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Old 08-21-2011, 08:57 AM   #1
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I know I have a lot of questions but this forum is great.

What is the opinion on whether they are needed on the cruisers? The roof on the slide looks very sturdy and made of good rubber roofing.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:22 AM   #2
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I would not be with out them They do help keeping the slide cooler in the summer (not much) and a little warmer in the winter. Biggest thing is they keep the rain and snow off of the slide. Here in Mississippi They keep tons of pine straw off and acorns of. When it is raining you do not have to get out the ladder and wipe off the top of the slide just my .02 worth

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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We have always had slide awnings on all our trailers and I would not be without them. As Frank says they keep your slide outs clean and they help keep them a little cooler from the hot Texas sun in the Summer.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:58 AM   #4
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We are 3 season campers and haven't found a reason to desire them. If I'm under a pine tree for a few days I may get up there and sweep the needles off before I retract, but that's about it.
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:48 AM   #5
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While on our recent trip we saw the slide covers that extend out to create a shad for the windows. I think if we decide to put them on that's the ones we'll get.
Any of you have experience with those kind?
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:02 PM   #6
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I wouldn't be without them. Packing up on a rainy day and notsweeping off pine needles / leaves / acorns is worth the $$$ to me. Also not mention how much cleaner they stay. Edited by: salda01
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This is my second with my 33ft Cruiser , &amp; I won't be without them next year , it says alot time when you have to clean before you retract your slides when moving
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Ihave to agree...slide covers are a great option for all the reasons stated...
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:53 AM   #9
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Put em on. They are worth every penny. We had one unit that didn't have them. We wintered in AZ with it. When the sun started beating down on those slides it was just like sitting in the oven.



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While on our recent trip we saw the slide covers that extend out to create a shad for the windows. I think if we decide to put them on that's the ones we'll get.
Any of you have experience with those kind?


Had one on a previous trailer about 10 yrs ago, it was made by Carefree. The window portion could be used independent of the topper. The only problem was that it had manual locks for the main slide cover. I had to go outside to operate the locks before extenting the slide and then remember to again lock the cover after retracting the slide.
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