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Old 06-01-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Slide topper wider than slide

Im curious if anyone has installed slide toppers a bit wider than the slide by say 3 or 4 inches on each side to help do a better job with rain.

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Old 06-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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I did an install like that after the company I ordered it from couldn't manage to ship the preferred size in two tries. I was doing a bath remodel and slide topper replacement on my SIL's race trailer toter home. It got to race season and we couldn't wait for another reship. So after the seller agreed to credit us $100 we installed the longer one. It overlapped about 5" each end. It looked ok and does a good job of protection.there was plenty of flex and adjustment in the mounting brackets.

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Old 06-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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Usually they are a little larger than the slide. Done plenty of them.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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Installed new ones on mine last year and they are 3" over on each side. When I ordered, they stated to measure then add 3" for each side. They work fine and no issuesl
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:23 PM   #5
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They are made bigger in order to get enough room either side of the slide for the roller ends and furling mechanism. Three inches each side is fairly typical.

Our rig came with the factory slide awnings, but the living room one had perished due to extended exposure to solar radiation. The rig had been parked for about 2 years with the slides deployed and the living room faced south. I paid to have both LR and BR slides replaced, as I didn't feel confident about spending a lot of time on top of a 12' ladder doing it myself.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:20 AM   #6
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Mine is bigger, too. Go to the pplmotohomes website RV Slide Out Cover on Sale - PPL Motor Homes and the chart there will tell you how wide the topper is for your size slide-out. You can choose the next size up if desired or stay with the recommendation.

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