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Old 12-31-2014, 03:28 PM   #1
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Dometic vs. Carefree

What are the pro's and con's of Dometic slide topper vs. Carefree slide topper. I have always had Dometic on my previous 5th wheels (probably like asking Ford vs. Chevy.) Will the factory installed rails above the slide-outs work okay?
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:19 PM   #2
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Your probably not going to get much of a response as to Dometic slide topper vs. Carefree slide topper.(pro's and con's)
I too asked this some time ago on here. That said , I did do a lot of homework on these toppers. But please note , I do not have toppers yet.

Suggest looking on both companies website.
Dometic has several different models to choose from and a new EZ line of toppers.

I would have to give the edge to Carefree of Colorado , as the acrylic/canvas material is far better than vinyl. They also cost more when I was looking last spring.

I was told for my unit, factory rail will work on 1 of my slides and the other 2 will need rails installed. Im not to thrilled about drilling a ton of holes in my unit either.

Hopefully some other members will chime in.

Good luck
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:55 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply and input. Just finished looking at the new EZ line of Dometic -- both deluxe and elite and will compare to the comparable Carefree line. I never had a problem with Dometic's vinyl and we camp a lot along the seashore -- heavy winds at times. The Titanium with the Dometic slide topper I installed I kept for 5 years -- the second Titanium I had the dealer install (got lazy) and kept 6 years before I got the Crusader. I have Maxxair 7500K and a Maxxair 4000K to install this Spring . In New England slide toppers are a must and I am getting too old :0) to climb up on the roof and sweep the debris off. I will post what on which one I decide on and my reasons why. Thanks again
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I have had both and they work equally well. I prefer the carefree for the look and topper material but either is a good choice. Never had any problems with either manufacturers.


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