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Old 11-04-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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We have 2 slide outs on our trailer,one on each side of the trailer. One is covered by our awning. Our biggest one doesn't have anything covering it. It was suggested to me that I might think about getting a slide out cover installed to protect our slide from leaking or trash ruining our seals. Do you all have those and if so where is the best place and the most economical place to get them? If I ordered them could we install them ourselves?
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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Well you should have one installed from the factory. It would have been much cheaper.
It's more expensive to have one installed aftermarket.
We made the same mistake and it cost us over $400.
But ours is a 12 foot long slide out. We had ours done at Camping World.
Highly recommend one because we had lots of debris on ours before we got it.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:56 PM   #4
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These are a must have. Especially if you fall camp in wooded areas. They keep debris off the top of your slide and most water from coming inside the trailer when you close up. The alternative is a ladder and a long handle broom. I just bought a new trailer that didn't have one and that was the first thing I told the dealer to add. It was around $600 for mine but it's over a super slide on a 30 Ft.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:29 PM   #5
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I agree with the rest of the campers. The slide toppers are a must. The fact that all of the debris rolls off the cover when you pull in the slide is great. It also was my first upgrade. I ordered my Carefree of Colorado covers from the dealer and me and a buddy out them on in an afternoon. Not hard to do. Follow instructions and use lots of sealer on the brackets to protect from leaks.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:00 AM   #7
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Well worth having installed. We had dealer install them before we took delivery.
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Our 23IKSS has a slide topper on the couch/dinette slide but not on the kitchen slide. The awning usually covers that slide, but when we have the awning closed due to weather, the top of that slide gets covered with rain and tree debris. It would be nice to have a topper on that one too.
The only problem I have with the topper is that it pools water when it rains.
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Our 23IKSS has a slide topper on the couch/dinette slide but not on the kitchen slide. The awning usually covers that slide, but when we have the awning closed due to weather, the top of that slide gets covered with rain and tree debris. It would be nice to have a topper on that one too.
The only problem I have with the topper is that it pools water when it rains.
It will only pool water if your spring tension is weak or the topper is set to high on the slide wall. I increased the fall by moving it down on the slide which gives it more fall. Sometimes they are installed to flat. Now not saying in a heavy down pour, but most rain do not pool on it.
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Thanks. Even when dry, it seems to have a little sag in the center. The ends are tight, but dead center on the fabric it has a depression, almost as if it stretched out. Usually after a rain I go out with a pole and press and hold the arm on the end of the topper to loosen the fabric. When I do that, the water pours off and once I let go it springs back to its normal position.
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