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Old 06-02-2015, 11:00 AM   #1
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Slide out awnings

How many of you decided to get slide out awnings for your RVs? We've ordered a 371REBH and need to decide if we want the dealer to install them. They said they could install black ones to better match the exterior of the Sandpiper. They are $489.99 per slide out installed. I'm sure I could save $$ and install them myself. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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Yes we did and love it! We are getting ready to bug out now but I can post some pics. (I had my dealer install it since it requires drilling into the trailer.)

It does make a little noise when extending so don't let that alarm you.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting those pics. They look great!
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:55 PM   #4
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I got them installed on our 371REBH at the factory. Was a $1450 option for all 4.

In my mind they are a must have.
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We made the mistake of not getting one and ended up paying way more a year later.
still was worth it.
Would never buy another RV without them.
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There's a pretty good you tube video on the how too.
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We bought for our Catalina 263RLS and love it. As stated in earlier post, had it installed because of drilling into side of trailer and slideout. Would buy again in a heartbeat.
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Have them on our new Sabre, all three slides, and like them so far. I need to figure out how to tighten the big one. It puddles in rain and dumps off when running the slides in. Still better than puddles on the slide roofs and no more leaves to sweep off!
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I didn't get them and instead invested the money in the auto leveling system. From what I researched it seemed the benefits of not having to sweep of some debris once in a while wasn't worth the fact that they can flap in the wind. I only use my camper for several days to weeks vacations. If I were a full timer or had it set up as a seasonal, then I probably would have got them. They also offer shade on the slide outs but for the little area they cover I have two AC units to keep me cool.
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We special ordered them on our 4092BFL as they were not on the option sheet. Cost an extra $1485.00 from Manufacturer, surprisingly more than the $1400.00 upgrade for double pane windows.

Ours on our current 2008 Wildwood don't flap in the wind, and it acts as another buffer from raindrops especially if raining at night. We don't get the noise of the raindrops hitting the roof of the slideout over our heads because of the toppers.

We will never go without slideout toppers in the future. It's also nice that nowadays they are black to hide getting dirty, compared to the white ones on our current 2008 which need cleaning once a year.
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