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Old 07-13-2016, 06:37 AM   #15
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Thanks for the responses. I never considered noise factor. Sounds like I should just wait and see how things go.
You can throw a rope over it to calm the flapping.
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Just as long as you have it attached at a strong point I think you could. I don't know if they beef up the areas where the brackets go.
I think they are more trouble than anything else. They flap in the wind and eventually tear at the corners. During a storm you need to bring in the slide to protect the topper. I would rather brush off the top of the slide when necessary than add a topper.
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I don't want to go out and clean off my slide during a rainstorm before retracting it. I don't want to retract my slide to protect my topper. I don't retract the topper during rain showers either. They are normally short enough to not be that bothered by wind.
Unless I'm wrong toppers are meant to help prevent slide leaks. Remember slides leak!
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We have slide toppers and like them.
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Is it worth it to install one? The slide out is a bed so it sticks out pretty far about 5Ft.

How difficult is it to install?

Any recommendations on brand/model?

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After reading through this thread not one person posted any concerns about the depth of your slide-out - 5 FEET.

Typical slide-outs that have toppers/covers are not as deep as yours. 5 feet is more like an awning versus a slide-out topper.

I would be VERY concerned about water pooling on the topper because you will never keep the fabric taut enough to keep water from pooling especially if it doesn't have any slope at all.

There are not difficult to install and the brand that I like the most is called Zip-Dee awnings and toppers.

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Thanks this may be why the manufacturer didn't include it in the first place.

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After reading through this thread not one person posted any concerns about the depth of your slide-out - 5 FEET.

Typical slide-outs that have toppers/covers are not as deep as yours. 5 feet is more like an awning versus a slide-out topper.

I would be VERY concerned about water pooling on the topper because you will never keep the fabric taut enough to keep water from pooling especially if it doesn't have any slope at all.

There are not difficult to install and the brand that I like the most is called Zip-Dee awnings and toppers.

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