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Old 12-16-2015, 03:23 PM   #11
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I live in Kansas where wind is near constant. I grew tired of listening to them flap at night. I know some use bungie cords and some tethered soccer balls, but just something else during set up and tear down. They hold water after a good rain and create an unwanted shower should you be standing near the slide when retracting. They also get nasty underneath and are hard to clean even with a Swiffer mop. I did have them on my previous SOB and they did do their job of keeping debris off the slideout roof. The noise and the nasty underside made me go without them on my current fiver. A leaf blower with a gutter nozzle blows off what roof debris I accumulate.
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:22 PM   #12
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There tons of threads asking the same question, on the forum.
It gets asked probably every two weeks.

Bottom line is the vast majority love their slide toppers, including me.
We made the mistake, by not having one installed, before we bought our HTT.
After one year of camping, we had so much tree sap and residue, our slide seals stuck so badly, I had to use a butter knife to break up the adhesion.
So after paying CW to install a topper, we have never had this issue again. And no more climbing on a ladder to sweep off pine needles, leaves and other junk.
Plus it helps keep water off the top of the slideout.
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:27 PM   #13
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If where you camp has Sun and you have slides you need them to help Cool the roof of the slides! If your unit is like a Freezer during the Hot Summer Days,dont put on covers! If you camp where there are Trees in the Fall with Leaves I recommend covers! If it Never Rains where you camp you can skip the covers! If you camp where/when there might be Freezing rain/Ice/Snow you might/will be delayed in Retracting your Slide and Covers! Most of the RARE times that the covers flap and make Noise we hardly notice because the Entire Unit is Moving from the WIND! I find More + than - to have Slide covers! Youroo!!
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:36 PM   #14
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We occasionally camp in cold weather. Once we woke up to discover it had snowed overnight. Cannot imagine how we would have gotten the slides in with 2" of snow on them.


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Old 12-16-2015, 04:40 PM   #15
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Has It Been Two Weeks Already?

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There tons of threads asking the same question, on the forum.
It gets asked probably every two weeks.


Bottom line is the vast majority love their slide toppers, including me.
We made the mistake, by not having one installed, before we bought our HTT.
After one year of camping, we had so much tree sap and residue, our slide seals stuck so badly, I had to use a butter knife to break up the adhesion.
So after paying CW to install a topper, we have never had this issue again. And no more climbing on a ladder to sweep off pine needles, leaves and other junk.
Plus it helps keep water off the top of the slideout.
That's Funny bikendan, as I started reading the OP I was thinking, "Really, seems like about every two weeks this subject comes up" , But I started reading the post anyways to see if the same people, give the same Pros and Cons and the same things get hashed and rehashed over and over again. I guess I'm a sucker for cheap entertainment like everyone else.
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:47 PM   #16
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That's Funny bikendan, as I started reading the OP I was thinking, "Really, seems like about every two weeks this subject comes up" , But I started reading the post anyways to see if the same people, give the same Pros and Cons and the same things get hashed and rehashed over and over again. I guess I'm a sucker for cheap entertainment like everyone else.
I guess this must be the wrong place for people to ask questions. I guess the OP could have done the search function but not everyone is tech savy.
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:58 PM   #17
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I guess this must be the wrong place for people to ask questions. I guess the OP could have done the search function but not everyone is tech savy.
No Sir, not the wrong place at all. It just cracks me up how little the search function apparently ever gets used. Not just on this forum, but on about every different forum I have ever been a part of.

I didn't intend to insinuate someone shouldn't ask questions, I was merely stating the obvious and voicing the humor I found in the fact that I had thought the same thing as bikendan as soon as I read the post.

Stick around for a while and you may end up coming to the same conclusion I have, although the well placed, the search box on this forum, as well as others, is one of the least used features you will find. And I would have to question your assumption that someone is not tech savy enough to use a search box, after all, how do you think they found this forum. Most likely a Google search box

Sorry I offended you, been a long day, but it's getting better now.
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:25 PM   #18
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I am of the theory, never had one... But might add one.. Big might. Not sure if it is needed. I am able and will use my step ladder and clean off the roof of anything. If it is rain, I will just use a towel.. I have yet to deal with bird poo, mostly just leaves and general dirt which I would guess (minus the leaves) would still eventually get under the topper and be a pain to clean. If I had snow, see the ladder use above. I am very torn on whether to be for or against.

As for the search, I do not mind answering the same question multiple times, it is the reality in a forum. I will chuckle when I see three people asking the same question in the same sub-forum at the same time though, I will admit..
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I've had to use boiling water to get the ice off my slide.
Last May.
Still not something I would bother having installed.


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Old 12-16-2015, 05:32 PM   #20
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I've had to use boiling water to get the ice off my slide.
Last May.
Still not something I would bother having installed.


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Yeah, for us northerners... I guess at least snow or ice on the slide and it might make a bit of a wt mess. A frozen topper could mean no moving until defrosted or risk it tearing from getting brittle in the cold (if possible).
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