Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-09-2013, 10:01 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 480
I have been thinking of getting a slide topper as well for my slide, I have never gotten up and brushed anything off when sliding in the slide but did end up with some debris in the camper one time when we slid it in.
__________________

slabat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Posts: 588
I noticed that we get water and debris inside when bringing in the slides. Thought it was a problem with the little rubber deals on top of the slide, but apparently not so based on what I read here. I haven't gotten any slide toppers yet, but will give it some thought next spring when getting ready to go camping. I noticed that Camping World seemed to have a special on installation this past week or so. Has anybody taken advantage of that?
__________________

__________________
2012 GMC 2500HD D/A Crewcab
2012 Jayco Eagle SuperLite HT 26.5 RLS
2009 Crestliner Superhawk 1900
2013 Polaris Sportsman 550 EXP
2008 Polaris Sportsman 700 X2
jal0710 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 05:36 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
bounder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Calif.
Posts: 381
Quote:
Originally Posted by David472 View Post
Our first year with a slide and no topper revealed two problem situations;
- having to retract the slide during a rainy morning when on the go (water inside)
- having to climb and sweep off the debris, raining or not

From the comments so far, it seems a topper will reduce these issues, but maybe not fully? The idea of an air pillow under the topper is interesting, and sounds like it would suppress the wind flapping concern as well as the pooling of water.
Maybe there are some more comments yet? All are appreciated.
The Airwedge also keeps the toppers from flapping in the wind. Good investment
__________________
Ernie
Cancer survivor, retired, living life to its fullest with my lovely wife Nancy and our dog Abbey.
2011 Eagle 330RLTS trailer
Reese straight line dual cam
17k wd hitch
2005 GMC diesel
Crew cab long bed
:Flag:
bounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 10:26 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pawnee, IL
Posts: 289
I don't know what brand of my slide toppers are. They were on my Jayco Eagle Premier when I bought it.
__________________

2016 Eagle 323 LKTS
2009 GMC 1-ton Dually Diesel
djalbrec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,416
We have Carefree of Colorado on all three of our slides, and like them so much that no future camper will be without them. Last weekend, at the CG, I watched from the inside relaxing with a cup of coffee as our neighbor got out his ladder and laboriously cleaned off his slides with a broom. "Nuff said.
__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 07:17 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central IL
Posts: 50
The Dometics we have on our Pinnacle flop in the wind and hold water because they sag. I think if the factory would have mounted them higher on the side wall would have helped. Our previous camper's were better but don't know what brand.
good
luck
pointrow
pointrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 08:15 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
David472's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SW Ontario
Posts: 1,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by pointrow View Post
The Dometics we have on our Pinnacle flop in the wind and hold water because they sag. I think if the factory would have mounted them higher on the side wall would have helped. Our previous camper's were better but don't know what brand.
good
luck
pointrow
I have heard that the spring tension inside the topper roll can be increased to reduce the amount of sag. Maybe worth looking into?
__________________
Jayco Eagle 31.5RLDS
GMC Sierra 2500 HD
David472 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 08:42 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Clayton4971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 353
Slide Topper Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by David472 View Post
I have heard that the spring tension inside the topper roll can be increased to reduce the amount of sag. Maybe worth looking into?
The wife and I just put slide covers on our Pinnacle ourself 4 slides. We used the existing track that Jayco already had installed. The install instructions said to unroll one complete turn to make it easier to slide in the track. Didn't look like I needed it so I didn't figured wouldn't hurt to be a little tighter. Also put the brackets on per dometic instructions . Haven't had a chance to try it out will do this winter they look pretty tight and a decent angle.
Clayton4971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 06:24 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 128
I have a single slide on my 28bhs and don't really see the need for a topper. I do have a roof ladder so when it's time to leave I just simply go up... sweep and wipe it off.

Marty
grayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 06:03 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
David472's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SW Ontario
Posts: 1,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by grayco View Post
I have a single slide on my 28bhs and don't really see the need for a topper. I do have a roof ladder so when it's time to leave I just simply go up... sweep and wipe it off.

Marty
This has been what we did for our first summer season with the slide. What has me re-thinking this approach is that on three occasions, rain during the time we had to pack up and go, has me wishing for a slide topper to make things easier. Looking at other TT's during our travels so far, it seems to be maybe a 50-50 split for if they have a topper or not.
__________________

__________________
Jayco Eagle 31.5RLDS
GMC Sierra 2500 HD
David472 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.