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Old 05-10-2015, 03:32 PM   #1
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Cleaning top of slide

How does one clean top of slide before closing and heading home from camping
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:36 PM   #2
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Never have, have slide awnings.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:37 PM   #3
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Get a slide topper installed.
I spent 1 season without one and finally got one put on.
No more cleaning, no water dripping inside when retracting the slide and no more sticky slide seals from tree sap.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:50 PM   #4
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Newb question

Where would i get one of those slide toppers?
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:11 PM   #5
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If you don't have slide topper carry a step ladder with you and sweep off with a broom or some use a leaf blower instead of the broom.
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:48 PM   #6
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Where would i get one of those slide toppers?
Your local RV dealer or any camper-supply place like Camping World will sell you one if you want DIY.
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:06 PM   #7
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Just Google slidetopper
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Where would i get one of those slide toppers?

Ordered mine from shade pro.net
Very good customer service when I called and asked questions. Didn't want to screw up how I was measuring. Also saved several hundred dollars over anywhere else I felt comfortable ordering from.
Installed them myself and saved the cost of labor too but I will say you need extra hands. Especially if you have a longer slide like our main slide. The bunkhouse one was ok with just my wife and I but when it came to the super slide I wish we had a third person there just to help hold it.


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Slide toppers are an option, but they can be noisy in areas where the wind blows seemingly all the time. Some have used straps over the topper ... others a soccer ball with a rope attached for retrieval ... just something else you have to do to set up and break camp. We just sweep the slide roofs if we think they need it prior to retracting them.
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After a few times camping last year, and getting on the roof with a broom, I researched the awning toppers and decided to ask my dealer how much he's charge for one with installation. (I'm not comfortable drilling holes in my camper.)
It wasn't cheap (around $500) but I love the new awning.
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