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Old 03-03-2019, 10:06 PM   #1
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Slide out awnings/covers

Who uses them? Who likes them or dislikes them?

What kind/style/brand do you use?

I'm assuming the trailer I'm going to buy doesn't have one, but I feel it might be a good thing to have being in the Pacific Northwest.

I saw a thread from 8 years ago, but not anything current. Thought I'd try to start a topic just on the subject.
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There is some current stuff on them; I've posted some and I wasn't on this site 8 years ago.

Did you try slide 'toppers' in your search?

I don't know what brand it is, but I like mine - it keeps the slide top clear of debris, it keeps the sun off the slide roof when we are in direct sun, and I've never had an issue with it flapping in the wind.
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There is some current stuff on them; I've posted some and I wasn't on this site 8 years ago.

Did you try slide 'toppers' in your search?

I don't know what brand it is, but I like mine - it keeps the slide top clear of debris, it keeps the sun off the slide roof when we are in direct sun, and I've never had an issue with it flapping in the wind.
Oh no I hadn't tried "toppers" I'll give it a go. Thanks.

Did you install yours after buying it, or was it already on it?
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We ordered ours with toppers installed at the factory. Definately worth it IMO.
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Oh no I hadn't tried "toppers" I'll give it a go. Thanks.

Did you install yours after buying it, or was it already on it?
Had the dealer install ours after buying it. I don't recall any details, sorry.

Our first season with the trailer - removing debris off the top of the slide (when the site was under trees) and feeling the heat inside from the ceiling (when in full sun) - told me we needed one.
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I have a Crappy of Colorado slide out awning, it flaps in the breeze something fierce, and after only 5 years the stitching is letting go. Not a great product.
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I have a Crappy of Colorado slide out awning, and after only 5 years the stitching is letting go. Not a great product.
I had the same toppers on my Eagle and replaced them last year with new fabric. I won't own a trailer without them. This is my 3rd trailer with slide toppers and have never heard them flapping in the wind. The only downside for me is on the big slide topper, rain water will pool in the top. Get em, you'll love what they do as oldmanAZ mentioned.
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Any recommendations on brand or models?
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Have the factory to install them big savings. If the dealer tells you they don't be sure to check with jayco. Mine were $675.00 for all 3 at the factory,
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Ours are Carefree as well. I replaced the fabric on one last year when I noticed the stitching was failing and a tear was beginning. Bought replacement from “toughtops” I think. Replacing it was not difficult.
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Have the factory to install them big savings. If the dealer tells you they don't be sure to check with jayco. Mine were $675.00 for all 3 at the factory,
That's a deal. I think our 3 was about $1400 from the dealer after we had it about 2 years.
We will never have another rv WITHOUT slide toppers or an auto-level system. Add on a Rv Flex Armor roof to that list also.
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If I remember correctly Jayco doesn't list them as a option but if available the dealer can put them in as a pink slip add-on to have them factory installed
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If I remember correctly Jayco doesn't list them as a option but if available the dealer can put them in as a pink slip add-on to have them factory installed
Well, thanks to everyone here, we are going to Elkhart in July to get our slide toppers installed by Jayco for a little over 1/2 the price of the local dealer. I don't want just anyone poking holes in our brand new 2nd home, so it's worth the drive and we'll parlay it into a Michigan trip or something.
I wonder if anyone knows what other "pink slip" options there are available from the factory? I never would have known that the toppers were a factory option if I hadn't read it right here.
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So the Carefree.... a good brand??? Or is there another brand you guys that have them are happy with?

I see some have them "factory installed," but surely they aren't Jayco branded are they?
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I meant to ask, does anyone have photos of Jayco factory installed slide toppers? We just factory ordered them without giving a thought to the style, color or brand.
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My 3 were factory installed and made by Carefree of Colorado.
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The only downside for me is on the big slide topper, rain water will pool in the top.
My neighbor uses large inflatable beach balls under his. That put an end to the pooling of water and flapping in the wind.

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They will match the awning you have
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Did you get the slide toppers installed, how about some pics
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