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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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Old 04-22-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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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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Old 04-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #5
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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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