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Old 09-01-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
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Are Slide Out Topper worth the money ? Pros and Cons please ..
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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In my opinion, absolutely!

Just slip one time walking around on the top of your camper to sweep off the leaves and sticks from a weekend trip and you'll get them... quickly!

Even worse, get a limb caught under the seal when the slide closes completely and tears the seal. While having it replaced for a grand and while it is being repaired, you'll just tell the dealer 'while you are at it, put toppers on".
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:55 PM   #3
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X2. Would not be without them.
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:24 PM   #4
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Made the mistake of not getting one installed when we bought our trailer.
A year later we paid CW 3x the cost for one .
But was still worth it.
Would never buy another RV without them.
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:12 PM   #5
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What would you if it snowed? You would not be able to get the slide in and it would not be easy to sweep off the snow.

They are essential.


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Old 09-01-2015, 07:25 PM   #6
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Have had them on 2 Rockwoods. Necessary for all the above reasons!
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We are grateful for ours. Parked near trees and didn't realize it was full of nuts. We checked but are glad we didn't have to sweep off the slides.


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just read a line here about the topper shredding so now they pull the slide in with bad weather ... why not just a ladder & broom????
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:25 PM   #10
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also be aware of your trailer weight. I'm right at GVWR when I load up with gear and water in the fresh tank (I only have 950 pounds of cargo capacity on my Tracer Air 250). Not sure what those weigh, but I can't sacrifice any cargo weight as much as I'd like to have one. I just climb up the same 3 step step ladder my kids use for the bunk bed and sweep it with the broom before we run the slide in if we are camping under trees.
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