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Old 05-25-2015, 08:46 PM   #21
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The topper awning also helps deflect the sun's heat

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Old 05-25-2015, 09:01 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by dogevans View Post
We are on our second rv with slide outs. We take one of our used bath towels and tie a rope to both ends. And then run it over the slide outs several times to remove debris and dirt from the top. It works great. With canopies over the slide outs, there is no easy way to clean any debris or dirt that piles up from blowing wind or rain. IMO, the canopies are not worth the money.
Maybe I'm not understanding.

On our toppers, if there is leaves, limbs, water, etc, as the slide comes in, the topper rolls up with everything falling off as it rolls up. One time, a bird tried to build a nest on top of a slide(under the topper). Before leaving, I took my blower and blew the nest out.

When we get home from a trip, I wash everything off and let it dry before storing.

No problem.

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Old 05-25-2015, 10:12 PM   #23
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Our salesman suggested we order the covers for our slides when we ordered our 5th wheel. Reading this, I'm so glad we did!!

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