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Old 01-06-2018, 02:47 PM   #1
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We have been following this site for some time. Great info and fun !!!
We put a down payment on a 21 SS Roo in the fall. Expect delivery in March. Question should we have a topper installed ?? we have heard pros and cons. We would value you seasoned campers input. Other options we should look into ?? improvements needed before maiden trip?? Looking forword to upcoming season. We live in northern Illinois. What would be a good first short distance trip as we get our feet wet ?? We previously owned a Jayco Cardinal 8 popup many years ago and have been tenting intemittently since sale. Excited about getting back into a camper again for many years ahead.
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Iím on the pro side for topper! I had mine installed by the dealer before I took it home. In my case I like it because it keeps the roof of slide clean and itís another layer of protection for water intrusion. I also think it may help to keep the unit cooler by shading the slide out roof. You will get many opinions pro and against.
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:19 PM   #3
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Last year we bought a new camper and had toppers installed for the first time. I think the most likely place to have a water problem is the roof or the slides. So by starting out with these I hope to be ahead of the game. The guy that delivered the trailer said you can put cheap beach balls in the space under the topper will help them from getting a belly in it. I only had them for the last part of the year, and they did keep the pine cones off the top of the trailer.
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:42 PM   #4
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YES on the toppers.

Great for snow, ice, rain, pine needles, bugs that drop sticky stuff, bird poo, pine cones, blown sand.....

We installed our own on the first TT. Had the factory install them on the new TT
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:49 PM   #5
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Toppers a must. Water pressure and power EMS and surge protector.
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I had a Roo 23SS and I didn't get one for our super slide.
BIG mistake. Should've had one installed before signining the papers.
One year later, we decided we needed one. Cost three times as much as the cost of a factory option.

Wouldn't be without one, especially with a super slide like your 21SS has.
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Could you tell me more about the additional suggestions. Just starting out, Green on some of the terminalogy. Thank you !!!
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Could you tell me more about the additional suggestions. Just starting out, Green on some of the terminalogy. Thank you !!!
Which ones?
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Could you tell me more about the additional suggestions. Just starting out, Green on some of the terminalogy. Thank you !!!
I guess I will take a shot.

What you will need for your trailer:

20 for minimum Sewer Hose with connection or donut for drop.
Fresh Water hose - 2 25 foot hoses are best.
Extension cord for electric
Tools for minor repairs
Boards or store bought jack pads to go under stabilizers
Boards or store bought blocks to go under wheel to level side to side
Wheel chocks
Cable TV cable
Rubber gloves
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Most importantly a surge protector that guards against power surges, dirty power, etc. Plugs into pedestal at the campground and then you plug power cord into that. Surge Guard and Progressive Industries are the two most popular. Comes in 30 and 50 amp service. Pricey but necessary. Without it, power surge can burn out your appliances.
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