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Old 09-27-2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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"Slide Out Awning"

We have a 2010 Wildcat Fifth Wheel 28RKBS. Just curious if anyone have the Slide Out Awning on their RV's and if they like them. Any info would be appreciated. I have looked at the Carefree of Colorado and the AE brands. thank you very much in advance.

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Old 09-27-2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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Our Flagstaff 26 RBSS had the AE slide awning on when we bought it. It still gets dirty but keeps the leaves and twigs off, may help ensure the gasket doesn't leak too! So far it has been trouble free.

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Old 09-27-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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I wouldnt have one myself, they make alot of noise in the wind, and I have helped others out campin when the Rain puddled and nearly pulled it loose,

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Old 09-27-2010, 08:19 PM   #4
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I like ours! My last camper didnt have the awnings and I always had to clean the slides before letting them in.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:01 PM   #5
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I ordered one on our trailer. I read numerous discussions on these boards, most positive. Run a search for awning covers and draw your own conclusions. I am happy with ours.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:12 AM   #6
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I have one on my camper and pleased with it and I do recommend it, the only thing is that it needs to be clean just like your standard awning and you don't want to close up the slide out with twigs or small hard stuff in it. If you are camping under trees I suggest that you get up on the roof before you close the slide out and inspect it.
Now if you didn't have a topper you will still have to get up on the roof at some time and check out the of the slide roof out any way.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:38 AM   #7
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Better with than with out keeps You off the roof and stops most leafs and twigs from getting on the slides well worth the extra $$$ to Me and also the Wife agrees so it has to be good...LOL
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:21 AM   #8
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We have one on our Rock 2604. It does collect water in the rain, but helps out tremulously in the heat. When bought our TT, it wad in July and you could tell the difference between slides with and slides without the awning. It requires some attention, but glad we have it. Oh, we have weathered a couple of summer storms without a problem.....other then the water pooling.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:02 AM   #9
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Had them on my last 2 trailers. Never had a problem.
Sure, water will pool sometimes, but the water drains off while bringing the slide IN.
I'm going to order and install one for our present trailer.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:44 AM   #10
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My Flagstaff has 2 of them, and I have never had slack in them- no pooling in rain, or anything. Only problem is they need cleaned, just like the other awnings, but they keep twigs and most leaves off of the top of the slides. saving the seals. I say get them! Randy

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