Thanks Brian and Wayne. Lori thinks the other Alpine owner said his extended insurance paid $20,000 to fix his bent slide---it had to be removed to repair it. So we were wondering if anybody else had experience with that. You could put some kind of support under the edge when the slide is in, but I guess we'll just stay off it.
Also, we were wondering if continually blowing hot furnace air on the bottom of the slide when it is in would eventually damage the paint. We had to leave the heat on for a couple of weeks while we were at home because the outside temps took a dive before we were able to head south. We set the furnace at 40 degrees, and that kept temps 40 degrees in the storage compartment, too--with outside temps in the teens. We left the PS slide out so the living room vent was clear. Kudos to WRV for thinking out that vent placement.
Thanks Tom--you got in there while I was composing the reply. Didn't know if we could mention you by name.
John and Lori
2005 Alpine Coach 40FDQS