RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-29-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Estero, FL
Posts: 330
Rain and Front Slide

We have a '07 DSDP model 4307. That means that our front passenger slide does not have a slide topper, because there is not enough room between the top of the slide and the large awning.

The result is that if we pull the slide in after a rain, we have to deal with water running off the top of the slide. We soak it up with an old beach towel. Not a big deal, but a nuisance. I know that the rubber gasket is supposed to "wipe" as it comes in, but it just doesn't work that way.

While staying at a park near Nashville, I noticed a guy with an Essex who partially deployed the main awning to cover his slide. Out just enough to cover the edge. Of course, on an Essex it is a different awning.

Does anyone else just the same technique? I am always concerned about wind picking up the awning, but maybe there is so little of the awning out that it won't matter.

Bob & Katie Cook

Estero, FL
BCook57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-29-2009, 11:30 AM   #2
Senior Member
DonnaB's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: moving
Posts: 333
Hi Bob,

We have an 07 DSDP and do that all the time. As a matter of fact we are currently sitting in Livingston TX and it is raining and the awning is out just enough to cover the slide top and maybe another 6". We always have the wind sensor working AND if it gets stormy or very windy where it is jerking the awning around, we will bring it in anyway.

One of the "things we always do" is put the awning out over the slide after we put the slide out. It doesn't eliminate the need to be observant if water is on the slide top or in the power lock arm cavity, but it does make it only a sometime issue.

2007 DSDP 4037, fulltiming since January 2007
Our website | Our location
DonnaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 08:05 PM   #3
Community Moderator
"007"'s Avatar

Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 29,645
If your slide is out without awning open and it rains is it possible to tilt front of coach manually to run off water before closing slide.
If not, on a rainy windy day I would pull in slide, on just a rainy day deploy the awning.
98KSCA, 99MACA, 03 KSCA-3740- 8.1 Chev-- ALLISON Trans
"007" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 08:34 AM   #4
Senior Member
read & learn's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Edgewater, NJ-Now touring the USA
Posts: 955
We have the same setup. What we do is put the awning out enough to cover the slide then put the slide out. When it is time to bring the slide in we do that first then close the awning. Have not had any problems.
Get in the habit of doing the above all the time sunny or raining.
2005 KSDP 3910-----2007 Jeep Liberty

read & learn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 09:08 AM   #5
Senior Member
GaryKD's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 13,388
Like others have posted, I also deploy the main awning to cover the passenger slide. I deploy the awning so the bottom of the front awning arm is even with the edge of the slide. I also turn off the auto retract feature. When breaking camp, close the slide first then retract the awning.

I do this at all camp sites. The awning will keep all debris off the top of the slide.
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 06:36 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Estero, FL
Posts: 330
Thanks to all for your replies. I used the technique for the last two days in Nashville when raining, and it worked fine. I'll make it a SOP from now on.

Bob & Katie Cook

Estero, FL
BCook57 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rain leak in Slide LCD Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 10-07-2008 05:15 PM
Bounder: Slide Leaks Revisited - Fixed? GerryB54 Fleetwood Owner's Forum 22 07-04-2008 03:57 AM
Rain pooled on top of slide topper..UH OH! footdoc Newmar Owner's Forum 17 09-06-2007 05:58 AM
Front Rain Gutter? loranimal Monaco Owner's Forum 2 06-04-2007 03:51 PM
Slide top leak fix efforts... AFChap Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 02-24-2007 04:10 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.