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Old 06-21-2015, 09:24 PM   #1
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Do slideout covers help? How long do they last before repair nesasary? Who makes the best ones?


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Old 06-22-2015, 10:25 AM   #2
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I am really surprised that you have not had any response to your question. I am wondering my self, for I need them for my 2015 Flagstaff 23FBDS.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:30 AM   #3
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My new trailer came with them and I do recommend them as they keep the slide out tops clean also. Last trailer had them also and it was 5 years old and showed very little wear but then again I would clean the also along with the roof of the trailer. Proper maintenance is the key to any products longevity. Later RJD
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:43 AM   #4
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Do slideout covers help? How long do they last before repair nesasary? Who makes the best ones?


Thanks for the info.
For me the slide toppers are a must, they help keep the slides clean and dry. They should last a long if properly maintained. Mine are made by Carefree and have had no issues so far. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:45 AM   #5
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You only need them if you want to avoid having to sweep the top of your slides before you pull them in or want to avoid a lot of water being let inside if you pull them in after a rain storm. If those aren't concerns for you, then save the money. My 87" kitchen slide awning was quote by a local dealer at $530 installed. Like everything else, Dometic is the manufacturer they use. Hope that helps!
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:45 AM   #6
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If you're referring to the slide toppers, yes I certainly believe in having them.
They aren't really designed to keep rain off the top of the slide, although they certainly do perform that function. It's the debris from trees, leaves, sticks, and what-not that they are designed to catch so when you put your slide in, you don't have to either go on the roof to sweep off your slide top, or worry that some debris is going to tear your top slide seal.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:14 AM   #7
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I have them and love them. They not only keep debris and water off the top of the slides but also keep the sun off the tops, thereby helping keep them cool. That's valuable here in the Southeast.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:18 PM   #8
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I definitely wouldn't complain about having them, but can't seem to justify spending the money. Plus I'd hate to send my 13 year old son to the unemployment lines...
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:27 PM   #9
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I've had them on all three of my TT/5ers. Wouldn't be without them.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:30 PM   #10
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During a heavy rain storm, the slide topper will help stop the rain from pushing past the top seal and soaking the inside of your trailer. This happened to me on my 2 year old grey wolf. Despite conditioning the seals and cleaning all debris off of the slide, it can happen! Consider it an investment and don't learn the hard way like I did.
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