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Old 12-30-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Don't stand too close to slide

Just a little heads up. I had been raining quite a bit. I had DW go inside and move slide in. Had no idea there was so much water on the cover. Well I can tell you there was quite a bit of cold h2o up there. Lesson learned
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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They must have left that scene out of the movie "RV".
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That what happened the first time we put the slides in on the Newmar MH. Had wind and rain the night before. First corner we came to I started to slow down, and a cold blast of cold water on my head and down my neck and on my back. That is so invigorating. The slide is right behind the drivers seat.
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LOL !!!

Guess it wakes you up if nothing else
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That water was so cold it almost stopped my heart. I swear i heard DW inside giggling!!!
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That what happened the first time we put the slides in on the Newmar MH. Had wind and rain the night before. First corner we came to I started to slow down, and a cold blast of cold water on my head and down my neck and on my back. That is so invigorating. The slide is right behind the drivers seat.
Not uncommon! There are many references here as to the "cold morning shower" down the drivers back. We pull the slides in slowly after a hard blowing rain allowing the water to funnel off the awnings, take a towel standing on drivers seat and passenger seat, towel the top of the slide as dry as possible. Then roll a big dry towel up and place behind each seat on top of the slide! You'll be surprised how much water is collected when you remove the towels.
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Not uncommon! There are many references here as to the "cold morning shower" down the drivers back. We pull the slides in slowly after a hard blowing rain allowing the water to funnel off the awnings, take a towel standing on drivers seat and passenger seat, towel the top of the slide as dry as possible. Then roll a big dry towel up and place behind each seat on top of the slide! You'll be surprised how much water is collected when you remove the towels.
The towels sound like a good ideal. Will have to remember this the next time we move out after a rain. I though at first that the roof had a leak when I got the cold shower.
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Not uncommon! There are many references here as to the "cold morning shower" down the drivers back. We pull the slides in slowly after a hard blowing rain allowing the water to funnel off the awnings, take a towel standing on drivers seat and passenger seat, towel the top of the slide as dry as possible. Then roll a big dry towel up and place behind each seat on top of the slide! You'll be surprised how much water is collected when you remove the towels.

Good idea
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Another thing to remember is to be sure and close the windows before pulling the slide in. We always open a window or the door when we put in the slides because of the compression. More than once we have opened the bedroom window, only to have water pour in the window as the slide is coming in. Not nice, makes a mess.
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speaking of slides---We were in the WINDY Panhandle of Texas. Our slide-out was on the north side of the MH and it sounded as if the wind was going to rip it off and blow it away. We took a 3/4" poly rope I had in a bin and wrapped it around the whole slide-out pulling the awning down into a "V" against the top of the slide-out. It didn't stop the wind from blowing but it DID keep the awning from blowing around and ripping into.
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When I pull my coach length slide in it first makes a dip down. I thought there was something wrong with it but maybe that is the way Winney designed it to dump water. Not sure. Any thoughts from Winney owners.
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I got smart when I pulled my awning in after a light rain. I stepped into the door so I would be out of the drop zone.

But little did I suspect that the awning would generate a catapulting action throughing the water into the RV door. Soaked me heat to toe. I now close the door if there is water on the awning. It was in the low 40s that day an I too learned my leason.
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Isn't it amazing how much air you can suck in really quick when that happens. Never realized how much lungs could hold.
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