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Old 12-22-2011, 03:20 PM   #15
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i have had to recenter the level of the coach on the leveling system and i rig it up where the rear of the coach is 1/4 inch lower than the front and have not had any issues with water pooling and i have had my unit out in some rain. the only water i got in was from a bad seal around the clearance light fixed that and so far no issues
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:55 PM   #16
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I don't worry much about light rain, but if I am parked in an un-sheltered area when a strong storm is coming in I retract the slides ahead of time. Leraned from experience. 'Nuff said.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:12 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by bluepill
I don't worry much about light rain, but if I am parked in an un-sheltered area when a strong storm is coming in I retract the slides ahead of time. Leraned from experience. 'Nuff said.
Gotta remember that one
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:04 PM   #18
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Try sprinkling baking soda on carpets that have been wet. Will help dry out the last of the moisture and helps with any odors.

I put old slick placemats (we seem to always be picking them up as we travel) under where the slides come any to catch any of the dribbles coming down the side. Also when it has rained heavily, do the stop and go to let water off of the slide topper as well as the slide top/walls. We also bring the front slide in the night before so any lingering wet spots will be dried by morning and no splash down the driver's neck.

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Old 12-22-2011, 06:21 PM   #19
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The best thing fleetwood did was to put gutters on the sides of the slides, what comes down goes out.
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:32 PM   #20
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Great Ideas

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Try sprinkling baking soda on carpets ...

I put old slick placemats...
Another two great ideas. I'll also pass along to the other owners about starting/stopping slide retraction.

We were provisioning and doing the pre-departure stuff today outdoors, I motored out the slides an inch at a time and inspected the seals. They look like new. The contact is uniform along the slide and seems optimum. One item: the Prevost upper slide sfc is glossy, my Fleetwood is a matte finish. I don't think such a rough sfc is conducive to effective squeegee action as the slide is retracted.

I experimented on behalf of Power Gear hydraulics users, found that holding the MANUAL switch down after the automatic leveling is complete then allowed me to then briefly press either the FRONT or REAR buttons for momentary tandem extension of the front/rear jacks. Hold MANUAL for 5 seconds and release. Then, momentarily push the FRONT or REAR button. You'll hear the jack actuate. Just a couple of seconds brought my level to the margin. Good for the refrigerator, yet just enough incline to allow water shedding.

Once again, kudos to everyone for the great ideas.
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