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Old 11-27-2014, 09:19 AM   #51
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:24 PM   #52
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what I do when water pools on topper is retract slide part of the way so water runs off
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:33 PM   #53
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what I do when water pools on topper is retract slide part of the way so water runs off

I've never had that problem; I don't think. Course, I never went out and looked either. Something to add to my list of things I should do. Thanks for the reminder.


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Old 11-27-2014, 01:48 PM   #54
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Trailer is never perfectly level so the rain runs off quite well.
The lite did not have them when we bought it and putting them on is just not worth it to me.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:56 AM   #55
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I have them, and love them. Only problem is wind noise, and water build up at times, but I don't have to climb up to clean off the slides. I always raise or lower the fifth wheel, to let water run off, before bringing them in.
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:24 AM   #56
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I have them, and love them. Only problem is wind noise, and water build up at times, but I don't have to climb up to clean off the slides. I always raise or lower the fifth wheel, to let water run off, before bringing them in.
Everyone has there own way that they are comfortable with. With me I just pull the slide in and it will dump all the water off. I wouldn't have trailor with out them now that I do. No more ladders or blowers before I bring in a clean roof slide in. Also helps with heat built up on the slide roof....
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:44 PM   #57
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Sold.. DW and I have decided to get the toppers on our new 5er. We went to long without and hated cleaning them off all the time. We are seasonal and slides stay out all summer. Hare cleaning all the forest STUFF off the slider.
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:50 PM   #58
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IMO:

1) When properly tensioned, they don't flap in the wind.
2) They reduce rain noise on the flat (thinly insulated) slide roof.
3) They keep leaves, branches and assorted blown garbage off the slide roof.
4) They prevent puddles of rain water from collecting on the flat slide roof and entering the camper when the slide is retracted in a rain shower.
5) They allow snow to be rolled off as the slide is retracted rather than having to go out and shovel it off prior to retracting the slide.
6) Ice will form on the awning rather than the slide allowing it to break off as the slide retracts instead of coming into the camper.
7) Wet leaves inside the camper are hard to remove.
8) Unobserved water soaked carpet (from water running along the inside seals when retracted) will smell after a while.
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:34 PM   #59
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Our recently-sold Georgetown needed toppers because the slide-out top seal wasn't designed to keep rain out. We found that out the hard way when we realised the frayed edge at the front of the topper indicated that the entire vinyl fabric had rotted out. Fortunately a Costco-size package of table napkins prevented any major damage when it rained!

We had both the living-room and bedroom toppers replaced for about $600.
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5) They allow snow to be rolled off as the slide is retracted rather than having to go out and shovel it off prior to retracting the slide.
6) Ice will form on the awning rather than the slide allowing it to break off as the slide retracts instead of coming into the camper.
I've found that this isn't always accurate. I just recently tried retracting my slide with < 2" of snow on it and it caused problems with the slide topper bunching up. The ice did fall off, but it left enough snow behind and made the fabric stiff enough that it didn't roll properly.

I ended up on a ladder and swept the awning off before retracting it a second time.

That said, it still beats not having it. It just so happened to be the first issue that I've had with them.
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