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Old 03-25-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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Retracting slide.

Had the slide out to start loading for our first trip and rain started and still going. Should I try to dry the slide before bringing it in or can I just count on the seals to wipe it off as it comes in.? Or just leave it out till the rain stops in a few days and the sun dries it off? What if I am on a trip? Thanks for the advice as this is all new to me. TT is a Flagstaff 25KS.

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Old 03-25-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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You are fighting a losing battle. No matter what you do, the slide will come in wet. If you raise or lower the tongue jack till the TT is un-level front to back, any puddled water should run off the slide. The seals will wipe some of the water off, but not all. If you can access the outside walls and roof of the slide once it is in, you can dry it with a towel.


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Old 03-25-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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If you can wait out the rain and let it air dry, that is the best solution. Only once have I had to close up wet... we put towels in the floor at the ends of both slides to catch the residue as the slides closed. We brought the slides in about 6 inches, put the towels downs and finished closing the slides. Did not have wet carpet, but the towels did get fairly damp.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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Since its in the driveway and I can't go anywhere until this weekend, I guess it will be best to let the sun come out and dry it up.. Just wondered what to do when on the road and have to close it up. Seemed like it would introduce a lot of moisture into the trailer. Thanks for all the advice. We're new to this and still look forward to the first trip if it will quit raining on the weekends.
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