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Old 06-24-2019, 09:25 PM   #1
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Slide covers

Are the retractable slide out covers worth it. My trailer has two slideouts and no cover.

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Old 06-24-2019, 09:57 PM   #2
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If you do a forum search, you'll find arguments on both sides. A lot has to do with where you camp. If you often camp in wooded areas, I think the peace of mind and inconvenience of having to clear the slider roof of debris before closing is worth it. I added one myself when we bought our trailer used.

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Old 06-24-2019, 10:02 PM   #3
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Some folks swear by them.
I don't like them. Had them on one unit, hated them. Too noisy while windy was my main complaint. And it's almost always windy here. During storms, they didn't keep debris out and also collected water. Also, in our sunny climate, they are just another awning to replace due to sun rot.
But everyone is different. I, for one, will never have them again.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:51 PM   #4
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My vote is get one. Ours was invaluable.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:55 PM   #5
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Another vote for having them.
You don't bring water into the rig when it rains and you retract the slide.
You won't bring in leaves, branches and assorted bugs that come from the trees when you bring the slide in.

Basically anything that falls on the RV will stay out of the RV.

Have never had an issue with unusual wind noise.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:24 AM   #6
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We love them!

As mentioned those that have them, like 'em and those that don't... don't.

We've had them on out last 4 R/Vs.
They have done a good job of keeping the rain and dirt off our slide roof.
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:27 PM   #7
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Love ours.Keeps leaves ,branches etc. from getting on top the slide out.
If a pine cone or branch get hung up on the slider when closing it ,it could do some damage on the slide.
Been having them for many many years.
I use to bring a broom and go on top of my rv and sweep all the crap off the sliders before closing them. It will shock you some of the crap that falls on the slides.

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