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Old 03-05-2021, 09:57 AM   #1
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Slide cover pricing

I'm storing my 26DBH at a local dealer. When I dropped it off the guy helping me pointed out that I should get a slide cover installed. I asked him why and he said that it helps keep debris and water from getting pulled in when the slide is closed. He also pointed out that some of the work was already done because the TT came with the attachment points on the slide already installed. He called me today and gave me a quote of $739 plus tax. I found that to be expensive but I don't really have anything to compare it to being that I am new to the TT world. Any input into this is appreciated.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:57 AM   #2
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use the search engine on your computer and pull up slide topper (the correct name) there are many out there that are a DIY project. I installed two on my rig with the help of a friend not hard at all.
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:42 AM   #3
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You have to measure the slide from side flange to side flange, then add 2.5 inches to each side. Mine is 154 inches, so I would need the 13 1/2 foot topper. That is about $485 dollars on amazon. This is for the Solera topper. Some may be more or less, but the Solera is definitely DIY friendly.
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The $700+ would seem right for a dealer purchased and installed topper.
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The $700+ would seem right for a dealer purchased and installed topper.
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The $700+ would seem right for a dealer purchased and installed topper.
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Old 03-05-2021, 01:24 PM   #7
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That's about what we paid for an 8' slide cover on our 2509S when we ordered it.
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Old 03-05-2021, 01:27 PM   #8
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Did your unit come prepped with the Solera slide topper brackets. Forest River is doing that on new rigs now. If so, I would look at amazon for the topper. There is also a kit with two brackets that simply slide into the pre prepped Solera brackets. That kit is around 35 bucks. You will need a kit for each slide but this makes the install much simpler.
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The slide on my TT has brackets already mounted on the corners. I am not sure what manufacturer is meant to attach on them. Is Solera a generic brand or the one that goes with my Cherokee TT?
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:59 AM   #10
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Here is a quote on the Lippert Site for Solera Toppers. I copied and pasted. This prep kit came on my 2021 Forest River Cherokee 298LB Limited.

Starting in 2019, Lippert™ has pre-installed Solera® Slide Topper Prepped Plates onto several of the most popular RV brands on the market. These coaches will arrive on dealer lots ready to accept the Solera® Slide Topper Access Kit. Most importantly, Lippert™ is installing the Solera® Slide Topper Prepped Plates with the goal of making the installation of Solera® Slide Toppers easier than ever.

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Prepped Access Plates makes Slide Topper installation quick and easy; dramatically cutting down installation time
Slide Toppers help keep the inside of the coach free of leaves, dirt, and debris
Slide Toppers add a modern aesthetic to any RV
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:29 AM   #11
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Does anyone know the size topper needed for the 26dbh slide? I would measure it myself but my TT is in storage.
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Old 03-09-2021, 07:11 AM   #12
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Does anyone know the size topper needed for the 26dbh slide? I would measure it myself but my TT is in storage.
I can measure mine as it sits on my property by the shop and shed. Give me a few days as work sometimes gets in the way of things I like to do....lol
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The width of the unit from the top slider brackets that are pre-installed is 143.25” to their outer edge.
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The width of the unit from the top slider brackets that are pre-installed is 143.25” to their outer edge.
I appreciate the help. Thanks again!
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Old 05-01-2021, 11:42 AM   #15
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I measured from edge to edge and got 153.5. Was I supposed to measure from the top brackets?

I calculated 158.5 with the additional 5 inches and came it came out to 13.20 ft. The closest size that is available is 13.5 inches for $564. Did the prices go up on the toppers?
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:50 PM   #16
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Ask the dealer to order it and how much it would be. If the brackets are on the trailer already then all the hard work is done. Just take your time and don't try it by yourself. ( I did and dropped the pin...still got it but had no other option)

Dealer price might be better than you think. I paid employee pricing and was 400ish for a 20'
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