2020 Adventurer 27N - We have had issues with our smaller closet slide out at the rear on the drivers side. Had the CareFree 'open' slide-out cover for both driver side slide outs. However, the Passenger side has the CareFree Ascent fully covered awning. When we went to pick up at delivery, the driver rear slide topper was missing. LaMesa explained there had been an issue with the slide-out not going out...they had determined an issue with the slide topper. 6 months later, we experienced the slide out not going out. Took to dealership and....it worked for them. 9 months later, prepping for a 4 month trip, slide out would extend 1/2 way. Keep trying and then a big POP. Went out to look and the slide-out had broken at the forward end, flew up into the air and made a hole in the roof. Patched roof, retrieved all the parts, notified LaMesa at time of failure.
While on trip, contacted ShadePro and then came out to evaluate. Indicated the CareFree open awning slide-outs can be an issue. I went ahead and replaced both driver side with Carefree Ascent Acrylic slide-out covers. Slide out motors do not seem to strain as much when opening...anecdotal feeling! Much happier having slide-out material covered from sun when units are retracted.
PS, Winnebago did pay for the repair to the roof.
I am OK paying for the upgraded awnings as I did not want to have repeated issues with the OEM versions originally installed.