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Old 03-19-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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Slide brings in water.

This is not our first camper but it is the first one that has done this. If there is any water on the top of the slide, it pools in one place and comes in when we pull the slide in. Our camper has two other slides that don't have this problem. We don't like slide toppers and not sure they would solve the problem anyway since we live on the east coast and rain very rarely comes straight down. Our dealer has tried adjusting the seal and flipping the header. I know we can take a leaf blower/broom to it before we pull it in but it just doesn't seem right. Anyone have any suggestions for a permanent fix?


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Our slide does the same thing. So, just before I disconnect the shore-power, I grab the ladder or climb on the roof and with a squeegee/ broom combo, I clean it before the slide comes in. Those gaskets are only for keeping the water/tree trash out when parked and slide extended. One of the documents from Jayco said to clean off all debris prior to closing the slide so as not to rip the gasket, incase there happens to be something on it.

Mostly water, leaves, nuts and branch parts from the storms (and squirrels) collect on the tops.

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No permanent fixes here, but...
Have you tried setting the trailer up with the 'problem' slide just a bit low so the water would run off toward the outside of the slide?
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Before running in the slide and hitching up, could you tip the trailer front up or down to drain the water off?
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Our slide does the same thing. So, just before I disconnect the shore-power, I grab the ladder or climb on the roof and with a squeegee/ broom combo, I clean it before the slide comes in. Those gaskets are only for keeping the water/tree trash out when parked and slide extended. One of the documents from Jayco said to clean off all debris prior to closing the slide so as not to rip the gasket, incase there happens to be something on it.

Mostly water, leaves, nuts and branch parts from the storms (and squirrels) collect on the tops.

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Thanks. Yes, we do clean off the debris and the last time this happened I thought we had gotten all the water off but apparently the little bit that was left puddled in a low spot and went in with the slide. As we drove home, it ended up going on the floor. I will get a squeegie for our next trip.


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No permanent fixes here, but...

Have you tried setting the trailer up with the 'problem' slide just a bit low so the water would run off toward the outside of the slide?

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Before running in the slide and hitching up, could you tip the trailer front up or down to drain the water off?


Hmmm, our auto leveling system won't allow us to set up that way, but I might try tipping it before we leave. Thanks!


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