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memtb

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Posted: 02/12/21 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ve never had any slide issue that were temperature related down to well below zero......ice on the slide top could be a concern. I’ve used ours with some ice on the slide top, but try to avoid if possible! memtb


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Posted: 02/12/21 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have 2 slides with toppers.
Snow and/or ice = slides in. I am unable to access the toppers. No point tempting damage bringing slides in with snow and/or ice.
Severe cold = slides in. Easier to heat.
I am lucky to have access to 99% of motorhome with slides in.


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Posted: 02/13/21 06:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you use your furnace and you have floor ducts you will need to leave the slides out if the slides cover the vents.


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Posted: 02/13/21 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had slides with and without toppers but have always carried a 6ft step ladder just incase.
Toppers are better in inclement weather. Imo

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Posted: 02/14/21 01:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rr2254545 wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

rr2254545 wrote:

If you have toppers I would leave them in as twice I have had a great deal of trouble getting slices in with ice and snow on them. At 20 I would leave mine in as the RV will heat much better


I've found the opposite.
- If you have snow and ice on the toppers, it usually just falls off as they roll up.
- If you don't have toppers, it tries to pull the snow and ice inside where it melts and makes a mess.


Guess I was dreaming the two times it happened to me


Nope, I'm sure you had some sort of issue.

But having had both, I know if you don't have toppers, you need to go on the roof and manually remove the snow and ice or it gets pulled into the trailer when you close the slide.

On our rig with slide toppers, it always just fell of as the topper rolled up.


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Posted: 02/15/21 11:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bring them in if ice is forecast. Was south of Rapid City one Sept ,cold and windy. Ice rain started so I brought slides in. Glad I did as we had a inch of ice on trailer in the morning.

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