10-Minute Tech: Use Your Noodles


Our quick, cheap solution to keep water from puddling on the awnings over our fifth-wheel’s slideouts is to use swim noodles. Three round swim noodles duct-taped together in a triangle works, but we found lock-together swim noodles at our local Dollar Store. After moving them around a bit to see what setup works best, we learned that using a couple of three-noodle bunches keeps the slideout topper from sagging so water can run off. The number of bunches needed will vary, depending on the length of the slideout. Swim noodles are easy to pull out and store for travel, and a bonus is that our kids can use them for swimming when it’s not raining.

Karen and Gilles Philippe | Winnipeg, Manitoba



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