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Old 04-25-2016, 11:12 AM   #15
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I've had an RV w/o toppers and now one with them. I'll take the toppers any day. It's an extra barrier to stop radiant heat, and where I camp most of the time, heat is a factor. Add the window awnings and you are blocking a lot of heat
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Probably cannot add. On mine there's no room to add it with the awning directly above.
Only requires the width of the slotted track between top of slide wall opening and the awning above. The topper roller goes on the face of the slide, so is below the upper edge. Would have to get out and measure it to be sure, of course.
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Just for the record, here's another 2016 Foretravel that does have toppers...
http://www.foretravel.com/sales/view...ory.php?id=645

There is more than one way to deal with the slide-top debris problem. For several years Safari and Beaver designed in slide roofs that shed water and debris without toppers. Not perfect either, but they worked reasonably well.
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Toppers serve as more than something to keep the top of the slide clean. If you are in areas where the sun is a problem and causes your interior to get hot, the topper acts as a barrier to keep the roof of the slide cool. Therefore cooler interior.
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Our 2002 Safari had two slides and no toppers. They were designed to drain on their own. I only had to get up and clean snow off of them and I would imagine that would be smart to do with or without toppers. Would not be a deal breaker for me.
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