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Old 09-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Slide awnings

We bought a 2012 Jayco Eagle SuperLite HT 26.5 RLS about 1 3/4 years ago and are considering putting on slide awnings. It looks like my FW came with the attachment piece above the slides. Does anybody know if the little piece of "U' tubing above the slide is for attachment of a slide awning?
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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Correct, the slide awning will attach to the trailer I believe just below the gutter that you are referring to. I can double check tomorrow afternoon, but I'm pretty sure that ours are attached just below them.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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Correct, the slide awning will attach to the trailer I believe just below the gutter that you are referring to. I can double check tomorrow afternoon, but I'm pretty sure that ours are attached just below them.
would you add them to your next RV if it didnt have em?
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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We are wanting to add them to our new WH 30dsre but I thought I had read in an earlier post that the slides on these models did not have a header beam adequate to attach the topper to. Can anyone expound on that? Do any of the current WH owners have slide toppers on their units? If so, what it difficult to install?
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #5
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We have ordered them on our last 3 units, so yes, I would have to say we would do it again. Over the long term, I think the extra protection over the slide is well worth the cost.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:02 AM   #6
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We have found that the slide awnings help keep out unit cooler in the Florida sun not to mention keeping leaves etc off of the slide. Yes I would buy them again.
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I've heard some people say that they "flap" and make noise in the wind (I assume when they get older) and that if leaves or debris gets under the topper it's difficult to clean them out. Any truth to these claims? (sorry to stray off the OP question)
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:51 PM   #8
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I haven't had a unit with slide awnings but have seen people pull there slides in during windy conditions in Arizona because they were afraid they would be destroyed because of all the "flapping" of the fabric.
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We've had the slides out in some pretty stiff winds, and yes they will flap some, but I think if the wind was blowing hard enough to rip them off your facing bigger concerns than just your awning covers.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:31 PM   #10
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I had them on one 5th wheel and would never buy them again. Every time the wind blew a little, they would get to oscillating so bad that it necessitated bringing all of the slides in. Whenever it rained, they would collect water and sag down on to the top of the slide making it difficult to retract. Also leaves would occasionally become trapped between the awning and the top of the slide. I find it easier and less stressful to just clear the top of the slides with an electric leaf blower rather than deal with all of issues caused by the awnings.
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