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Old 01-25-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
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Alternate to slide awning covers?

My trailer has a single 12 foot slide on the one side. I have been very thorough at cleaning and wiping it off before closing it at the end of every trip, but would ultimately love to install a slide topper awning. Priced them out for a 12 foot slide and ... ouch.$$$.. $500.00 plus... and I'm in Ontario, so add another $200.00 exchange... It's $700.00 or more that I dont have to spend right now......

Question is... has anyone found or made up a simple, less expensive version? Wife says I don't get to spend any more $$ on the trailer, but I'm pretty good at custom work. Is it possible to make a simple pull out style? Even a "giant" version of a roller blind? Basically, thats all they are....

I am open to any creative suggestions....
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:16 AM   #2
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Have you tried to find a camper salvage yard? That might be a option especially if you are able to take one off a camper yourself. Good luck and I might be going that route as well as my old Jayco had one and the Wildcat is in need of two.
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:55 AM   #3
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My trailer has a single 12 foot slide on the one side. I have been very thorough at cleaning and wiping it off before closing it at the end of every trip, but would ultimately love to install a slide topper awning. Priced them out for a 12 foot slide and ... ouch.$$$.. $500.00 plus... and I'm in Ontario, so add another $200.00 exchange... It's $700.00 or more that I dont have to spend right now......

Question is... has anyone found or made up a simple, less expensive version? Wife says I don't get to spend any more $$ on the trailer, but I'm pretty good at custom work. Is it possible to make a simple pull out style? Even a "giant" version of a roller blind? Basically, thats all they are....

I am open to any creative suggestions....
Yes,let Her climb up and clean the Top of slide to remove Leaves,Pine needles,sticks,Snow,or better yet be up there wiping off all the Water during a Rain storm before closing the slide! She will allow you to put on a Cover! Youroo!!
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:31 PM   #4
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Yes,let Her climb up and clean the Top of slide to remove Leaves,Pine needles,sticks,Snow,or better yet be up there wiping off all the Water during a Rain storm before closing the slide! She will allow you to put on a Cover! Youroo!!
Ha! You havent met my wife!! Nice thought though....
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:31 AM   #5
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Just heard that one of our Frog members is in Intensive care in Fla,from a Roof cleaning fall! Something to think about! Youroo!!
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Old 03-02-2016, 11:26 AM   #6
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Just heard that one of our Frog members is in Intensive care in Fla,from a Roof cleaning fall! Something to think about! Youroo!!
Ya, not keen on climbing up each time... I have a telescopic ladder (best purchase I ever made!) that I use... Plan on running this trailer down the road for another 9 seasons before it gets parked and really want to find a lower cost alternative...
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:26 PM   #7
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I took mine out once and had to sweep.. I just bought them after that ..


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