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Old 12-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Slides and Snow

How do you folks with slides handle a light snow situation. This is our first slide equipped coach and the weather forecast is for "some" snow overnight on Christmas. Our travel plan keeps us in place long enough for the snow/ice to melt away. Should I pull in the slides before the snow/ice event or just make sure there is no frozen water on top before we pull them in to travel?
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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The last time we had ice/snow, I forgot to pull in the slides. All was fine as the snow/ice slid off. I have awnings on my slides. The last RV I had didn't have awnings and I would get a step ladder and push broom and clean as best I could. This worked with snow/ice leaves, wallnuts, etc. Didn't have problems either way. So, if you have awnings, you should be ok. But, if you can rest better, bring in the slides before the snow. Enjoy the winter as it is beautiful.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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I would pull the slides in. The last time we left them out, the snow on the roof melted, the water ran onto the slide toppers and froze into a big chunk of ice. Ice doesn't come off of the fabric to well.

Best to bring the slides in.
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I have the ZipDee covers that come out with the slide and then I can hook and pull a shade type addition over the window. I know a lot of folks live full time in the coach during winter months so there must be some leeway. Be a real pain for them to have to close the slides and scrunch up for a week or so while the snow melted off.
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You said you will be in one place long enough for snow/ice to melt. That solves your problem, leave slides out. Our previous 5er didn't have toppers, so I raised the 5er front about 2" so water/melt would always flow to one end and run off. I always carried a long-handled push broom to clear the slide roof if we had to move before snow melted.
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I got about a 9" wet dump one day in Monument Valley and went up with the broom and cleaned off the covers over the slides, around the vents and off of the solar panel. I had lots of folks asking me to go up and do theirs, they just didn't want to pay me the $100 to do it. As you can judge by my price I wasn't all that interested in doing it.
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While it may not be needed, if we are going to have possible snow or high winds, I bring our slides in. We did not on one trip that we only got a couple inches of snow which was the wet kind. it has warmed up just enough for the snow to melt a little and theh freeze. Had a heck of a time getting it frozen stuff off so the slides could be brought back in.
Now we just play it on the 'safe side'.
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