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Old 01-22-2014, 07:18 AM   #1
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Question Slide Awnings question

My 2008 Jayco Eagle 341 RLQS has 4 Slides. Do you guys think I should put some slide awnings over my slide just in case when it rains or snows? Is it really necessary to use them?
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We really like them as they keep debris from collecting on the top of the slides. Avoids the hassle of cleaning off the top of the slides before retracting when camping in wooded areas... especially pine forests. Others have commented that there can be flapping noises in windy conditions, but we've never noticed it. I wouldn't be without them. IMHO...
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:39 PM   #3
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Yes they are a must, keep rain and dirt off and the sun also, when slides go in they are clean, have fun!!!
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:49 PM   #4
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Have always had them on my slides. Keeps all the debris off. Too old to climb up on the roof to clean them when putting the slides in!
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For those that added them aftermarket, is it worth doing yourself or better to have it done by the dealer or Camping World, etc.

I'm handy enough to be dangerous.
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I have added them as aftermarket items on three different units. Not difficult to do if you are somewhat handy with tools, etc. We have always used two people to install. I don't think there is any way I could have done it by myself.
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I Installed them on all the units we bought that had slides. Luckily the SENECA came with them so it saved me a little work.
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I Installed them on all the units we bought that had slides. Luckily the SENECA came with them so it saved me a little work.

How expensive are Slide Awnings?? If they are too expensive I will make my own with Industrial Rubber Sheeting and Industrial Velcro
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For those who have installed them, do they take the place of the rain gutter right above the slide? Do remove the current gutter or place awning above it. Guess you would need to know where the studs are for anchoring?
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How expensive are Slide Awnings?? If they are too expensive I will make my own with Industrial Rubber Sheeting and Industrial Velcro
The last time I looked an 8' awning can run around 600.00.

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For those who have installed them, do they take the place of the rain gutter right above the slide? Do remove the current gutter or place awning above it. Guess you would need to know where the studs are for anchoring?
The awning rail installs below the gutter just like a regular awning.. Also you do not need to find the studs there are screws in the rail every 5/6 inches. I've installed them on aluminum and fiberglass sides with no problem at all.
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