I had a slider, never used it at all. It broke, I replaced it with solid. From then on, my trucks have had solid rear windows. I don't smoke, I have no need to have extra ventilation beyond the factory heat/AC. I rarely even drive with the window down, it's either too hot or too cold outside but for about 6 days a year...
I use mine for hauling longer lumber, pipe, conduit, etc. Never for camping.
'98 Bigfoot 1500
with low loss control on the Fantastic, Dino board on the Dometic.
Torklifts and Fastguns
'04 F350 V10 Crew SRW SB 4X4 6 speed
with tow hook replacement, dual rate charging, Line-X, Timbrens.
Thanks everyone. I think most are right and we'd rarely use it. We live in Canada so defrost is better. It is a crew cab so had we factory installed it, it would have been power. We have no pets and my ..........I won't fit so I think we'll leave it alone unless we find some reason for needing it. We had mostly thought it would be usefull for ventilation and to help keep the camper warm as we head south Security is a good point as well.
And no, the $150 extra wasn't really a factor, but why throw it away if you don't need to.
Thanks again. 23 more day until we pick up the camper!
Ann / Keith
If you see 2 people looking dazed and confused, fumbling through an armload of manuals, that will be us
Life does begin after 50!
2012 Lariat, F350, Super Duty, Dually. 2012 Arctic Fox 1150
We have the tunnel open very time we load the camper and go. The cat likes to have a little wandering space when we go. Cat box is in the cab so it's out of the way when camped. we also have a few things stowed in the back seat that are easy to grab if needed in the camper. It helps create more space in the camper because it allows us to put some things out of the way in the cab. We also use the access doors to the truck bed area ahead of the wheels. Anything to get more space inside. In cold weather, some heat from the cab works it's way back to the camper. The same is true of AC in the summer.