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Old 10-27-2020, 04:33 AM   #1
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Slideout Cover Questions

Hi all,
I have a couple of quick questions about slideout covers. Please don't opine on the necessity of them. I know that's a different discussion and I've heard them ad nauseum.

1. When you screw on the hardware, how do you ensure there's enough air gap between the outer and inner walls to keep the screws from hitting the inner wall?

2. I have a slide on the awning side of the camper. I don't keep the awning out full time due to wind damage, etc, if I'm not there, which is why I'm considering the cover. Has anyone put one there? Does the slideout cover work with the slide on that side? Or does it interfere with the awning? See attached pic.

3. Aside from Gander, does anyone have recommendations for installation, if I want some kind of warranty for the install/equipment? Northern Virginia location.

4. Bonus question: I don't have my trailer at home. Does anyone know if my unit comes with the fabric track already there? I can't tell from the pic.

Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2020, 06:08 AM   #2
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Hi all,
I have a couple of quick questions about slideout covers. Please don't opine on the necessity of them. I know that's a different discussion and I've heard them ad nauseum.

1. When you screw on the hardware, how do you ensure there's enough air gap between the outer and inner walls to keep the screws from hitting the inner wall?

2. I have a slide on the awning side of the camper. I don't keep the awning out full time due to wind damage, etc, if I'm not there, which is why I'm considering the cover. Has anyone put one there? Does the slideout cover work with the slide on that side? Or does it interfere with the awning? See attached pic.

3. Aside from Gander, does anyone have recommendations for installation, if I want some kind of warranty for the install/equipment? Northern Virginia location.

4. Bonus question: I don't have my trailer at home. Does anyone know if my unit comes with the fabric track already there? I can't tell from the pic.

Thanks.
Looks like your biggest issue could be clearance for the outer brackets left and right! Also how much clearance do you now have when the slide is deployed and you put out your Main awning? Your slide roller will be above the outer wall also! Youroo!!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:46 PM   #3
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Looks like your biggest issue could be clearance for the outer brackets left and right! Also how much clearance do you now have when the slide is deployed and you put out your Main awning? Your slide roller will be above the outer wall also! Youroo!!
Honestly, not much. I have to put a pool noodle on the edge of the slideout just to slant the awning enough for water flow off. Poor, poor design, IMO.

I'm thinking it won't work, but I called Gander to get a quote and to see if they could do it.

Our plan is to be living in it for up to 2 months after we sell our house, so I'd like to have them covered if they're going to be open for that long, not to mention any possible snowfall. I'm thinking I may just make some DIYers out of pvc pipe and porch roofing.
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