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Old 08-09-2016, 10:42 AM   #15
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Old 08-09-2016, 04:36 PM   #16
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Just spent the last week camping in the pines. Evidently it's going to be a hard winter because the local squirrel was very busy harvesting pine cones. We must have ended up with over 100 on our roof. Get the slide topper.

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Old 08-09-2016, 05:19 PM   #17
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Absolutely on the topper. Yes, some do pool water. I made a PVC stand that I slide under mine from the ground that stops that. Yes, in the fall sometimes a few leaves my blow underneath. I always carry a leaf blower to clear the site off and blow off the slides. Just in case. The advantages out way the disadvantages though. Cooler slides, much less debris, slide leaks go away. The list goes on. I wouldn't have a slide without one.
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Wouldn't be without them. Cooler, keep the leaves and needles off. Have never had a problem with leaves or squirrels getting under them now water pooling on top.
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Old 08-09-2016, 05:48 PM   #19
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Ten year old coach with the original toppers. Never had them sag or retain rain water, never unrolled on the road (56,000 miles), only flapped in one storm in Kansas (lost the awning in the same storm), never had anything blow up under them, never had rodents or other critters attempt to make a nest under them. The less I have to climb up on the roof the better.

I would prefer to have them but if not having toppers is the only down check on a rig that has everything else I was looking for I wouldn't walk away.
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If I camp in the woods, I just climb the RV ladder and the wife throws up a broom. I sweep off the slide before we break camp. I'm still able to climb ladders so a slide topper is not necessary.
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:02 PM   #21
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A slide topper isn't a necessity until you have problems with your seals, or water coming inside, or falling off you ladder, or getting wet every time you sweep off your slide top in the driving rain because you didn't have a topper, or listening to your fellow campers making comments about the crazy guy "you" out in the rain.
Other than these issues I see no reason to add slide toppers. I want to experience all the issues I mentioned because I feel they are what true campers should experience. Why take advantage of new ideas to make our travels better?
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Had them on my first rig, not the second. Water pooled badly on the first one and it flapped going down the highway in wind. Always felt like I needed to look under before retracting the slide. So needed a ladder just in case.

Second rig has two slides no covers.. don't miss them. Dealer did not recommend having them installed.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:13 AM   #23
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Slide toppers

We are full timing and are currently in northern Ontario. We have an Everlite 35 REW with 3 deep slides. I am very fussy about maintenance and would not install toppers as wind could blow leaves, small branches or debris onto the slide roof under the topper. If not removed, there will be damage to the seals. I prefer to go up on the roof and sweep the slide roof when we retract them to be sure there is nothing that could interfere with the rubber seals. It's a bit of work, but I believe it is worth it.
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What's a fair price for one installed 12 foot
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