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Old 11-02-2015, 05:34 PM   #31
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While in flagstaff, AZ, just passing through, I woke up to 10 inches of snow on top the slide out I could not get the slide out to close against the snow accumulation. With no ladder available, I was stuck until most of it melted.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:08 PM   #32
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Had one installed on my large slide and had a interesting issue. The factory placed the top rail on at the factory so the awning went right on. The issue is the topper is flat when out and always catches water. I am planning a PVC device to slide in after deployment to get an angle for water drainage. Wonder why the rail was placed low at the factory. Other than that it does a good job.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:15 AM   #33
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Buy some small soccer balls and put between the top of the slide and the topper. I have seen this done by several campers. Just don't forget to remove them.
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:44 AM   #34
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The small balls trick works ...
we had a topper installed on the 2012 Salem we owned and it worked extremely well but in the hot sun the material stretched.

stretched material would recover when it cooled down but if it rained teh weight would cause the material to sit on the roof top.
they protect against leaves, trwigs, some small sticks and the ever popular bird crap.
Remember the roof top for the slide out is what comes into your trailer - I for one do not like natures garbage inside my living space.
the new to us trailer has 2 slide outs without awning toppers but that is a job for next summer at this point.
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:52 AM   #35
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:07 AM   #37
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Anyone have pictures of PVC frame idea. I assume it is shaped like a T running across the length. The ball idea seems like it would just do the ends and cause stretching. I only need 1-2 inches of lift up near the camper.
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