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Old 08-14-2013, 03:47 PM   #11
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What do you mean by a "topper?"
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #12
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Look here.....Dometic SlideTopper - Dometic - RV Slideout Awnings - Camping World
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:41 PM   #13
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As others have said, get slide toppers. Would never be without them.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:31 AM   #14
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another vote for a topper.
Same here, we currently don't have a topper on our slide out, but going to have one installed before the first trip in the spring. We have had no water come into the trailer even with out it. But be nice to keep the roof on the slide out clean and dry.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #15
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Put a topper on the slide and problem solved.... And you can keep camper level to boot....
that's what we did and haven't had any issues for the past 6 years.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:09 PM   #16
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Glad to find this thread. My new Roo has a slide-out & I wondered about rain (as well as leaves, etc.) on top of it. It's only rained once since I got it & that's while it was still sitting in the driveway. I had a burst of smartness & put the slide-out in before the rain started so I haven't yet had to deal with it.

A topper sounds like a good idea. I'm assuming that's something that needs to be professionally installed?
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:20 PM   #17
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I always keep my camper slightly tilted to the slide out side so water always runs away from camper.
I did the same thing but now I have a model with opposing slides. I'm thinking of investing in slide toppers. I keep the trailer tilted slightly to the front or back to encourage runoff.

I know most manufacturers tell you that the seals will keep water out when reeling them in while raining. Bottom line, wait until it stops if you can. And ALWAYS clean off the leaves and sticks before you do. I speak from experience when I say a damaged top side slide seal will ruin your pleasant camping experience.

I posted this in another thread. But it seems appropriate here. Something I would like to see the industry do is start to include gutters above the top side bulb seal. Trailers and RVs unless used by someone who lives in them or travels frequently spend 95% of their life with slides retracted. A gutter or a rain deflector would keep water from running along the top of the slide where it mates the camper wall. This would prevent water from entering the coach while parked. It wouldn't do anything while the slides are extended but it would protect them through most of their life and give owners a low cost / maintenance free alternative to toppers.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #18
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A topper sounds like a good idea. I'm assuming that's something that needs to be professionally installed?
it's a two-person job. you don't have your Roo model posted but our 23SS has a 12' slideout, so it definitely needed two people.
i wasn't comfortable doing it, so unless you're a very handy person, i'd recommend having a RV shop do it.
i found the best total price was getting mine from CW.
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I did the same thing but now I have a model with opposing slides. I'm thinking of investing in slide toppers. I keep the trailer tilted slightly to the front or back to encourage runoff.

I know most manufacturers tell you that the seals will keep water out when reeling them in while raining. Bottom line, wait until it stops if you can. And ALWAYS clean off the leaves and sticks before you do. I speak from experience when I say a damaged top side slide seal will ruin your pleasant camping experience.

I posted this in another thread. But it seems appropriate here. Something I would like to see the industry do is start to include gutters above the top side bulb seal. Trailers and RVs unless used by someone who lives in them or travels frequently spend 95% of their life with slides retracted. A gutter or a rain deflector would keep water from running along the top of the slide where it mates the camper wall. This would prevent water from entering the coach while parked. It wouldn't do anything while the slides are extended but it would protect them through most of their life and give owners a low cost / maintenance free alternative to toppers.

Mine has gutters, I am not sure how well they work, yet!





And I also vote for the slide covers, I just have to figure out how to pay for then now!!!!!
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Exactly what I want... I talked to a dealer about them and they looked at me like I had three heads...
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