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Old 11-26-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Using screen for slide topper replacement

I went to a rv show last weekend and saw this on a late model dp with 3 slides. It looked pretty bad only because the sides were stitched by hand. At first I thought it was a bad idea, but then I realized the wind wouldn't make it flutter, and would keep me from brooming the water off with heavy rains. If its just to catch pine needles and leafs this might work. How about keeping the heat out. It was just regular window screen on the roller.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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Interesting idea! I've never heard of that before. I can see some benefits but I think I would rather keep some of the rain off the top of the slide since some of it might seep in around the seals. JMHO!
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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I understand not holding water would be a good thing, but I'm thinking all the needles and other stuff that may get trapped by the mesh will become a bit of a problem when the topper is retracted.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:04 PM   #4
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Yea, I didn't think of that.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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Some manufacturers sell replacement slide toppers made from a mesh material that actually lets water drain through but its not window screen. Its more like the fabric that windshield screens are made of. I thought it might help with less flapping in the wind.
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I think I will wait for it to catch on a bit. ;-)
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I went to a rv show last weekend and saw this on a late model dp with 3 slides. It looked pretty bad only because the sides were stitched by hand. At first I thought it was a bad idea, but then I realized the wind wouldn't make it flutter, and would keep me from brooming the water off with heavy rains. If its just to catch pine needles and leafs this might work. How about keeping the heat out. It was just regular window screen on the roller.
Any thoughts?
Saw what? Did I miss an attachment or picture?
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