Originally Posted by seakayaker
I'm considering adding a slide topper. My TT has one slide.
Looking for input on these questions:
- Do I need to blow off the slide topper before closing the slide? If I'm going to need to blow off the slide topper is it really helping me? I'm already carrying a ladder in order to blow off the top of the slide itself.
- If I get a slide topper can I close the slide while its still wet with the morning dew? If so, do I have to open the slide when I get home in order for it to dry out?
- Any tidbits of know-how with regards to maintaining slides and slide toppers from the *experts*?
I added a slide topper to our 25KS, because the dealer didn't have the black fabric for him to do it. IMO its very important to have one, to keep junk(leaves, limbs, pine cones/straw, pecans, acorns, ect.) from getting on the slide top and then dragging that junk thru the top seal. I climbed on top and swept off the slide top every time before we left camp, before the topper was installed........ Once the topper is there then anything up there will fall off as it rolls in. Have never been concerned about morning dew. .... I consider it a valuable item to have and asked the dealer why it wasn't a standard item, said some owners in snowy areas don't want them because they can be damaged by snow pileup. So some dealers don't include them when making orders for that reason, and add it if the new owner wants it.