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Old 11-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #21
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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.

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Old 11-14-2013, 11:06 PM   #22
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Interesting topic. Our old trailer didn't have them but the "new" Eagle we just bought does. I guess we'll see what they're all about in the spring.

Is there anything I need to know about them maintenance wise or otherwise?
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:16 AM   #23
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OK...here's my take on slide toppers. We had our TT for 2 years before I had a Carefree topper installed. Any time it rained and we had to close the slide, rain water that was up on the slide roof pooled and spilled over into the trailer on the carpet. The wiper seals on the slides don't hit the roof as it closes...just the sides. The roof above the slides are not completely flat leaving places for water to pool, not much, but enough to p*** me off when we get home and the carpet is soaked. I could have gotten up on the roof with a broom and swept most of the water off but I really don't like the idea of getting on a wet roof and take a chance of slipping.

Does the slide topper sag when it rains...yes. The wedge sounds like a great idea but the water does come right off as the slide closes. No more wet carpets, no more debris in the trailer and no more climbing on the roof to sweep it off!! Slide toppers are worth every penny!!

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Old 11-15-2013, 11:23 AM   #24
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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
Same here. It also gives me the opportunity to do a quick roof inspection. No leaks and no problems without them so don't see a need. I'm not saying they aren't good to have, just saying I haven't needed them.
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