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Old 06-10-2016, 08:48 PM   #29
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Ah, another aftermarket fix for an aftermarket product that fixed a problem that wasn't a problem

Just thought I would toss that out there as an Anti slide topper guy, but now that I have them and didn't want them, I'm open to suggestions to keep them from being a nuisance and your idea went on my list.

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Pros and cons to them. There are also differences in the make and brands. As with just about everything, you get what you pay for so IMHO, buy the better made toppers and you won't have the problems some have witnessed others having. I personally wouldn't be without them. We just bought a 2016 Grand Design Momentum and having them installed this week. Sun and water are two big enemies to having a long life out of an RV. Protecting the top seals from baking in the sun is worth the cost. We had toppers on our previous unit for 12 years and never a problem... even when staying on the beach at Myrtle Beach where wind can be problematic. Keeping the water off the slide roof and having protection from UV rays is a good thing in general. They will keep the slide cooler just like a canopy over your picnic table keeps the table cloth cool. Same reason you park your car in the shade or your garage to keep it out of direct sun. The slide topper will heat up but the slide roof itself will be cooler by a fair bit. Good luck with your decision.

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Old 06-10-2016, 09:10 PM   #31
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We've had three rigs over the past nineteen years and none had slide toppers. For occasions when we've parked under trees, I carry a telescoping ladder and a battery powered leaf blower. Takes five or ten minutes to blow off four slides while the tanks are draining. I've seen too many rigs with frayed or sagging toppers to want to deal with them.
Same for us, the battery leaf blower does wonders.
I have to clean the roof and solar panels so the right time is before we leave. My slide seals wear while traveling, so the job of changing seals is easier. Cannot imagine having 4 toppers to worry about every 5 years.
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:38 AM   #32
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Bought my wife a WORX cordless blower and 6' aluminum ladder. Takes 5 minutes, works great, and a lot less money.
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I made pvc supports for my slide toppers and have no wind noise. If I get anything the toppers......my cordless blower works great.
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:02 PM   #34
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This is my first trailer with both slides and toppers. So Far I am happier with the toppers...don't forget that when the slide is in the topper keeps the rain off the top seal, which has to be a benefit.


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