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Old 05-03-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Should I add a slide topper?

Curious, my new 21ss Rockwood Roo doesn't have an awning over the slide out, would it be worth the price to buy one after market?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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I had a slide out awning included with this trailer and love it. Keeps debris off of the slide-out so I don't worry too much when pulling it in and potentially damaging the seals.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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Slide toppers are one of things that some members will say they won't do without one and others say they don't need it. It really comes down to price and how bad YOU think you need one. I've never had one on any of my TT's and never had an issue.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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I don't have one and will not be getting one.
My slide is 10 feet long so I wouldn't be able to reach to the middle for care and cleaning.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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We made the mistake of not having one installed before taking possession of our 23SS.
After 2 seasons of dealing with debris and sticky seals, we had one installed.
Love it and would have much cheaper to do it from the beginning.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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IMO, highly recommended and let the factory do it if you can.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:56 PM   #7
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IMO, highly recommended and let the factory do it if you can.
That difficult? We pick our trailer up Saturday, this is one of the planned mods.
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About the only care required is cleaning it and that can be done while on the roof with a broom while cleaning the roof. We have a 11' slide and have no problems cleaning it usually 2x a yr. Wouldn't want a slide without the awning.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #9
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They also help keep the TT cool.
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That difficult? We pick our trailer up Saturday, this is one of the planned mods.
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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