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Old 02-12-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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Cold weather and slides

I'm packing up and heading out tonight. I need to extend the slide to put clothes away. With it being so cold, 22 degrees, will the slide topper and seals be okay, or should I wait?
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:23 PM   #2
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As long as you don't have any ice formed on, or around, the seals or the slide out you should be fine. But if there is any doubt wait until you can warm it up....
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Old 02-12-2016, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thank for the response. I decided against it and going to try to drive until we reach 25-30 degrees. Looking like mid to southern TN.
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My RV tech said wait for warm weather, even in the 40's following a freeze, he said that the topper is still frozen inside the roll and can cause problems with the slide motors getting out of sync struggling against the frozen topper. Take it FWIW.
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BTW I waited till Georgia. :-)
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:19 PM   #6
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BTW I waited till Georgia. :-)
You'd have to wait for Florida this weekend! Cold this weekend, 20's, and freezing rain and snow across north Georgia on Monday....
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We're in middle Alabama and it'll hit freezing tonight. -3 in Atlanta. When we left a month ago, from Ottawa, the windshield washer fluid was frozen, and didn't thaw till south Carolina. Didn't open slides until above zero (32į for you Luddites down here).
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-3 in Atlanta.
If it ever gets to -3˚F in Atlanta Hell will have truly frozen over.... This place doesn't handle ice, snow, or cold very well at all....
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We are know in Knoxville, still cold, but sunny. Sitting behind a class a in the RV lane who isn't pumping gas and I've been here for almost 10 minutes. 😡
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If it ever gets to -3˚F in Atlanta Hell will have truly frozen over.... This place doesn't handle ice, snow, or cold very well at all....
If it warms up to -3F here...I am throwing on a T-shirt and going for a walk!
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