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Old 04-12-2015, 11:50 AM   #15
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I wouldn't be without slides. So much more interior room. Our Dutch Star has three, and over the last 9500 miles, zero problems. The Newmar has very heavy duty slide mechanisms.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:56 PM   #16
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I am still cogitating on just how that critter got up there ...out of a tree onto the roof maybe??
No tree above. Must have jumped/crawled up from below.
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I wouldn't be without slides. So much more interior room. Our Dutch Star has three, and over the last 9500 miles, zero problems. The Newmar has very heavy duty slide mechanisms.
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What do you do about the gunk that gets on the top of the slide, under the fabric cover, when you bring the slide in.
Especially after a wind/rain storm.
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:04 PM   #18
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IMO slides are more trouble than they're worth.
Dirt, dust, pollen, leaves, pine needles and critters are only 6 of the many reasons I would not have a slide.
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Add to that mechanism issues, weather/leaks, floor damage, insect entry points, ceiling lights that get covered when closed up, harder to access the basement under the open slides, etc. I hear you.

But all that space when open...
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Mel, I've got a battery powered blower and a ladder. Takes me anout 10 mins to set up and blow them clean. Honestly, I've never really had much to clean, but feel better when I do. Once or twice a year, I run a damp mop between topper and slide. And once a year I run a 303 dampened sponge across tge slide top.
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No tree above. Must have jumped/crawled up from below.
If this had happened around 45 years ago, and you were our grumpy neighbor that always tattled on our mischievous behavior, I may know how the frog got up there. . . Well, my 4 brothers and I may have had an idea how that could happen.

Was not us this time, though. There would have been 50 frogs up there!

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No tree above. Must have jumped/crawled up from below.

That's a tree frog! He just climbed right up the side!
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Glad we didn't close the slide!
I bet he would've started hopping real fast as soon as the slide started moving!

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I don't have a slide,but I am curious. When the slide is in is the top exposed to the inside? If it is there seems to be a lot of dirt that could enter the coach. Just curious!
There is a seal that wipes across the top of the slide that brushes off most anything that is loose as the slide comes in. Anything that is really stuck in place (like dirty water spots) probably won't come loose when it's inside either. It's not really a big issue (as long as you have slide topper awnings, without them you need to be more diligent to get leaves and other debris off before closing.)
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IMO slides are more trouble than they're worth.
Dirt, dust, pollen, leaves, pine needles and critters are only 6 of the many reasons I would not have a slide.
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Four slides on ours and not a moment's trouble with any of them...including frogs! The expanded interior living space is well worth it.
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