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Old 05-26-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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I guess I'm off to buy beach balls!

Who's got slide awnings? We just had our second outing with our Carefree
slide awnings and had a half an inch of rain during. I noticed the awnings were sagged and were puddling water. Tried a short ladder and the broom trick to get them emptied and had poor luck. Awhile back I read someone on here recommended balls be placed under the awning to assist with drainage. I guess thats where were headed. Were seasonal parked, and leave the slides out, and don't want problems. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:10 AM   #2
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Sounds like it might work...if you can keep the ball inflated for more than a few days.
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:35 AM   #3
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My slide topper water pooling problem still hasn't been solved. The slide out itself is out of adjustment and the cut out for the slide has to be properly fixed at the manufacturers plant. After the fix I am hoping that proper alignment and tension will correct the water pooling problem.

You may wish to have more tension added to your slide topper. At dometic's suggestion Camping World gave this a shot on ours.

If all else fails I am looking into a product called the Air Wedge. This product inflates and slides under the slide topper. With a large slide you may have to grab a broom stick to nock out a beach ball. The Air Wedge appears to be easy to install and remove. It also appears very visible making it easier not to forget before bringing the slide in.

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Old 05-27-2008, 02:51 PM   #4
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At home depot they have "traffic cones" that are very short compared to the "real ones" they may be just what you need. Some folks say gettting a 5th wheel to 'kneel" by lowering the landing gear will drain them. Just return to level before moving the slide.
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:33 PM   #5
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Shove a kick-ball under there...
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:40 PM   #6
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My larger slide topper pools up.. like`n that ball idea!!
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