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Old 05-29-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Getting slide toppers installed

After much research, I've decided to get slide topperS installed. Last weekend we were camped under some trees. I got a ladder and looked at the top of my slides. They were covered with all kinds of "tree stuff". Leaves, maple whirligigs (LOL) ya know what I mean etc. Then it started to rain. I cleaned them off the best I could and then retracted the slides.

Well to make a long story short, that's enough for me. I made up my mind to get the slide toppers. I thought I could get away with not getting them to same money but after seeing this and remembering the peace of mind I had with my other slide that had them on and the lack of any problems with my other camper I made my decision. I feel GOOD.

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Old 05-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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we thought the same thing on ours and a year later, we were paying to have one installed.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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We did not get slide toppers, but so far have not had much problems. I have gotten up a couple times and swept off the tops. My question is, when you are sitting under those same trees don't the leaves and pine needles etc... just pile up on top of the topper? Then you have to clean THEM off? We have never had them so just wondering.

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Typically, when the slides come in the debri just rolls off as does also the water if applicable. Have never had anything remain on the slide toppers.
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I had one occassion where I was parked directly under/in a tree (it was bad). Coupled with being wet and fall - the leaves stuck to the slide topper. AND (it was a perfect storm) - it was our last trip of the season. I brushed them off with a broom as my wife brought in the slide 6" at a time. Thinking now, a hose woulda been as effective and less work.
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We are realy glad we have them on ours. We do have to keep an eye on them after a significant rain. I know some will put beach balls under the slide toppers to help with rain run-off...but so far all we've done is to ooccasional close the slides after a heavy rain.
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Typically, when the slides come in the debri just rolls off as does also the water if applicable. Have never had anything remain on the slide toppers.
yep, all that stuff falls off like the end of a conveyor belt.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:52 AM   #9
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Like Bikendan says.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:30 AM   #10
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Do the slide toppers get mildewy like the awning does when there is a lot of moisture?
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