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Old 02-21-2016, 10:44 AM   #31
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I just purchased or first 5th wheel with one topper. When it is extended the remaining unrolled topper material has wrinkles. Is there a way to get these out our am I wasting my time and they will just keep coming back?


I am a new member and hope it is appropriate to get opinions on my issue in this discussion. Please advise.
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:59 AM   #32
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I wouldn't think wrinkles are good but, if you just purchased it, definitely bring it up with your dealer. (It should be covered under warranty.)

Our Rockwood was new but had been sitting on the lot for a year and UV from the sun damaged the awning and Forest River replaced it under warranty. We put polymer covers over both the awning and slide covers when parked to help prevent UV damage.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:37 PM   #33
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I'm debating myself to have them put on our new 2703ws, but doesn't all the stuff you're saying gets on the slide just get rolled up into the topper? We camp a lot in the pine trees and I can't see just rolling the needles into the topper either. I would feel like I needed to get up there and sweep all that crap off, so I might as well not get them and sweep the slide instead.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:46 PM   #34
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I'm debating myself to have them put on our new 2703ws, but doesn't all the stuff you're saying gets on the slide just get rolled up into the topper? We camp a lot in the pine trees and I can't see just rolling the needles into the topper either. I would feel like I needed to get up there and sweep all that crap off, so I might as well not get them and sweep the slide instead.
It won't happen...
It's rolling itself backwards...so auto clean itself !
The way mine goes anyway.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:57 PM   #35
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I just assumed the rolled up like an awning did. All of a sudden I like the idea. Guess it's time to spend more money Thanks for correcting me.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:58 PM   #36
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:02 PM   #37
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It won't happen...
It's rolling itself backwards...so auto clean itself !
The way mine goes anyway.
It can Happen,certain type of "Pine Needles" have "Pine Tar" on then that is Very Sticky! Youroo!! US Flag in the Second Row?
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:04 PM   #38
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I just assumed the rolled up like an awning did. All of a sudden I like the idea. Guess it's time to spend more money Thanks for correcting me.
They do roll up like awning does. As an awning or slide topper rolls under, it dumps off any twigs, Frisbees, paratroopers, etc. And youroo is correct is saying some things CAN stick to the fabric - same as with an awning.

I say YEA... F.R. installed a set on my trailer when no one was able to stop a leak in my bedroom slide. No more leaks.
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My 3051 came with the toppers. I just came back from 10 days at Myrtle Beach and they were ok. My previous class C didn't have any slideouts, so i didn't need any.
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I had them on my 21SS and they worked very well for keeping debris out of the slide seals. They were great for pine needles, twigs, and even snow. The one caution you do have to be aware of is wind. After 3 years of use I noticed the ends starting to tear from the high winds (where they attached to the slide). I often would pull the slide in about halfway during high winds so it would not be as much stress on the attachment point. I would definitely recommend them and will likely put them on my next unit.
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