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Old 02-15-2017, 04:41 PM   #1
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Carefree Kover III poly weave slide toppers

I am considering to get slide toppers for my FW. The poly weave toppers were recommended to us. Has anyone experienced this type of slide toppers? Would like the pros and cons for these toppers. We currently go on the roof to clean the slide tops but it is getting old as long as us.

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Old 02-16-2017, 08:23 AM   #2
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We had them on our previous coach for a dozen years. The only drawback is that the weave can get "muddy" if dirty water pools in the topper (it happens on larger ones). I'm talking when the slides are deployed for weeks at a time and dirt or leaves get into any water that remains on the topper. The pooled water evaporates and leaves the debris behind, and a woven material lets some of it down into the weave where it is all but impossible to remove. Vinyl toppers get dirty too, but they aren't as porous.

I don't think this is a big deal unless you are finicky about roof cleanliness, but I thought I would mention it.

The woven fabric itself is highly durable - mine were still good after 13 years. However, Carefree used to use crappy thread to stitch their toppers and the thread would rot out. We had to re-stitch all of ours. I have heard they use better thread now, but cannot testify to that.
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