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Old 05-08-2016, 11:01 AM   #1
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Melbourne no slideout awnings

After considering all our options, we bought a 2017 Melbourne. We thought it the best buy for our money. On our first camping trip, pulled in the bedroom slide and rain water poured on to the floor. We had to take a towel and mop up the rain on the slide top before it got on the bed. Is this normal in raining weather?
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:32 AM   #2
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they are only sealed full in or full out. if you pull them in while its raining, water may get inside. if you can its not a bad idea to slope your unit if you can to help the rain shed off away from the unit
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:53 AM   #3
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That's one reason I won't go without slide toppers.
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I know what you are saying Grumpy however, I have been reading the many posts on toppers here and I would be much more inclined to spend the scratch on them if it wasn't for the fact that they need to be monitored and I'm not a big fan of having to put beach balls and what not under the material to prevent pooling plus, I would think they would still need to have branches and leaves swept away before reeling in or wouldn't they just get rolled in and crunching upon retraction? I may need a bit more convincing to justify such.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:46 PM   #5
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I I'm not a big fan of having to put beach balls and what not under the material to prevent pooling plus, I would think they would still need to have branches and leaves swept away before reeling in or wouldn't they just get rolled in and crunching upon retraction? I may need a bit more convincing to justify such.
Haven't had to put a ball under one yet....leaves and debris usually fall off the end as they roll up.

If they are installed properly you should never have a problem.
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Haven't had to put a ball under one yet....leaves and debris usually fall off the end as they roll up.

If they are installed properly you should never have a problem.
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Like Grumpy, I too have not had any of the problems you mention. When installed properly they should be put at a level where the water runs away from the unit when the slides are pulled in. Branches, yea, maybe on a windy day a few might get it there but I've yet to "sweep" any out. Not to say that I still check just as a precautionary measure!

Just saying.......
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:50 PM   #7
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After we purchased our Melbourne 24k, our biggest disappointment was that we were told by the dealer that they couldn't install slide awnings. They told us that in the back the awning would block the back camera. On the side slide, it's too narrow between the top of the RV and the slide. We've always had slide toppers and really think they're necessary! The side awning would have cost us $275, well worth the cost.
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I installed one on mine, 2009 Greyhawk have not had to use a beach ball or had any trouble with twigs or leaves.
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Also installed on my '15 Greyhawk. They are well worth the money!
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X3 on the covers - no probs. Had the dealer throw them in at no $ as part of the purchase negotiation last year.
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