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Old 05-31-2014, 02:31 PM   #1
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Problem with rain water coming in on slides

Whenever I am parked and we get rain, water accumulates on the slide, so when I put my slides in, I get water inside the coach. Does anyone have a remedy for stopping the water from coming into the coach around the sides?

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Tom,
I think a majority of us have that problem, even with toppers. What my manual says, and what I do is raise the opposite side with the jacks of the one that holds the most water. That typically takes care of that problem when the slide comes in. You don't have to raise it much, just an inch or two will do. Sometimes I'll bump the front jacks up a bit to help the water egress to the rear.

Works for me.
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Old 05-31-2014, 03:24 PM   #3
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Tom if it is just from water accumulating on top of the slide. Get a squeegee with a long handle and get up there to get the water off. Second idea is to lower the rear (or front) jacks to let the accumulated water run off before you bring in the slides. Slide toppers will help prevent this, or at least minimize it.
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X2 on selecting manual mode on leveling jacks and raising the front of the coach 2-3" and wait for the water to run off.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:47 PM   #5
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Tom if it is just from water accumulating on top of the slide. Get a squeegee with a long handle and get up there to get the water off. Second idea is to lower the rear (or front) jacks to let the accumulated water run off before you bring in the slides. Slide toppers will help prevent this, or at least minimize it.
X2, our last motorhome had 2 slides and even with awnings over the top the water would accumulate. The squeegee was the only thing I found to get rid of the water, I would also squeegee the sides of the slides after doing the top.
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Since were fulltimers, anytime were supposed to leave and it's raining, I just stay an extra day. In over 4yrs. on the road I have yet to set up or break down in the rain. I have had to get debris off the top of the slides a few times because we don't have slide toppers, and depending where we are and the time of the year, I've had to squeege off heavy dew. And like was mentioned previously don't forget the slides sides. All that water will be going down the sides and ultimately into the coach when you bring the slides in.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:51 PM   #7
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Rain, or even heavy A/C condensation when we have high temps combined with high humidity.

The solution has already been revealed - manually raise the front of the coach 2 or 3" and let it drain off.
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I have the same problem with my Excursion, but in the user manual, it is suggested to bring the slide in before retracting or extend the jack. For those who use the jack with the slide out, have you experience slide problem?
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