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Old 07-19-2016, 05:05 PM   #1
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Topper Awnings Pool water when it rains

Just checking in to see what everyone's experience is with their topper awnings over their slides.

I have noticed that when it rains, our topper awnings have pools of water on them. I climb the ladder and use a broom to clear the water from each of them before bringing the slides in.

Is this normal? This is the first time we had toppers on our slides and I am not entirely sure what to expect.
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:12 PM   #2
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Perfectly normal. Bringing in the slide will remove the water. No need to sweep it off.

Some campers put a blow up ball or two under the toppers to prevent this. Personally, I don't bother and haven't had a problem yet.
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:30 PM   #3
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Perfectly normal. Bringing in the slide will remove the water. No need to sweep it off.

Some campers put a blow up ball or two under the toppers to prevent this. Personally, I don't bother and haven't had a problem yet.
Thanks hoopers4. Eases my mind some. Didn't know how common this was.
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:38 PM   #4
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I agree with hoppers4 on oir old unit we would pull in slide to dump the water. If we were leaving the campground we would raise the nose and let it roll off the back. Just remember to raise the tear stablizer jacks first.
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Our Class C does the same thing, I used a kids dodge ball once but it meant having to take a step ladder along, and that ended that pretty quick.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:01 PM   #6
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Shortly after purchasing our rig we noticed the same thing. I don't know why they could not be attached an inch or 2 higher but the bigger the slide the more apt it is to sag and hold water.

We checked with Jayco thru our dealer and they said to bring the slide in about 6 inches and let it drain off. Then run it back out.

This has worked for us for years. Sometimes we go up on the roof with a long handled broom and sweep them.
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Thank you for sharing everyone. It is so helpful to be able to leverage the experience of others.
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I saw a camper that had thrown bungee cords over his slide toppers to pul them taunt which didn't let water pool up.
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Topper Awnings Pool water when it rains

Carefree used to make an auto tenting arm that would automatically deploy when you ran out the slide. It would give the slide cover a slight apex and prevent water from ever pooling.

I had them on my travel trailer. Was a great product... a shame that they discontinued it...


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