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Posted: 01/23/23 06:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all I have a 40 ft fifth wheel 2020 with 4 slides any recommendations in toppers installed in Texas or Florida thanks

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Posted: 01/23/23 07:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for recommendations of places to have slide toppers installed? Or where to purchase them to install yourself? I'd look around for an independent RV repair shop to do the work.


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Posted: 01/23/23 07:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have a helping hand, they aren't hard to install.

etrailer.com has some good videos on how to measure to get the right length, how to install etc..

I purchased mine from etrailer and highly recommend them. Had one with shipping damage. Took pic and they sent a new one right away.

As far as installs, agree with fj12ryder... look around for an independent RV repair shop, or a mobile rv repair.

It took me about half a day to install 4.

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Repair shops around San Antonio or Phoenix can wait until Orlando for install

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I have owned them, NEVER again!!!


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^^ Why?


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I have owned them on my last two trailers, NEVER be without them again. [emoticon]

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opnspaces wrote:

^^ Why?
The normal reasons given are "they flap", "they collect water", "they get dirty".

The reasons for are "they help keep the trailer cool by keeping the sun off the slide tops", "they keep the snow and ice off the top of the slides" after you've brought in the slides with ice and snow on top, you'll see the value, "they keep pine cones, acorns, branches, etc from becoming squashed into the slide seals", "no longer any need to carry that leaf blower, broom, ladder, and other gear to clean the leaves and such off the top of the slide before bringing in the slide". Properly installed they will not flap except in very strong winds. To me, a non-issue.

Some people like 'em, some people don't.

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fj12ryder wrote:

opnspaces wrote:

^^ Why?
The normal reasons given are "they flap", "they collect water", "they get dirty".

The reasons for are "they help keep the trailer cool by keeping the sun off the slide tops", "they keep the snow and ice off the top of the slides" after you've brought in the slides with ice and snow on top, you'll see the value, "they keep pine cones, acorns, branches, etc from becoming squashed into the slide seals", "no longer any need to carry that leaf blower, broom, ladder, and other gear to clean the leaves and such off the top of the slide before bringing in the slide". Properly installed they will not flap except in very strong winds. To me, a non-issue.

Some people like 'em, some people don't.



I agree ,I wish I had them on my present fifth wheel, had them on my previous fifth wheel ordered the fifth wheel with them . Never an issue with them in nearly 12 years .

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opnspaces wrote:

^^ Why?


Noisy, water pools on them, not home slides out and get some big wind they can tear (been there done that), raining breaking down camp with leaves and needles on topper they get rolled up and will mold unless you extend later at home and more.

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