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Old 04-22-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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Slide awnings

What is benefit? Would you get them or not on a new 5er? I am not a full timer. I camp about 30-40 days a year.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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Some swear by them, some swear at them. Benefits are they help keep rain, tree sap, leaves, twigs/branches off plus they will shelter the slide roofs from the direct sun. Some say they will flap in the wind. Had a friend who had them and didn't add them on his new 5er because of the noise from flapping. I don't have them but think the benefits outweigh the negatives.
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I have them currently and they do flap in the wind
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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I have them and have never heard them flapping.

I would definitely get them again. My ideal parking spots are in the trees and I like that I don't have to worry about the slides - just close them up and go.
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i have one on my superslide and wouldn't be without one. we didn't have one for the first 2 years and regretted not having one installed before we paid for the trailer.
and mine has NEVER flapped in the wind and it's about 20' long.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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Prior to closing the slides on my Sabre, I would often have to climb on the roof to sweep off the debris on my slides. I have slide covers on my Columbus, they make a big difference in keeping trash off my slides.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:46 PM   #7
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For the ones that flap go to the dollar store and but some cheep blow up beach balls. Put one at each end of the awnings and it stops the flaping.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:53 PM   #8
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Flapping, never heard it!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:06 PM   #9
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I have them and they do add a lot of re-sale value on a unit. There seems to be a "upscale" factor with having them installed.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #10
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We have them and will get them on our next trailer. The beach balls will work. We fulltime and I use air mattresses under mine. The keep the slides dry and if you are camping when it rains keeps the water out of the trailer when you bring the slides.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:20 PM   #11
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I went ahead and got them bc I Iike them only current camper.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:45 AM   #12
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Can the awnings be disconnected in order that you can clean any debris that may get underneath the awning?
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Can the awnings be disconnected in order that you can clean any debris that may get underneath the awning?
I have never had any debris under the awning. If you did there is enough room to run a broom between the awning and roof of the slide.
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I have never had any debris under the awning. If you did there is enough room to run a broom between the awning and roof of the slide.
X2, or in an emergency you can run the slide in and then use a wet/dry vac on the inside. Not ideal, but...
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:10 AM   #15
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Have one on our slide and love it! Just beware the deluge of water off the edge when retracting the slide after a rain as they tend to collect water!
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #16
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Our first camper didn't have a slide topper. The next, we ordered it with them. And if we get another in the future, it'll have them also.

Slides are now cleaner, better shaded in the full sun, and no water surprises when you retract.

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They do flap in the wind. It has to be pretty stiff. 10-15 mph most likely you won't hear a thing. We just went through 20-30 mph winds last week in New Orleans and they flapped like crazy.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:00 PM   #18
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I've not heard mine flapping until the winds get up to about 25 or 30 MPH. Then again, I sleep pretty soundly!
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #19
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We ordered them for our 3 slides and after seeing the debris that rolls off when we slide them in, we I'm glad we did.

We have experiencesd some flapping in the past and especillay on the largest of the slides. BUT...this past weekend we were camped on lake michigan when som storms blew through and it sounded like a freight train.

Anyone out here ever expecieced a failure due to high wind?
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:54 AM   #20
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I just had them added to my new Crusader and we camped on lake Ontario last weekend and it was windy but the awnings didn't flap at all. Might not have been enough wind or we just got lucky with the angle the wind was blowing. It was far to windy to have the main awning out though.
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