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Old 10-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Snow and slides

We are expecting 3 to 5 inches of snow here in mammoth Falls. Would you recommend pulling in the slides? Slides in is really tight, but I do not want to damage the slide covers. Not sure if it will be blowing snow but it's,fairly windy in our site.

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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I really don't know the answer , but I would bring in the slides.
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Get them in, 3-5 lot of weight
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I am no expert on the weight, but my guess is that there is some reasonable amount of snow weight that can be tolerated and engendered into as an expectation.

I would assume that if you simply pull the side in once you see a build up, to allow the snow to fall off the slide covers, and then take them back out until it builds up again, that may work as well.

Unless it is expected to be an ice storm or something. Just light falling snow should not be a problem if you pull them in every so often. If it is a blizzard or chance of ice build up, that is where I would agree, just keep them in.
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This time of year the snow might be quite wet, hence quite heavy. It's your decision, but I would pull mine in, especially at night.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #6
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For us, anytime there is high winds, heavy rain or snow the slides come in. It kind of get cramped but that is better then having 'issues' with the slides.
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Pull in the slides put the coach in drive and head south.
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Pull in the slides put the coach in drive and head south.

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...I would assume that if you simply pull the side in once you see a build up, to allow the snow to fall off the slide covers, and then take them back out until it builds up again, that may work as well...
Snow won't slide off my slide toppers. They are Carefree, and the hardware/cover/etc are all on the outside of the slide. Therefore when bringing in the slide, if there is anything on top of the cover, it cannot be pushed off. I must sweep the slide toppers before bringing them in...a real PITA.
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I learned the hard way.

Anytime it snows, I bring them in. The problem is that the snow on the roof melts, the water then runs onto the toppers and then freezes. Now you have a heavy chunk of ice stuck to the topper!

Been there, done that.
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I learned the hard way. Anytime it snows, I bring them in. The problem is that the snow on the roof melts, the water then runs onto the toppers and then freezes. Now you have a heavy chunk of ice stuck to the topper! Been there, done that.
That makes perfect sense. Bravo!

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I put our full wall slide in, but leave the small ones out. We also had 30 mph winds with gust in the 50s. Put it in during the storm and back out right after.

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I also disconnected the water after filling the tank, but left the sewer hooked up.
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We left them out this spring and got about 5"; no big deal until we went to leave. Not about to climb on a snowy roof, it took about 2 hours with a water wand to clean the snow so we could close the slides.
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I wouldn't want the extra weight on my already worn slide covers. I am thinking cleaning the snow off when getting ready to leave could be troublesome also.
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