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Old 06-03-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Closing slide out in rain

Hey, I have a question, just got back from a weekend camping trip and it was the first time I had to close the rear slide on my X213 in rain.....how do you stop the seat cushions and sofa from getting wet? There wasn't alot of water but enough to bug me. I know the slide has gaskets that are supposed to squeegie the water.....but I still have some water drip on the seats..
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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We don't have that problem with our 308 because it has a slide topper. On our old Terry I would raise the tongue jack a little bit so the water woul run off , then run the slide in.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #3
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You could tilt the unit uneven while hitching up so the water runs off the roof first.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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That is why I have the slide topper...
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #5
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I don't have a slide topper on my slide.., so I get on my step ladder (the compact multi purpose kind) to check for debris before closing the slide. I do the same in the rain, but I throw an old bath towel over the end of a broom and drag it across the top of the slide getting most of the water off before closing the slide.

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:22 PM   #6
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We just run ours in and wipe off the top from inside if it is wet.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #7
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Well because the 213 can't have a slide topper (not possible) I usually just drag the picnic table over and take the broom and brush off the top of the slideout. The squeegee seems to do a pretty good job on our slideout. We have also started putting the couch cushions on the bed instead of on the dinette as my slideout has marked up one of the cushions while it slides in and out.
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Check for level on the width of your trailer when you set up....If anything favor a tilt twards the bumb out.
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Thanks everyone, I will bring my little giant ladder with me. Next time we go camping......there was a few pine needles too when I opened it up after getting home. No more weekend camping for us until the end of June......I am on call for work....sigh....lol
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I think I came across this idea on this forum but not sure. Most of the sites we camp at have electricity so I bought a small leaf blower. My slide is about 19 feet and so is my awning. Cleaning them both off is a chore when breaking camp. I have a small stepladder that gets me high enough to blow both debris and water off. It was a great idea on someones part.
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