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Old 05-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #11
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This is a video on installing a slide topper. I saw this several weeks ago searching for how to tighten and thought it was good.

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:02 PM   #12
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I've been thinking of installing a slide topper just to keep it alittle cooler during the summer in my TT, but recently my wife & I were walking in the campground when I noticed a Redwood/ 5 slide 5th wheel, with the owner wiping on of the slides. We noticed no toppers on any of the slides, and I asked why. He said that he had a Mobile Suite with slide toppers, and wintered in Arizona. He said the wind made the slide topper over the bed slide vibrate, and it sang all night long, not getting any sleep. Claimed it happened several nights and the dust over the big slides were a big pain and couldn't be kept clean. Said he'd never again get toppers on any of his trailers again. So thats for what its worth category.

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:12 AM   #13
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Any time you are drilling holes in the camper's roof or slides, it is better if the factory does it. If not, then it is better if you do it. At least you know it will be done right. Just use a good quality tape sealant like the double sided Eternabond tape.

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:39 AM   #14
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Had a slide topper installed after our first fall camping trip. Had difficulty clean all the leaves and debris off the top of the slide. With the slide topper we have no leaves and debris on the slide roof and it is cooler inside.

Would not have a trailer without a slide topper.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:12 AM   #15
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Pros and cons. My first TT had them. I saw them and wanted them because it kept me from having to climb up top to sweep off before retracting the slides. Second TT came with them and have enjoyed not having to climb up to sweep off, but the tops to the slides are nearly impossible to clean and they DO SING from time to time depending on the winds direction. When I get my third, I will for go the slide toppers. My 2 cents.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:31 AM   #16
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Slide Topper a must have

We have toppers on all three of our slides on our 40FB Salem. Besides keeping dirt, leaves etc off the BIGGEST advantage is the temperature difference. Our 12 foot and 6 foot slides have cupboards hanging inder the slide roof and they used to be like an oven when we opened the doors to take out some dishes,etc. With the slide cover, the temp inside the cupboard is no differant than the rest of the trailer. It really keeps the sun off and temp inside down.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #19
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Step ladder, 2 minutes with a mop, and I'm done. Stuff sticks to the slide toppers so . . . I'm in the camp of not seeing the benefit.
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IMO, highly recommended and let the factory do it if you can.

X-2 wouldn't do without it.

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