Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-27-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2
2nd Awning

Well my wife and I are just about ready to 'pull the trigger ' on a 2012 Jayco 5TH 28.5RLS.We are purchasing from Indiana r.v connection. My question is should i have the dealer install a 2nd awning over the slideout to prevent debris build-up. In my reseach i see some carry a ladder for just that problem.This will be our 1st new trailer and are very excited but we also want to make our travelling as easy as possible. Thanks for all the great info.

BENNY THE DOG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
Site Team
norty1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,072
There are mixed opinions on slideout awnings. Some like them others don't. I like them and have had them on the last 3 rigs. On my newest Jayco, I do not like they way they are installed. They do not seem to have enough angle to allow water to run off and tend to catch and hold water in them.

The main reason I like them is they keep debris from the top of the slide and prevent me from having to climb on the roof or a tall ladder every time I break camp. Most dealers will install them for about $300-400 or so per slide. I would ask if they can be installed so they do not have the problem I tried to explain above.

2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
yddad45's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Meridian,ms
Posts: 255
The answer is Yes. You most definitely want awnings over your slideouts unless you want to climb on top of your RV everytime you let your slides in to sweep them off. I would not have it any other way. I had a RV years ago that did not have them, it's a option well worth the money.
2010 F250 6.4 L
2011 Jayco 330 RTLS
yddad45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2011, 10:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
rthibodaux's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Marrero,la
Posts: 143
Yes, yes
rthibodaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 04:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
Gone Camping's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 268
The next unit will have them.
:D 2007 Ram 3500, 2008 Eagle 291
Gone Camping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 12:04 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,303
I really don't want to listen to them when the wind blows so that is one of the few options we didn't get. My brother in law has them and has had to bring the slides in so they could sleep on several occasions. The wind blows a lot in the desert so we didn't want them. If we camped mostly in the forest then they would be nice to have.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 12:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Arizona in Winter, Nevada in Summer
Posts: 109
If you get them, Try to have the material made of canvas and not the vinyl material that most use. The vinyl rips and tears easy and if you are in wind conditions most of the time like in the desert they won't last very long. I had to have mine replaced because of wear and tear from flapping in the wind and the hot desert sun. I replaced the vinyl on mine with a awning canvas called (sunbrella). Most awning shops carry it. Comes in nice colors and patterns too. Much better than the vinyl impregnated cloth that they use from the factory or after market replacements. I replaced mine myself, Not that hard.
2007 Jayco Designer 31RLTS
2007 Ford F250 Lariat Super Duty CC
2WD 6.0 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel
MHbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2011, 12:28 AM   #8
Site Team
Denise's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mostly the US
Posts: 10,004
Hiya Benny and welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum! I wish we had that slide topper. We don't though. One of us climb up to the roof and check for debri or wipe off moisture. I know some complain of flapping noise in wind, but there are options to keep that noise from happened. Congrats on the new Jayco

Denise, DH, grandkids, and two rescue pups
-2016 Jay Flight 29QBS Elite
-2016 Ford F-250 XLT 4x2, 6.2L EFI V8, 4.30 Elec Lock, Heavy duty Alt
Denise is offline   Reply With Quote

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 01:23 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.