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Old 07-07-2014, 11:32 AM   #1
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Slide out topper?

Buying a new Roo with one slide out. Hope to keep this trailer for a very long time and am considering a slide out topper.

Have heard from others that majority of slide out issues with seals, etc is due to debris atop the slide out.


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Old 07-07-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
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Toppers will keep most debris off your slide out. However, is is not perfect. You need to inspect your slide periodically.

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Old 07-07-2014, 12:09 PM   #3
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8 years on the road. 4 "big" slides - all with toppers. Never had anything lodge it selves that would cause any damage or malfunction. Never heard of anyone else having that problem.

Point is that I suppose it could happen, but it is nothing that will keep me awake at night. The wife's snoring will, but never the slide-out toppers .
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I do not currently have a topper, but kind of wish I did. My routine includes climbing the ladder with a broom and sweeping off debris before I leave a campsite. Not much fun when it is raining :-)

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Old 07-07-2014, 07:20 PM   #5
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I have a slide stuck in (2 slides work). I have toppers. I looked at the top of the slide to see if something there could be the problem. All that was there were about 4 leaves. Had this rig 4 months, 6 week long trips.

Toppers work.

Really rainy this weekend. Pulled in 2 working slides, lots of water pours off topper that would have otherwise go to top of slide frame.

Toppers work.
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I bought the topper. Thanks all!
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:32 AM   #7
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I didn't buy a topper. figured what's the difference, either it is rolled up in the canvas on in the slide. You need to brush it off if under a tree anyway.
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I didn't buy a topper. figured what's the difference, either it is rolled up in the canvas on in the slide. You need to brush it off if under a tree anyway.
The topper rolls toward the outside like awnings. When it rolls the debri simply falls off the front of the roller just like the awning.

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