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Old 04-02-2016, 07:56 PM   #1
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I bought a 2015 Wildwood X-Lite 262 last April. I am trying to decide to have a cover (awning) installed on the slide out. Is it worth the $690 for the cover installed? What are the pitfalls if I don't? I am new to TT. Been a tent camper for 40 years. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:13 PM   #2
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This is a item that is best installed at the factory,in regards to Price$! Do a Search at Top,under "Slide Toppers",Days & Weeks of Info reading! Youroo!!
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:20 PM   #3
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Hi,
I bought a 2015 Wildwood X-Lite 262 last April. I am trying to decide to have a cover (awning) installed on the slide out. Is it worth the $690 for the cover installed? What are the pitfalls if I don't? I am new to TT. Been a tent camper for 40 years. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
IMHO Absolutely yes!
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:30 PM   #4
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Yep, absolutely get one.
But it would've been at least half the cost if it had been installed by the factory.
We made the same mistake of not having one installed before we bought ours.
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Would depend where most of your camping will be........open areas or tree type sites.....open area it would help acting as a sun blocker and treed areas, as a twig blocker......If you're a handy person, install it yourself...not that hard!
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:09 PM   #6
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Hi,
I bought a 2015 Wildwood X-Lite 262 last April. I am trying to decide to have a cover (awning) installed on the slide out. Is it worth the $690 for the cover installed? What are the pitfalls if I don't? I am new to TT. Been a tent camper for 40 years. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
easy installs . weather it's a must have is up to you . i see no reason for one . even with one you'll still need to clean slide top off before closing unless you can train the wind and debris from blowing under your slide awning
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:22 AM   #7
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easy installs . weather it's a must have is up to you . i see no reason for one . even with one you'll still need to clean slide top off before closing unless you can train the wind and debris from blowing under your slide awning
Horse pooters. Have them on 3 slideouts and I DO NOT clean them before closing them when on the road. Clean between topper and slideout roof every few months at home.
And, without one, you may well have to clean the roof off after a storm to get rid of "stuff". That means dragging out the ladder, and going to it. Oh, but it's raining. Well. your gonna get wet!!! And it's a crap shoot....climb up that ladder alot, and sooner or later your gonna go "BOOM".
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We've had them on the last 3 campers. Not one was an option at the factory so the dealers did them. We liked them because they helped keep the slide roof cleaner, cooler (at least a little bit due to shading the slide roof) and rain wasn't so loud since it was hitting the topper and not the roof.

Mainly though ... I never had to clean the top before leaving the campsite!
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Horse pooters. Have them on 3 slideouts and I DO NOT clean them before closing them when on the road. Clean between topper and slideout roof every few months at home.
And, without one, you may well have to clean the roof off after a storm to get rid of "stuff". That means dragging out the ladder, and going to it. Oh, but it's raining. Well. your gonna get wet!!! And it's a crap shoot....climb up that ladder alot, and sooner or later your gonna go "BOOM".
These things are a necessity.
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I'm not an old grumpy . seen plenty of units come in with slide out toppers with debris all over the slide roof .people seem to think with the topper they don't ever have to check the slide roof . guess the wind never blows where you go and the rain always falls straight down . to each there own
after a yr i see no real need for one just extra cost when getting new and then when it's time to replace the topper material . but i do agree lots of people like the extra gimmicks and love to spend money so they think they don't have to do anything extra
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Fairly straight forward and easy install, depending on the length of the topper it can require a second person. I think they are worth it and glad I installed mine.
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