Originally Posted by AMarrs
Glad to find this thread. My new Roo has a slide-out & I wondered about rain (as well as leaves, etc.) on top of it. It's only rained once since I got it & that's while it was still sitting in the driveway. I had a burst of smartness & put the slide-out in before the rain started so I haven't yet had to deal with it.
A topper sounds like a good idea. I'm assuming that's something that needs to be professionally installed?
Our Roo has a gutter over the dinette/sofa slide and the factory installed topper. The topper sometimes collects a puddle, but hasn't been a problem, and it keeps the leaves and the water off the slide itself.
The kitchen slide is under the awning, so it doesn't have a topper. We put that one day when stopped at a rest stop for lunch. While we were eating the sky opened up. No big deal - this has been out in plenty of rain at home with the awning retracted. Everything is sealed up.
However, bringing the slide in right after it rained brought a lot of water in on the top as we put it back in. That is where the awning or a topper is big help. With the flat top of the slide, some water is going to remain, and trying wipe it off with a towel while bringing the slide proved only somewhat effective...