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Old 12-16-2015, 05:33 PM   #21
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Slide wouldn't even budge.
Frozen solid.
Freezing rain and a blizzard.



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Old 12-16-2015, 05:37 PM   #22
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No Sir, not the wrong place at all. It just cracks me up how little the search function apparently ever gets used. Not just on this forum, but on about every different forum I have ever been a part of.

I didn't intend to insinuate someone shouldn't ask questions, I was merely stating the obvious and voicing the humor I found in the fact that I had thought the same thing as bikendan as soon as I read the post.

Stick around for a while and you may end up coming to the same conclusion I have, although the well placed, the search box on this forum, as well as others, is one of the least used features you will find. And I would have to question your assumption that someone is not tech savy enough to use a search box, after all, how do you think they found this forum. Most likely a Google search box

Sorry I offended you, been a long day, but it's getting better now.
In no way did you offend me. If my skin was that thin I would have been destroyed long ago. I do get it that the same questions get asked over and over again. I see it in the other forums I am a member of also. A few more hours stuck in the office and traffic until I can join you
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:43 PM   #23
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Last trip... there was a persimmon tree or some thing next to 5er... no ladder. I stood in the back of the truck and could see(hickory/walnut looking deals) on slide(s). Got a towel and rope to throw and fetch... did I mention it was raining and cold? Tried and tried to throw a large towel(wet by now) 20-25ft....and hit the target. I did get a couple down and found out they were soft...kinda like a banana/fig. Gave up and hoped for the best.

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Old 12-17-2015, 01:15 AM   #24
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Myself... I have pulled crap into the trailer and I have pulled snow/water into the trailer with the slides. So the choice comes down to living with stuff being pulled in, living with carrying and using a ladder to clean them off every time, or installing slide covers.

My covers are on order.
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Old 12-17-2015, 01:24 AM   #25
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Others with my model have had to deal with slide rain leakage. I have toppers and have not had those leaks. Is it the toppers or did the topper installation process remedy what could have leaked? I can't say for sure but these toppers seem to have been a good idea. At $700 total for all three including labor, I'm glad I did it.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:06 AM   #26
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Seems like the majority like toppers including me. So toppers it is..
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:42 AM   #27
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A massive YEA ,here. Pine needles and other debris on a slide when it comes in is a prime reason for them. Keeps the outside - Out !
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:37 AM   #28
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If you like camping around trees (especially in the fall) a topper is a welcomed mod!
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:47 AM   #29
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In hot climates they will help keeping heat off the roof of the slide where there is little insulation.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:15 AM   #30
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:44 AM   #31
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I just purchased or first 5th wheel with one topper. When it is extended the remaining unrolled topper material has wrinkles. Is there a way to get these out our am I wasting my time and they will just keep coming back?


I am a new member and hope it is appropriate to get opinions on my issue in this discussion. Please advise.
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:59 AM   #32
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I wouldn't think wrinkles are good but, if you just purchased it, definitely bring it up with your dealer. (It should be covered under warranty.)

Our Rockwood was new but had been sitting on the lot for a year and UV from the sun damaged the awning and Forest River replaced it under warranty. We put polymer covers over both the awning and slide covers when parked to help prevent UV damage.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:37 AM   #33
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I'm debating myself to have them put on our new 2703ws, but doesn't all the stuff you're saying gets on the slide just get rolled up into the topper? We camp a lot in the pine trees and I can't see just rolling the needles into the topper either. I would feel like I needed to get up there and sweep all that crap off, so I might as well not get them and sweep the slide instead.
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I'm debating myself to have them put on our new 2703ws, but doesn't all the stuff you're saying gets on the slide just get rolled up into the topper? We camp a lot in the pine trees and I can't see just rolling the needles into the topper either. I would feel like I needed to get up there and sweep all that crap off, so I might as well not get them and sweep the slide instead.
It won't happen...
It's rolling itself backwards...so auto clean itself !
The way mine goes anyway.
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I just assumed the rolled up like an awning did. All of a sudden I like the idea. Guess it's time to spend more money Thanks for correcting me.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:58 AM   #36
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:02 PM   #37
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It won't happen...
It's rolling itself backwards...so auto clean itself !
The way mine goes anyway.
It can Happen,certain type of "Pine Needles" have "Pine Tar" on then that is Very Sticky! Youroo!! US Flag in the Second Row?
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:04 PM   #38
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I just assumed the rolled up like an awning did. All of a sudden I like the idea. Guess it's time to spend more money Thanks for correcting me.
They do roll up like awning does. As an awning or slide topper rolls under, it dumps off any twigs, Frisbees, paratroopers, etc. And youroo is correct is saying some things CAN stick to the fabric - same as with an awning.

I say YEA... F.R. installed a set on my trailer when no one was able to stop a leak in my bedroom slide. No more leaks.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:12 PM   #39
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My 3051 came with the toppers. I just came back from 10 days at Myrtle Beach and they were ok. My previous class C didn't have any slideouts, so i didn't need any.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:32 PM   #40
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I had them on my 21SS and they worked very well for keeping debris out of the slide seals. They were great for pine needles, twigs, and even snow. The one caution you do have to be aware of is wind. After 3 years of use I noticed the ends starting to tear from the high winds (where they attached to the slide). I often would pull the slide in about halfway during high winds so it would not be as much stress on the attachment point. I would definitely recommend them and will likely put them on my next unit.
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