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Old 03-09-2016, 10:41 PM   #15
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I bring my slides in for heavy wind. I don't want to replace my toppers. Heavy rain, no wind, I leave them out. If the toppers are draining nicely I leave it alone. If water on them is a factor, I lower the front of the coach and raise the rear. This will drain the tops. Rarely is heavy rain a sustained thing. Nor'easters and hurricanes excepted.
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Never ever considered bringing them in unless we are leaving. And I too have been in some doozies!

If it gets dangerous enough that it will turn us over, then having the slides in or out won't make that much of a difference.

And as far as slide topper damage, that's why we have insurance and extended warranties and disposable cash to afford a motorhome

Let's be realistic and think about it a sec...
I mean, don't you drive down the road at 60+ mph And heaven forbid that there's a headwind!
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:04 AM   #17
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X2.

We've pulled ours in maybe three times over the years when really strong winds hit.

The flapping of the roof cover can be annoying at times too.
X3 Rain no problem wind we bring them in
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Other than missing the added room with the slides out, is there any other reason NOT to bring the slides in?

I've read stories about getting water on top of the slide and much of it remaining there when you bring the slides in.

I know there are parts of the country like the Pacific Northwest (get those folks mad at me) where you'd never have your slides out because of rain!

But if you know rain is coming, is there any reason NOT to just put the slides in especially with some wind behind it?

I've read that moistire is no friend of a motorhome!
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you are correct, even with toppers, water WILL be on top youR slides, but that is the secondary purpose of the seals, to 'wipe' the slides as they come in...

What you can always do is 'tilt' the rv front to back or back to front to let the water run off before slides come in.

But even doing that, a bit may still come in but shouldn't be a worry just so long as you air it out as soon as possible (just like your awnings and toppers!)
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Another great thread with outstanding tips.


Dean and I have started a check list of things to check before we leave home, when we arrive and before we leave camp. Until we get in a pattern, we try to check this list.


I am so happy to have found this forum.
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