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Old 02-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #31
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After reading all the comments I am sorry to say I didn't have mine ordered from the factory, but they will be installed before my first trip in our new camper. It's a little more pricy here in Canada but many more trees than a lot of places (Darn leaves).
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:49 PM   #32
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I installed mine because of the heat that came in through the roof of the slide. This made a huge difference in how well the AC keeps up now.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #33
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I have them on this trailer which is my third travel trailer. I did not have them on the first 2 trailers as I knew that I had limited time to allow for camping as I was not retired and I did not plan on owning these very long, nor did I own those trailers for very long 2 and 3 years each. I think it is worthy to have them as they do serve multiple purposes as others have mentioned.

I always find it humorous when people interject sarcastic comments as to belittle others regarding money spent for options with/for a RV and the related pastime/hobby, because for most people RV ownership and related items are from desire, not necessity. That is not to suggest that good sound prudent monetary business practices and stewardship should not be adhered in determining budgetary allocations for this pastime.

Of course, for those who do live in a RV fulltime, it is different as compared to us weekend worriers. If I lived in 1, I would have the best of what I could afford and all the protective and luxury devices that I could afford to own and afford to maintain. Most definitely would have whatever makes my wife happy!
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:30 PM   #34
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After reading all the comments I am sorry to say I didn't have mine ordered from the factory, but they will be installed before my first trip in our new camper. It's a little more pricy here in Canada but many more trees than a lot of places (Darn leaves).
Well happy to say toppers are now in place.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #35
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Some cut and dried-------

When I ordered my 8285WS, I ordered it with the slide toppers, I do not regret it. Here in Florida and anywhere else in the hot summer, toppers do shade the slide outs, they do protect the rubber seals when the slides are open. Very little leaves or other debris get under the the toppers. As for the flapping, I have not had the experience of the wind blowing to make the noise on the toppers.

There are pros and cons to the toppers, Your dollar, your RV, your good looking RV with toppers that protect the bump outs from heat. Just make sure after a hard rain, you run the bump out in about half way to get rid of the water that pools on top of the topper.

When I see a RV with the topper rail installed and no topper installed, the first thing that I think is, the owner must be on a budget for not having the toppers or was not advised of the benefits of the toppers at time of purchase.
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