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Old 08-26-2010, 05:34 PM   #1
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Slideout awnings?

Are the slide-out awnings a good or bad idea? Do they flop in the wind and rain? The question I have should I order them or not on our 8280WS? Thank you
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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I have an awning on our slide out (not a very large slide, 6 feet X 4 feet maybe)and I think it was worth the extra money. I haven't noticed any noise from wind or rain that I can say.
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Slide out awnings, By all means.

I will be ordering the same RV you have with a slide out in the living area and bedroom. Done a lot of research. You can bet your BIPPY mine will have the awnings from the factory. I understand, the awnings help the AC
to not have to work so hard. Has to assist in heat protection!!

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Old 08-26-2010, 07:09 PM   #4
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I have 3 slideouts and all 3 have awnings.

The awning over the sofa bed makes that bed the quietest in a rain storm. The master bedroom sounds like being in a 55 gallon drum.

The awning keeps the slide roof clean and dry when retracting when we break camp. Water and leaves do not pool on the roof and get sucked into the camper.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:11 PM   #5
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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
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:40 PM   #6
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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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Old 08-26-2010, 07:55 PM   #7
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I have them on our 2902ss, keeps the slide out clean and cooler. One time we were camping the the seashore and the winds made the covers billow up.
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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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Good tip. Inflatable balls for snow emergencies.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:16 PM   #9
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Good thread ... I have often wondered if I should get an awning for my slide. I do not have one and so far I don't have any problems. How expensive are they?
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:57 PM   #10
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Slide out toppers are a good thing to have and they help a lot as mention above. Toppers should be firm went the slide out is open, if you notice any sag then it needs adjustment, it will hold water if your camper is completly level. If you have one installed on your camper make sure you check it out before you leave the dealer, and if you are buying a new camper this does not mean it is adjusted correctly. I have seen new campers on the dealers lots with the slide outs open and the toppers are sagging.
If you look at an awning on a camper then relate that to the slide out topper so that you can inspect both of them.
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