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Old 04-22-2015, 06:49 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-22-2015, 07:14 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-22-2015, 07:27 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:21 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 04-23-2015, 12:48 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:27 AM   #6
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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.
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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...

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Old 04-23-2015, 10:30 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:28 AM   #9
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Really depends on the areas you camp areas or forest type with a lot of needles and leaves.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:52 AM   #10
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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.

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