Originally Posted by MyFRGW26DBH
Well...we have been camper owners for 10 years. In July we bought a 2017 Grey Wolf 26DBH. This camper is our first with a slide out. We didn't love the fact that the slide out did not come with an awning already installed on it. We had no clue when we bought it. Figured "hay it's a newer model and maybe they don't need them(for whatever reason)." After our first camping trip with it in July I told my husband that without a awning on it we will need to look on top of the slide prior to bringing it in each time (looking for any debris). After this trip today....let's just say we are buying that awning!! We did not have an issue with debris. Instead we had a issue with water. When we went to close up the camper it was POURING BUCKET'S outside. Didn't think to realize that the slide has water now sitting on top of it. Pulled it in and......water water everywhere!!! Luckily I noticed the water dripping off of it prior to us leaving and was able to clean up 90% of the water before we traveled. Pulled up at home and was able to put the slide back out and wipe any excess off the floor. Sad that some water came in...but lesson learned today!!!
We had our new 26FKWS at #1 son's place NW of Houston for five days during the Monsoon in March (April ?). Rain gauge read 17.1 in in ONE 24 hr period.
Our two slides did not have awnings.
Bringing in the slides....not a drop of water.
Musta been the "squeegee" effect of the upper gaskets ???
Don't like those awnings anyway.....they flap,flap,flap when I am trying to sleep. And, though they keep pinecones, leaves, etc off the slide, they really don't do much for rain.
2012 Ecoboost Screw, 3.31 (yes....really) rear end.
2016 Flagstaff 26FKWS, about 7500 loaded
Retired AF Mustang.....Picker always looking to jam.