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Posted: 08/08/19 06:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been thinking about getting slide out awnings. Yes or no? Pros and cons

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Yes, no cons for us. Nice to have clean slide tops and the slides stay cooler as well.


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Wouldn't be without them. Helps keep the inside cool in the sun, and keeps the leaves, pine needles, and acorns off when under the trees. And when you pull the slides in while it's raining, you don't get the inside of your trailer all wet. Win, win, win.


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We have had them added to both our campers that have/had slideouts. I think they really help with leaking issues. Hadn't thought about heat, but it makes some sense they help with that too.

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Posted: 08/08/19 08:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New ones have them built in.


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snowpeke wrote:

New ones have them built in.
Some, not all.

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we added them this year for all the reasons stated above. well worth it.


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I think I've got mine to tight, as they seem to put stress on the slide out mechanism. Otherwise they are great.

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I just recently did the Solera's, now owned by Lippert, which did cause some hesitation, but they have been fine so far. They serve the purpose as intended and were the less expensive choice probably because they are not wrapped in a metal casing when retracted. That part did not bother me as we keep ours in a garage so the only weather they get is when we are on the road.


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I would love to have slide toppers but I spend half my time in Palm Springs where it can be too windy to have them on large, deep slide rooms. If you’re not in the desert, it’s probably not a concern.


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