Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-22-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
Member
 
Purdyquibb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: South Eastern Michigan
Posts: 89
Awning Question

I noticed some slide outs have an awning over them, Some don't. Didnt realize at the time we do not have one on our 2015 23ss. Should I look into it? Do I need it? Why would some have it some do not? Thanks guys.
__________________

__________________
Purdyquibb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2015, 08:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
You can indeed have slide toppers installed but it will be a little spendy if you have it done.
Those here who have them have posted that they will not be without them again, do you "need" them, no.

In some cases the toppers are an extra cost option, it may be cheaper to get them installed from the factory.
__________________

__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
You can install them yourself if you have a helper or if you are clever enough and have the tools, you can do it yourself. They are, imo, necessary to keep from having to worry about trash, water, etc from getting inside the trailer.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Carefree Slideout Cover Service Manual.pdf (603.7 KB, 53 views)
File Type: pdf Dometic Slide Out Awning Installation.pdf (739.0 KB, 46 views)
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 12:21 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
CDNWhiskey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 130
I have one on my 2013 23SS.
Love it.
Keeps leafs, branches, birds, rain everything from getting into the slide or trailer.
Some carry a ladder and a big broom to keep it clear but that seems silly. Just put one on and be done with it. Cost wise not too bad. Well worth it.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
CDNWhiskey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 01:48 AM   #5
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,299
We made the mistake of not getting one installed before we picked up our 23SS.
Was way more expensive to have it installed later.
So glad we got one anyway.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 10:27 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Maine
Posts: 159
We had it installed because we know someone that put there slide in and had a branch on top ripped the outer and inner slide seal at a great expense for repair.
__________________
2008 F150 v8 5.4
2015Rockwood Roo 23SS


2015 Nights Camping: 39
2016 Reserved: 23
Davylee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 10:52 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Ninemmsig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 111
We had two installed when we bought ours-$700 total, but forgot about the kitchen slide (under the awning)-haven't priced that one yet...
__________________

2015 36DBK5
2015 Chevy 3500 dually
Ninemmsig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 11:30 AM   #8
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,088
I've never had them on any of my slides and have never had a problem with anything getting into the trailer. If they come with the trailer, great, but I wouldn't go through the trouble or expense of adding them afterward.

Kinda like having wiper blades on your headlights IMO.
__________________
Iwritecode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 12:28 PM   #9
Left Coast
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: vancouver,washington
Posts: 15,649
Send a message via Yahoo to bob caldwell
Really depends on the areas you camp in......open areas or forest type with a lot of needles and leaves.
__________________
bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 12:52 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
dj3spots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 547
Can't have one installed over our Salem Hemisphere 346QBUD main slide because it has a "peaked roof". Wished I had thought about this when we bought the trailer. Now we have to check the slide before we run it in to get any debri off. Also have to be prepared to soak up water if it's raining. We do have them over the bunkhouse and main bedroom slides. To us they are a needed item.


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
dj3spots is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awning

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 PM.