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Old 03-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Slideouts with peaked roofs

At a campground over the weekend I saw something I had never seen (or at least hadn't noticed). It was a Silverback fifth wheel that appeared to be brand new. All three slideouts had peaked roofs. I don't know much about slideouts but it seemed this design might lessen the need for the slideout awnings. But I'm wondering if the A-frame design causes some space constraints on the inside.

With the slides pushed in, I don't think it would be very noticeable, but with them out, the design really stood out. I just wondered what some of you folks thought about the pros and cons of such a design. Thanks.
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The ones that I remember seeing inside was neat - I feel like I remember it giving you more headroom inside (except maybe out at the outside edges).

I have read that slide toppers cannot be used with this design. I'd wonder if there was enough of a peak to really make a difference with leaves and stuff sliding off. My gut says, I'd doubt it- but I'm just guessing.

I think the peaked slide roofs are neat. I'm not sure if they'd make or break a decision for me, though.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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The pitched slides are excellent! It really opens up the space in the inside. It is true that awnings are not really necessary the rain and some debris roll off but some stay. But over all it is a great design and I do not think I could go back to a regular slide again!
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The ones that I remember seeing inside was neat - I feel like I remember it giving you more headroom inside (except maybe out at the outside edges).

I have read that slide toppers cannot be used with this design. I'd wonder if there was enough of a peak to really make a difference with leaves and stuff sliding off. My gut says, I'd doubt it- but I'm just guessing.

I think the peaked slide roofs are neat. I'm not sure if they'd make or break a decision for me, though.
From the looks of the one I saw, it seemed steep enough for leaves and pine needles to slide right off if they were dry.
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The pitched slides are excellent! It really opens up the space in the inside. It is true that awnings are not really necessary the rain and some debris roll off but some stay. But over all it is a great design and I do not think I could go back to a regular slide again!
And there you have a much better response than my guess - actual experience!
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I especially liked the "peaked" roof appearance on the inside of our new Silverback 29RE. I'm sure the outside will shed water and debris more efficiently but it was the overall appearance and roominess of the inside that appealed to us. Am looking forward to our 4 month summer odyssey throughout the intermountain west.
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Thanks for the great responses. It's hard to tell from the outside what the effect will be on the interior, but it sounds great.
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Here is a video on the Silverback. Oakman posted it earlier but watch it and you can see the difference it makes.


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I love the cathedral ceiling in our slideouts, it makes the interior look even more spacious. I wish the bedroom slideout had the peaked roof the way the newest ones do. The only time I have to deal with debris on the main slideouts is during wet weather. Wet leaves will stick to anything and everything.

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The cathedral ceilings impressed us when we were looking at 5er's last year. The added headroom in the slides really opens things up.
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