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Posted: 10/20/19 06:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What are the pros and cons to using the awning covers over the slideouts

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Cost to buy and install. Another item to set up and take down. Eventual awning replacement. Still need to check slide out top for leaves etc. Another potential mechanical item to fix. Another catching point for tree limbs.


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It seems that those who have slide toppers wouldn’t be without them and those who don’t have them don’t want them or could care less. I’m in the former group. They keep stuff, like leaves and twigs, off the top of the slide.


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Two Hands wrote:

It seems that those who have slide toppers wouldn’t be without them and those who don’t have them don’t want them or could care less. I’m in the former group. They keep stuff, like leaves and twigs, off the top of the slide.



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I am also a believer, not only do they keep leaves and stuff off the top of the slides. They also keep the SUN off the top of the slides in summer. We have a 12' supper slide and a bed room slide, 5er is much easier to cool with them.
We also full time and spend much of storm season on the Oregon coast, they help to keep the weather out.


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We woke up to almost 4" of snow in northeast New Mexico. We had a slide topper and just brought in the slide and the snow rolled off. My BIL did not have a topper and without thinking brought in the slide and brought in gallons of water from melting snow. Just one example of why I would not be without them.


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A slide topper/awning can also hold enough snow that it won't go in. We had this happen with the living room slide on our Crossroads this year. The bedroom slide came in fine but the snow bunched up and prevented the living room slide from coming in until I got it swept off. It was to 5-6 inches of wet snow. But I still like the toppers for keeping junk off the slide





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We need them to keep needles and other tree stuff off. If I still lived in the midwest I probably wouldn't bother with them although they do keep a lot of heat off the top of the slide.


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Wouldn't be without them here.





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We have them and no issues. Once we watched the snow (light) roll off as the slide came in. As Hornet28 experienced with the wet snow, he had to sweep it off before the slide would come it, but he would have had to do it without the toppers. The wet snow would have packed in and probably leaked inside the RV.

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Posted: 10/20/19 08:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

K Charles wrote:

Wouldn't be without them here.
Ditto.


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