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Old 06-03-2015, 10:53 AM   #11
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The dealer we ordered our 371REBH from didn't mention the awnings as an option from the factory. They said they can do it themselves. Of course they charge more to do it than the factory does...$1,959.96 vs. $1,450.00.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:00 AM   #12
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driving rain in a strong storm can push water past standard seals. slide out covers help immensely here. not to mention the other benefits posted here...
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:13 PM   #13
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The dealer we ordered our 371REBH from didn't mention the awnings as an option from the factory. They said they can do it themselves. Of course they charge more to do it than the factory does...$1,959.96 vs. $1,450.00.
The regional sales rep told the dealer that we could not get them, and the dealer would not do them. Then I emailed FR directly and they said I could pay extra to get them while in production. I don't usually try to override the chain of command, but I thought is was silly since so many other FR models come with slideout toppers.

The two slideout toppers on our 2008 392FKTB (bedroom and dinette/sofa slideouts) totaled only $450.00 as extra options when we ordered it. They have definitely gone up in price over the years.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:26 PM   #14
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We order ours from the factory as an option; we also ordered the matching black metal wrap that is offered on the Cedar Creek units to match the awning cover. The only thing I wish we had ordered also was the option side awning with black metal wrap on the curb side slide room.



This is the third 5er we have own and the other two both had slide toppers would not own a trailer without them keeps the roof of the slide dry and clean of debris.



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Old 06-03-2015, 09:05 PM   #15
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We made the mistake of not getting them for the first two years of owning our 2013 grey wolf 29dsfb. The first year was fine but during the second years winter, water had pushed past the top seals on both slides and did some damage. Went to the dealer and purchased both for $900 and installed them myself. I will now always make sure my future trailers have them.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:01 PM   #16
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We got em and had them installed at dealer, just for ease really. They do puddle and I will end up with something to remedy that but otherwise they do what they are suppose to.
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Got them, love them and will not have an RV without them again.
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:15 PM   #18
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Yep! first time ya have to get a ladder to sweep leaves & pine straw/other stuff from your slide before you pull it in OR the first hard rainstorm you are in that leaks through the seals will convince you to have them installed
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:25 PM   #19
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We got em and had them installed at dealer, just for ease really. They do puddle and I will end up with something to remedy that but otherwise they do what they are suppose to.
If this is an issue to you! You can place beach balls or something similar under the Awning and the on top of the slide roof. This will allow drainage of the awning.

To me it is not a big deal; I just do not stand next to the slides as the DW is bring them in. We also make sure that the main entrance door is closed when the dining slide is brought in because the steps are washed every time by the water on top of the awning.
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Just tighten the awnings up by take a 3 or 4 more turns in both torsion springs to eliminate the sagging by water.
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