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 10/6/2003 8:41 AM
 
Hi, I am being moved to the northeast soon and am considering living in my RV while I take my time to find a house. What issues will I have with my awnings over the sliders with the ice and snow? Thank you, Mike

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 10/6/2003 9:26 AM
 
Hi Mike, We try hard to avoid those areas, but have on occasion had both of those bad things on our awning slides. Both tend to stretch the awning so I might put some sort of brace under them (remembering to remove it before you bring the slide in) I have seen some braces made of PVC, cheap and easy to do. Have fun, take lots of propane! I also put a trouble light with a 75 watt bulb in it in the water bay when it gets very cold. That keeps the water pump from freezing. John Veach www.TheRollingHome.com Cannonville, UT KOA

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 10/6/2003 5:05 PM
 
Hi Mike. Just an addition to the good advice John gave you: If you have to move the rig while there is snow or ice on the awnings over the slide, you've got to get it off before retracting the slide room. I've seen home made "snow scraper" rigs folks have made for this job. Or use a step ladder. If it's really cold and the ice is frozen to the awning material, you have a big job on your hands and may want to leave the rig sit! Regards,
Fred White Polk City, FL

Regards, Fred White Polk City, FL
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 10/6/2003 8:11 PM
 
Mike - another way to protect the awning, and still accomplish what you want with the snow, is to purchase some 8 foot sections of ribbed fiberglass or aluminum roofing and cut it the right length to overlap from the roof of the RV to the outside roof of the slide (with some to spare). This will usually provide sufficient support for the snow and not damage the slid topper material. Additionally, the shorter cut pieces can be "overlaid" to provide a water seal and are small enough to manage removal and dumping of the snow if necessary - (you will have to weigh them down in some manner). When not needed, they can be removed, placed together, and stored in an underbay - or simply thrown away if necessary and repurchased next year. Happy travels, Tom

Happy travels, Tom
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