 owners,

Has anyone had the need to lock the cargo/bottom bunk door in such a way so that it cannot be opened from the inside?

We're trying to figure out the best sleeping arrangements for our kids, and the concern is with the toddler being able to open that door.

We've though of a few different ideas, from covering the latch on the inside with a piece of wood or some other obstruction, or modifying the either the deadbolt or handle in a way to disable them from the inside. By the looks of it, the handle seems to have a pin that might operate somewhat like the pin that holds a watch strap on - I may be able to tap it out and take the main handle off.

Looking for some other potential solutions we may not have thought of before I start fiddling... thanks all!
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:29 AM   #187
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Also wondering is any of you have put up a gate or barrier of some kind at the bunk entrances to make them more like a crib than a bed? TIA.
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:02 PM   #188
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I always hesitate at disabling an exit. You never know what situation you might be in, you may want that door to be operable from the inside.

We had some of the same fears with our young kids on that bunk. We never showed them how to open the door. They never tried turning the red lock and pulling on the handle. Now our kids are old enough to know not to touch it.

What about some sort of hook/latch that you can screw in at the mattress level? The kids won't know that it is there, since the mattress is hiding the hook and loop, but in case of emergency you can still unhook it.
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We have our toddler sleep with us on the King. No worries about the door or falling off the bunk that way.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:23 AM   #190
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There's no more room SilverEscape We already have a 4 month old in with us
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