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Old 10-07-2013, 08:55 AM   #21
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I have been wanting them but 2ea 7ft, 1ea 16ft, and a 10ft would kill my bank account

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:08 AM   #22
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very interesting, and helpful, guess I need to add some 2x4s in the RV. I thought I needed to be level for the fridge, won't it be effected being unlevel?


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Old 10-15-2013, 12:27 PM   #23
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That's interesting regarding all the positive comments regarding toppers. When I bought my 5er this past spring, (I custom ordered it and did not buy it off the lot) I added toppers as an option. The salesman talked me out of it by telling me they are problematic and stretch and flap after a few seasons. Are there any negative comments out there about their use? Maybe I need to have them added as an after market addition.

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post
Amen, brother.

Toppers rule:

1) no water pooling on roof from rain shower
2) Shade on the slide out roof (thinnest insulation) aids in cooling
3) No wet leaves to remove before closing slide
4) No snow to shovel when that freak snowstorm dumps an inch at night
5) Will not "flap" in the wind if properly tensioned (read your manual).

I agree with your assessment of the slide toppers with one small exception involving the wet leaves. Last weekend as we brought in the slide the wet leaves were sticking to the topper and rolling under as it retracted. The solution: DW stood by with a long-handled Swiffer and "mopped" them off as they went by. Just took a couple of minutes. Had to do the same thing with our patio awning, which took quite a bit longer.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:07 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by AMarrs View Post
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?
Our Roo has a gutter over the dinette/sofa slide and the factory installed topper. The topper sometimes collects a puddle, but hasn't been a problem, and it keeps the leaves and the water off the slide itself.

The kitchen slide is under the awning, so it doesn't have a topper. We put that one day when stopped at a rest stop for lunch. While we were eating the sky opened up. No big deal - this has been out in plenty of rain at home with the awning retracted. Everything is sealed up.

However, bringing the slide in right after it rained brought a lot of water in on the top as we put it back in. That is where the awning or a topper is big help. With the flat top of the slide, some water is going to remain, and trying wipe it off with a towel while bringing the slide proved only somewhat effective...

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Old 12-01-2013, 11:19 AM   #26
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Dumb, dumb, dumb what the heck is a topper?
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:22 AM   #27
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Dumb, dumb, dumb what the heck is a topper?
Awning on the slide out.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #28
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Makes sense. Thanks, not only is this our first Class A but our first unit with slides~

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