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Old 08-18-2016, 03:08 PM   #1
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Slide awnings

Anyone install slide awnings yet?
My last campground was very rustic and I was not able to clean before breaking camp. I was shocked at all the branches and needles I brought home with me. It took an hour to clean them off the slides when I got home.
I'm wondering what is good or bad about the different aftermarket awnings out there
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:13 PM   #2
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What model of RV do you have?
To my knowledge most of the "aftermarket" slide awnings are from the same supplier the factories buy from such as Carefree of Colorado and installing them does not change what's needed nor the cost.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:56 AM   #3
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Worth every penny. eliminated the ladder climbing to clean the accumulated stuff of the slide tops. Dealer gave us a discount for everything added during purchase, or 30 days after.
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Had them installed at the factory. Wouldn't have slideouts without them.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:48 AM   #5
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I installed one on mine sure made the mess less, I cleaned a plastic grocery bag of trash from top the slide when it was inside, previous owners never cleaned off top when pulling it in
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I've heard that it is not easy to install them on the newer Greyhawks (2016 and 2017) with the curved roof. Reason being the distance from top of the slide out lip to the side of the camper is not large enough for the mount point of the awning canvas. Has anyone had experience with installing on newer Greyhawks? did you install above or below the rain gutter that runs along the side of the camper?
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:16 PM   #7
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We were told we couldn't have slide awnings installed because, a) it would obstruct the back-up camera on the back slide, b) the side slide didn't have enough space between the roof and the slide to install. Was a big disappointment, because all of our previous rvs had slide awnings, so we know how beneficial they are. In our opinion, they're worth every penny to have them installed. For one thing, if it's raining and the slides go in, so does the water; and a lot of pine needles, leaves, etc. get stuck in those slides.
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