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Old 02-10-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Slidetoppers - Yes or No?

Were looking at a Rockwood and considering factory-installed options, slidetoppers being one.
What are the pros and cons? What is your experience if you have them?
If you don't, are you glad, or do you wish you did?
All experiences, especially as it applies to mechnical reliability and weather-related issues will be appreciated.

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Slide toppers seem to be one of those RVing religious debates...

Pros: keeps crap off your slides. With them, you don't have to climb up and sweep off the slide roof before bringing in the slides. In theory, it should keep the slides cooler since the they block the sun from hitting the top of the slide.

Cons: extra thing to maintain and/or break. Can be noisy in high-wind scenarios

I have them. I'd buy them again, happily.

I don't know that I've ever read of anyone who has them and either removed them or wouldn't get them again. I have read plenty of people who will never have them.
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I personally have not seen a need or use .
Found spending my money elsewhere is of more benefit.

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Have them on our CC36RE. Little loud for rattling on the windy days but solved that problem. Would I get them again - YES.

It is one more thing to maintain but the value is great and realistically the maintenance on them is minimal.

Hope that helps..!
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Slide toppers seem to be one of those RVing religious debates...

Pros: keeps crap off your slides. With them, you don't have to climb up and sweep off the slide roof before bringing in the slides. In theory, it should keep the slides cooler since the they block the sun from hitting the top of the slide.

Cons: extra thing to maintain and/or break. Can be noisy in high-wind scenarios

I have them. I'd buy them again, happily.

I don't know that I've ever read of anyone who has them and either removed them or wouldn't get them again. I have read plenty of people who will never have them.
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We have the toppers on our unit. I would have them installed on the next unit we purchase. The can be noisy in the wind. We have found that by putting air mattresses under the topper it stops the flapping and the rain will not pool on the topper. One advantage is that they keep the top to the slide out dry and clean.
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I had them on my last trailer and had them installed where I could on my new trailer. I would recommend getting them. I never found them to be noisy and as someone said the maintenance is minimal. It helps keep the rain off and out on flat slides and of course debris. Toppers is something I look for on every new trailer.
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And there you have both sides. Now, I want up hear someone who had them and then later opted against them for future campers. Then you'd have the trifecta!
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Slide toppers seem to be one of those RVing religious debates...
I was afraid of that.
So ... they can be noisy. That's a big deal as Penny is a light sleeper. Solve by carrying cheap air matress for those windy occasions, eh?
How about mechanical issues?

Thanks for the prompt responses,
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Never used or found a need for them. Others will disagree.
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