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Old 03-06-2018, 09:02 PM   #1
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Slide Toppers on Cardinal 3250 5er

We purchased our Cardinal without adding slide toppers, and now we want to add them on all three slides. The two street side slides will be no problem, as they are clear of any obstacles. However, the curb side slide is already equipped with an awning that will interfere with the installation of a "conventional" slide topper. There is virtually no clearance between the awning attached to the slide and the main awning attached to the side of the trailer forward of the slide when both are extended. A conventional slide topper mounted on the slide would then interfere with the deployment of the main awning.

It appears that the only way to install a topper on the curb side slide would be to fasten the hardware to the aluminum sheet metal extensions that serve to seal the slide when contracted. Has anyone tried this?? Are those aluminum structures strong enough to be used to support the slide topper hardware??
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:14 AM   #2
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I just looked at pictures on Google to find your setup... and you're in a tough spot.

A standard slide-topper would interfere with BOTH the slide awning and the main awning above the door. You COULD attach the slide-topper mounts above the slide awning and move it rearward so not to interfere with the main awning. I honestly don't know.
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:08 AM   #3
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Thanks "kfergiez" for your response. We may be breaking new ground here with my concepts for mounting slide toppers, but we may have to wait for the industry suppliers to respond.


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Old 03-07-2018, 03:10 AM   #4
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We had our dealer add them (Carefree SlideOut Kover IIIs) as they were not ordered from the factory pre-installed. Great fit and they might know a brand/mounting system that will work for your Cardinal.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:18 AM   #5
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We have a 3250, sitting here having breakfast , looking out , I see what you mean. We considered them as well , but not at the top of our list, good luck
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:42 PM   #6
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I have a Cardinal 3250 and had toppers installed by a local RV specialist. Here are some pictures of the curb side.
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:11 PM   #7
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What they do is mount it more toward the rear so the right side does not hit the awning. l had the same problem on my 30-30.
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:37 PM   #8
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I also see they mounted the MUCH further up on the slide to clear the awning. That's awesome.
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