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Old 09-22-2015, 08:24 PM   #1
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slide out awnings

So DW thinks we need slide out awnings who has them, what kind, pros and cons please
and if you have the do you have the weather guards on them?
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I definitely recommend them. Keeps debris and rain off slide out. Also the slideout ceiling is slightly cooler on the interior.

I purchased the Carefree Sideout Kover III with full enclosure from Shadepro.net.




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I definitely recommend them. Keeps debris and rain off slide out. Also the slideout ceiling is slightly cooler on the interior. x2
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Wouldn't have a RV without them.
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Only con we have seen is they can trap some water after a rain. We just pull the slide in so it drains and run the slide back out.
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I'm apparently part of the minority that thinks they are unnecessary and can't justify the expense of adding them after you've already bought the trailer.

Although I only bring my slides in once a year so I only have to worry about cleaning them off really good once a year. I'll brush leaves and branches off periodically throughout the year though.
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I'm apparently part of the minority that thinks they are unnecessary and can't justify the expense of adding them after you've already bought the trailer.

Although I only bring my slides in once a year so I only have to worry about cleaning them off really good once a year. I'll brush leaves and branches off periodically throughout the year though.

I understand where you are coming from. These things aren't cheap.

After looking closely at how the slideout roof is constructed I figured the slideout covers are cheap insurance for water intrusion.


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Old 09-28-2015, 03:55 PM   #9
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If you camp in the woods or near trees, it's well worth it. All that debris does, is shorten the life of the slide out seals. The debris just rolls off when the slide out is retracted.
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My Flagstaff came with the slide awnings and one over the dining area has stretched and collects rain, I asked a service advisor about tightening and was informed they would never recommend them and the whole slide-out would have to be adjusted if tightened. I find this hard to believe as I got negative feedback as I did not purchase the 5th there. Can the awning be adjusted without having to adjust the slide-out?
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