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Old 03-06-2014, 03:55 PM   #1
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Slide toppers?

Worth the cost? Yeah or nay. Reasons.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
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I haven't got them yet, but I plan on getting them. I haven't heard anything bad about them. When I get the money saved up I plan on getting them put on mine. Sure would be nice not having to worry about bringing in the slides after it rained and keeping the leaves and junk off the slides.

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Old 03-06-2014, 04:09 PM   #3
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Yes Yes Yes.. Like you lots of pine straw and acorns here it beats getting a ladder out and sweeping them off with a broom. Some folks say they flap too much, but you could not prove by me
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:34 PM   #5
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Besides keeping the s/o roof cleaner, they also keep the sun off the s/o roof which helps the A/C. The large s/o will pool water in the center and sag and then a large pool of water will drain off due to high winds or retracting the s/o, but that has never been a problem. If you get sleet or ice on them, just retract the s/o slowly and that will drop off. The large s/o topper will flap in the wind, but so what, high winds are just part of life.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:01 PM   #6
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Yes. Keeps leaves, pine needles, and rain water off the top of the slide.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:07 PM   #7
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We have them on ours and I like them. They definitely keep debris off the slide. Sometimes if the awnings are wet from rain or dew I sweep them off from the ground as they roll in. Some leaves and needles stick to it when they are wet. Definitely easier than climbing up on the ladder. I also believe it helps keep the slides from leaking as it sheds the water off.

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Old 03-06-2014, 06:16 PM   #8
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I think they are a good thing! I do have a couple suggestions when you get ready to purchase and install them. I would suggest buying the ones which have the aluminum cover when retracted. When you install them or have them install, get as much slope as you can to help the runoff. If they are tensioned properly, there is not much flapping!
It is an easy installation if you are so inclined.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:06 AM   #9
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they are well worth the money and do spend the extra money and get the al. covers and make sure you get the spring loaded rollers that let the cover blow with out ripping and the reroll when the wind stops Jim&Carol
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:38 PM   #10
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It all depends on your environment and how you camp

I saw five with slide covers last week...
two were completely tattered - not sure from what...
two were complaining about the flapping in the wind ($200k+ motorhomes)

and then the couple we visited with said it was work to get the debris and water off each time...

to each his own
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