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Old 04-06-2009, 08:37 AM   #1
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what can anyone tell me about the pros & cons of a slide topper, I have a 08 CR Zinger 30BH & thinking about upgrading to a slide topper.



Not sure if it's costworthy, the ones I have seen don't seem to do anything besides flop around in the wind or collect water in rain. What is the true bene's of it.



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Old 04-06-2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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It keeps the roof of the s/o clean and dry, I have never had to clean debris from the roof before retracting the s/o and I have never had leaves or water get into the fiver after retracting the s/o. It also shades the s/o roof to reduce the load on the A/C. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Larry pretty much coveredit in his post. We would not be without them.
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Awesome devices. Just a word of advice. My Sunnybrook had Carefree of Colorado brand topper's with the full case/cover and anti-billow device.



I ordered my Cruiser from the factory with 2 slide toppers. Sadly, they installed Dometic brand A&E topper's. I am not satisfied with their quality of the fabric or appearance. But oh well.



Long story short if your buying topper's be sure they are Carefree units with the full case.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:16 PM   #5
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I agree with Hunter, I have them on all 4 slides, no flapping in the wind, and no worrying about anything on the roof, wouldn't be without them, but I would buy the carefree next time, the wraparound case is really nice....
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We have them on ours, They keep the pine straw off and the water when retracting. I would not be with out them

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Another vote for "wouldn't be without them" for all of the same reasons.
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Can't imagine not having them. Small investment with a big return IMHO.

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I am thinking of getting one . One question has any one opened their slide in freezing temps. I do this every winter when I head south, this year it was 10 degrees in WV when we set up camp.
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I also need to get slide toppers. Had one on my Sunnybrook and I miss them on the 5ver. Every weekend I get on the roof and sweep off the tops of the slidesthen the DWputs them in. A pain to do when snow is on the slides.



I have this past winter. I put the furnace and an electric heater on and waited for the unit to heat up first. That way if there was any ice around the seals it would melt. The slides opened with no problem.
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