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Old 08-26-2010, 09:15 PM   #11
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I have an awning on my single slide, and am glad that it is there for the purpose of keeping crud off the top of the slide. That said, it is one more awning fabric to keep clean.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:36 PM   #12
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I paid 150 dollars per slide when I ordered it. I really have no idea if that was a deal or a bone job.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:42 PM   #13
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We got caught in a freak snowstorm on Columbus Day weekend last year in Allegany State Park. Had about 8" of wet, heavy snow fall. Made me very glad I didn't have a slide topper...would have had to camp with the slide in!

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How'd you get the snow off before closing the slideout?
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:11 PM   #14
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Our previous TT had a couch slide. I was able to broom the snow off from a step ladder. I normally check the top of the slide from the rear ladder and go up on the roof if there's anything to clear.

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Old 08-26-2010, 10:24 PM   #15
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How'd you get the snow off before closing the slideout?

Same way I get it off the roof... With a Shovel...
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:41 PM   #16
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3 trailers never had them, never missed them, will never buy them.
Takes 2 minutes to sweep debris if any off slide roof. Perhaps once I am unable to climb ladder to get to roof I may reconsider
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:11 PM   #17
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Never had awnings on my slideouts until I got my new 2010 829RGSS. I used to always admire the idea when at RV shows or browsing RVs at Camping World and I thought that was a nice feature on my latest purchase.

I'm amazed a bit that there may be a downside...but not sure they are absolutely necessary or worth the expense if one's rig doesn't come with them. But I'm not going to take mine off that's for sure! I like not having to pick up leaves inside my TT...

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Old 08-27-2010, 10:27 PM   #18
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Three trailers and have had slide awnings on two; and will install a slide awning on our present trailer. The slide awning(topper) keeps the slide room cooler in hot weather and helps keep debris off of slide room roof.

Living in the deep south, I must ask, what is snow?
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:24 AM   #19
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Definitely order them. Too many benefits to list.
The only problem, as mentioned before, is the topper for the superslide will hold water. But just today I made a support that totally eliminates the issue. I cut a 6-inch by 6-foot strip out of a sheet of styrofoam insulation, carving a slight arch in the center. I slipped it under the awning, pushing it as far as I could reach until it was centered. The tension of the awning holds it in place. The arch in the support moves the water to the ends of the awning before it can even begin to pool. Problem solved for a couple of bucks.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:58 AM   #20
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good idea!

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yes get toppers, I have them on my slides, really helps with the florida sun. the only thing is during rain storms you will either have to keep a small child's ball under them or tip you trailer as the water build up will pull them off
NOW I KNOW where to stash their silly balls when not in use! They've been in the cabin - because they are so light - for travel, but always seem to be in the way!
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