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Old 07-19-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
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Water Staying on slide out when retracting

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We were dry all weekend however AC runoff was dripping onto slide. Didn't think much of it so when we packed up to go we brought slide in and alot of water stayed on slide and splashed all over inside unit. I'm curious is this normal or should seals act as a squeegee and push water off slide when bringing the slide back in ?
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:03 PM   #2
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We were dry all weekend however AC runoff was dripping onto slide. Didn't think much of it so when we packed up to go we brought slide in and alot of water stayed on slide and splashed all over inside unit. I'm curious is this normal or should seals act as a squeegee and push water off slide when bringing the slide back in ?
Do you have gutters on your trailer? They should catch most of the water.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:06 PM   #3
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Yes they do have gutters
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:40 PM   #4
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This happens to us occasionally but NOT from the a/c. The gutter should route the a/c runoff to a spout, NOT your slideout roof. I would check the gutters first.

When it rains we get water on the slides and no, the seals don't take off all the water. At least not on any rig I have ever had. So we either raise/lower the front until the water runs off, or I get up there and sweep it off with a broom. Otherwise you will get a bath when you button things up
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:39 PM   #5
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The rain gutter spout on the front driver side directs the water to the top of the bedroom slide! Nice design. We do have slide covers so the slide top is dry when we pull it in.


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Old 07-19-2016, 08:48 PM   #6
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Even with gutters I get a little water on the slides, I always sweep our slides before pulling them in.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:25 PM   #7
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Our ac water drains out the gutters so not an issue but yes rainwater is an issue when pulling in the slides.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:32 PM   #8
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With Slide Toppers we have no water on the slide at all. Second trailer with slide toppers and I highly recommend them.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:49 PM   #9
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Gutter had a small leak in it. We have had some slide issues with water previously so just wanted to make sure this was "normal ".
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x2 on the slide topper.
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