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Old 08-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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How bout slide out covers

Was thinking bout buying a slide out cover. Was wondering if they were worth it or not Our slide out has rubber on it like roof of camper. What say u ?
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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Cover keeps the leaves and pine needles off the slide roof. They would end up trapped inside your trailer. Also good on rainy days when closing up.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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Although they still say to check your slide roof before retracting for any stuff that might have blown in under slide cover, I have yet seen anything I had to remove. Once in southern Oregon, we woke to large snow flakes and very cold. I was able to put my slides in and watch the snow and icicles fall off while my bro-in-law had to get up and clean his slide off before he was able to put them away. I highly recommend these covers but they do cost and will eventually need replacing. I have replaced one already and I have the second one in storage waiting for the other to complete it's life.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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Save you money. Our first rig didn't have them and in 14 years we had no problems. They came on our new rig and I don't care for them. In high winds they blow up like a sail and rattle and bang. Had to have them tightened up after a few trips. The rain blows under them as it rains sideways out here when it rains. We don't camp under trees very often so no problem there. I just don't like them. I had to put the slides in at times as I thought they were going to blow off. Tightening did help, but no cure for our nasty winds.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:03 AM   #5
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I like having a slideout cover/awning. I don't want to have to climb up or get out a ladder everytime I'm retracting the slide to check for leaves, branches, pine needles, etc. Wind is rarely a problem and if there's any puddling of water, I simply retract the slide to get rid of the water and then put it out again.

I'm waiting on word as to when to do our walk through and pick up our new Winnie 2201DS trailer as they had to order and install the slideout awing. But, it boils down to that a lot of folks like 'em, and lot don't!
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Was thinking bout buying a slide out cover. Was wondering if they were worth it or not
They are to us! Not only do they keep debris off they also keep the interior cooler since the sun isn't beating down right on the roof.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #7
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A couple of Prevost coaches we parked in town the other day and they did have slides but no covers. Makes for a lot more streamline look if you ask me. If I ever order a Newmar I think I will leave them off, even the awning. We hardly ever use that, never on this rig so why have them. Walmart frowns on awnings I've heard also.
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We've been full timing for over 3yrs. now, and don't have the covers. In all that time I could probably count on one hand the times I've had to clean anything off before hitting the road.
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