We've had them on both our 5er's and wouldn't be without them. The idea of getting the top clean before bringing them in just doesn't appeal to me in the least. Push the button, bring in the slide, presto the top of the slide is clean.
We had them one time, it didn't happen for our current fifth and it won't, we did not like them.
2001 35 ft avalon alpenlite RK
2005 3500 2wd duramax CC dually
trailair center point suspension
JT Strong Arm Stabilizers
KSH 55 inbed fuel tank
Induction Overhaul Kit
TST tire monitors
I'm still spry enough that a roof climb with a broom isn't a big deal to sweep my slide; I'd want one for the shade, and nothing more.
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax Crew Cab 4x4
Banks Bullet Tuner and Monster Exhaust
B&W Turnover Ball with 5th Wheel Companion
2004 Komfort 25FSG Fifth Wheel
1936 John Deere Model A
International Flying Farmers 55 Year Member
Had them on my old Class A. While they worked as advertised, they are subject to tearing, billowing, or simply failing to work, and expensive to replace. I do not have them on my FW and, even though I did consider installing them, I can't say I miss them. If I'm in an area where considerable leaves or pine needles accumulate, I just get on the roof and use a broom to sweep them off before bringing the slides in. I have not had occasion to be out while snow was accumulating, but I suspect the lousy insulation value of the slide roofs would allow snow to melt soonafter the snow stops. So, I conclude they are not needed.
2002 Keystone Cougar 286, 8,400lbs loaded, pulled with a 2004 F150 Supercrew, 5.4, 3.73 gears. Retired and enjoying life
Amazing the people who have never had them, but can tell you all the bad points.
It is always like that here, yes I like them, yes they can be a little noisy in the wind, yes they can collect a little rain water, but what the naysayers forget, regardless of some of the cons, they do what they are intended to do, keep the******off the top of slides, if you camp out in the open all the time why bother with them, but I camp under trees, and they get the job done. You want to get up on the top of the rv all the time to clean off the slides be my guest . I like watching the******roll off on the ground.