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Old 11-29-2015, 07:33 PM   #1
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Silverback a frame roofs keeping dry

Just went on our first outing with our new cedar creek silverback 31rk and when we went to leave in the early morning hours we had water come in off the 2 A frame roofs. Any ideas out there on how to preclude this from happening. Would be really bad on a rainy day I would guess based on what happened already.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:45 PM   #2
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That's the negative of the 'cathedral' roof, you don't really have a slide cover option and when you close your sleep des whatever you did not clean off comes in. It's minor but annoying. But it happens on flat slide outs that don't have a cover.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:06 PM   #3
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We have a 2014 Silverback 33RL with 3 cathedral slides....the rubber seals do a good job of wiping away most water that's draining from the roof but we still get wet from water dripping from the roof as well as the sides of the slides...we just take towels and wipe up....yeah it's going to puddle on the vinyl and get the carpet wet...don't really have a good answer for bringing in a wet slide....I still like them over a flat roof slide like we previously had...they had no toppers and you would bring in plenty of water that was laying on top of the flat roof.
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Hi,

We see very little actual water come in, because the seals wipe pretty well on our 2014 33RL. But we have been known to put folded towels down beside the slide walls once they are in, to sop up any drips or draining that comes as we go down the road.

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Old 11-29-2015, 11:00 PM   #5
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The bigger pain for me is the leaves! I have an awning on my flat top but can't have one on the cathedral roof. I ended up buying a small electric leaf blower and an attachment for cleaning gutters. Works great until I have to leave early in the morning. Won't use due to being neighborly and not wanting to disturb my neighbors.
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:22 PM   #6
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Hi,

I carry an eight foot step ladder, and use my washing brush (on a six foot extension) to sweep off debris. Tiresome, but effective and worth it for the improved feel the cathedral ceilings give you inside.

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I carry an eight foot step ladder, and use my washing brush (on a six foot extension) to sweep off debris. Tiresome, but effective and worth it for the improved feel the cathedral ceilings give you inside.

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Yea, I tried that but I'm at the age where when I fall it is a long way down and even harder to get up...
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Just went on our first outing with our new cedar creek silverback 31rk and when we went to leave in the early morning hours we had water come in off the 2 A frame roofs. Any ideas out there on how to preclude this from happening. Would be really bad on a rainy day I would guess based on what happened already.
Do an internet search on EZE-RV gutter systems. You can buy a 10 foot section at Camping World and cut it so it catches water coming from the slideout roof and direct it away from the interior of the trailer. It is applied with 3M acrylic foam tape. Apply it on the side of the slideout near the bottom with a downward angle. It won’t stop all of the water coming in but it will channel 95% away from the interior.
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Hi Bob,

Is there a chance you can post a picture of your installation?

Based on how my cathedral rooftops are designed and operate, I'm not sure how what you suggest solves the problem. But I'm sure open to anything that would further reduce the water that dribbles down the slanted rooftop once the slides are in.

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Perhaps your problem is worse than mine. The gutter is designed to channel water coming from the roof that gets passed the rubber sweeps and runs down the sides of the slideout. No pictures, the Silverback is tucked away in winter sleep.
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