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Old 08-12-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Slide open during a storm

We recently purchased a 28BH and curious if it's ok to leave the slide open during a storm.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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We have toppers on our 5th wheel's slides and have had them open in some pretty severe winds and heavy rain with no problems so far.

However, when a tornado warning was issued while we were at Dobbins ARB, GA, we pulled the slides in before we evacuated to the shelters.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:30 PM   #3
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We have toppers on our 5th wheel's slides and have had them open in some pretty severe winds and heavy rain with no problems so far.

However, when a tornado warning was issued while we were at Dobbins ARB, GA, we pulled the slides in before we evacuated to the shelters.
Did you get to hang out and fly the simulator?
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:33 PM   #4
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Did you get to hang out and fly the simulator?
Pass on the Tornado Simulator.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:34 PM   #5
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We stayed at Wanapum SP on the north bank of the Columbia River in WA last fall. The winds were reported to be 60 to 75 knots. We didn't put the living room slide out, but we did extend the bedroom slide. The queen bed is a "shuffle-around" when the slide is deployed, but the LH side of the bed isn't accessible unless the slide is out.

Fortunately, no damage ensued overnight and the next day was relatively calm and pleasant. BTW, the living room slide goes out about 24" and the bedroom is only about a 15" extension.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:38 PM   #6
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Pass on the Tornado Simulator.
I meant the Herc simulator across the street from the Dobbins campground. It is about a block east of the BX. My AF Res office is at Dobbins.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:37 PM   #7
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We use our slide out during rain, we did have a leak, but it was a bad seal. They are supposed to withstand the weather.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:59 PM   #8
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Should pull them in at night.
Just kidding. They are designed to be left extended other than when travelling
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We live in our TT full time. Only time the slide outs are in is when travelling. Before we purchased the unit the dealer had the slide outs out with snow on them.
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