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Old 08-30-2014, 11:12 AM   #41
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We're considering slide toppers for our Flagstaff 8528 5'er. Looked at Carefree (more expensive) and Dometic (less expensive). Can anyone out there advise on which fabric to get among Sunbrella, Vinyl, and Polyethelene (or whatever)

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Old 08-31-2014, 11:54 AM   #42
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We are in camp #2. Have them and when possible will always have them. Also insist on the ones that have the cover to protect them. We can't have a slide topper on our room slide out because the roof is "peaked". Won't do that again. When we close the slide we get water runoff in the the trailer if it's raining and when it's time to move.


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Old 08-31-2014, 12:10 PM   #43
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Had them on 2 RV's now and will buy again on the next one. We camp by the Great Lakes with lots of wind at times. The trees are making more noise than the awning covers. The dining and entertainment slide is the deepest and does get some water pooling, no big deal.

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Old 08-31-2014, 02:00 PM   #44
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I like them. Don't like the Elite model with the metal covers. They created various binding problems on mine.


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Old 08-31-2014, 02:17 PM   #45
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Been thinking about getting slide toppers. I can see the full benefits when I camp up north all summer under the trees. Like the idea of quieter when slide has the bed. BUT I'd like some input from those who camp down south in windy areas. I spend winter in the rio grande valley in Texas, where the winds can blow for several days. I've seen some toppers that have started to rip. Is this common? And how annoying can this be in the wind?


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Sneak and I have camped in some hellacious storms this year. Quite frankly, until checking this thread, the thought of the toppers flapping and causing noise never crossed my mind.

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Okay, after a weekend of camping under and near several pine trees, I'm game to try them. I don't care to clear all of the MANY pine needles off of the slide outs again. Can anyone recommend a good brand, ones that won't break the bank? Are there differences? What do you need and not need?
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Can anyone recommend a good brand, ones that won't break the bank? Are there differences? What do you need and not need?
Toppers all work the same. Differences are in the fabric thickness and
features of the roller tube (covers, anti-billowing device). Mine are the Dometic "Deluxe" type which is actually their lowest price model. The ones with the covers look better and should be less prone to road damage, water intrusion, etc. Fabric seems to come in three thicknesses: thinnest is put on by the factory, next thickest comes with aftermarket toppers, and thickest from an awning fabric replacement purchase. My aftermarket fabric seems adequate. I had to take down one of my toppers to fix the fabric as described here. Mine were installed by the dealer as a condition of sale so I cannot provide pricing.
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:43 PM   #48
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Have them would not ever not have them. hate climbing up to sweep stuff off.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:16 PM   #49
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We have them and would not go without them. Keeps things clean awarer off during heavy rains.
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I only know one thing... I wish I had them. It's an upgrade I want when the lottery comes in.


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