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Old 01-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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I think I learned something tonight. I only have the slide open just enough to get through to the end of the camper, since it is in the driveway and we have to be able to get the cars past. It has been raining for a bit tonight, and when I went out to load something in the fridge, I noticed water near the front edge of the slide. Appears that if the slide is not fully open, there is not a good seal against rain. This may be problematic later this year as I will be camping in a very narrow site in Texas (the one I have been using for years), and I'm not sure I will be able to fully open the slide. My question is, will having an awning installed over the slide help with this? And does anyone know about how much that might cost?
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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A slide topper isn't expensive - under a grand. However, all slides (that I have ever owned) require the slide to fully extend and seal the flange against the inner wall and seat the inner/outer wiper seals and buld seal around the slide face.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #3
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A slide topper will definitely help, but it (the slide) has to be either in or out to seal. Also, the slide is suppose to be fully extended when in use, AND, before you walk on it. Others have had problems with floor wall--separation from walking on the slide when not fully extended.

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