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Old 07-19-2017, 07:02 PM   #1
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Slide Topper-Storms?

This is my first trailer with a slide and associated slide topper.

During a storm with high winds (25+), does anyone bring in their slide(s) that has a topper or experienced any damage to their slide topper do to high winds? What is the standard rule of thumb regarding this topic?

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Old 07-19-2017, 07:27 PM   #2
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Never had any issues and been in some 50-60 mph gusts.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:28 PM   #3
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We definitely don't bring ours in since it contains the dinette/bed that our son uses. Of course our slide only goes out 2' and is around 8' long, so we may not be the norm.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:39 PM   #4
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Nope never have. We have had some really strong winds and never had a problem.
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:08 PM   #5
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When the wind is whipping the slide topper to where it's too noisy to sleep... we pull in the slide. Other than that, if we can stand the flapping... we let it flap. In 7 years, we pulled the slides in twice - and that was probably in 35+ mph winds.
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:48 PM   #6
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We had ours out overnight on the Outer Banks in June with gusts to 35 mph. No damage but the flapping sounds kept DW awake most of the night. The Greyhawk was rocking even though it was setting on the Bigfoot levelers.

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Old 07-20-2017, 05:18 PM   #7
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35 mph winds and never a problem. Woke up because 5er was rocking.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:19 PM   #8
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The only thing I do is after the storm is over if there is water pooled on the topper I will run the slide in, then back out to empty/drain the water. Other than that we just leave them out. Never had a problem or damage.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:55 PM   #9
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Never pulled our slide in due to wind and I've never heard it flapping either. I have the thermal package which I believe has extra insulation on the slide roof and floor. Maybe that' why I've never heard it flap or it just doesn't flap.... IDK as I don't stand out there and watch it. And we have camped in some high winds.
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