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Old 04-07-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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slide awnings

Just wondered the general thoughts on slide awnings. Are they a must have or personal preference. Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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Just wondered the general thoughts on slide awnings. Are they a must have or personal preference. Thanks.
You might search the forums here, there was recently a thread that talked about this. In short, some consider them a must have, others consider them an annoyance due to wind noise, and have removed them.

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Old 04-07-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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Personal preference, and I prefer not to have them, but others swear by them.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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IMO, they are a "must have". Especially for slides that have flat roofs. For some, they say a slide awning fabric edge flaps too much in the strong wind.

Note: There is different designs. Some have that awning roll on the slide's top edge. The other design is the awning roll secured to the side of the trailer. To me, the design with the spring loaded roll bolted tothe side of trailer would be better.

If wondering, I plan to install a slide awning on my TT this May. Just need to save a few more dollars for it.

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:18 PM   #5
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I would like to have one as it's a pain when we camp under a tree to have to clean the slide top of leaves/branches/etc before we bring it in. Some members have indicated they have experienced a flapping sound from the cover when windy making it difficult to sleep. There are several places to find members' input on this topic, but here are two threads that have some limited posts. Do a search from the blue bar above to find others

slide covers thread and another slide covers thread
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Thanks for the input guys. I will do some searching around.
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Found it....

Above, I mentioned a slide awning that bolted to the side of the trailer (instead of the slide's edge). When bolting to the trailer's side, more slope is gained. For visual of this slide topper design, surf:

http://www.khulsey.com/rv_info/revie...rdsystems.html

If wondering, I'll be installing a "hard top" cover (vision removable 1 piece "hard top" for some convertible vehicles) on my seasonal site's large slide in late May. I currently have it built. It's just a matter of available time to install it. Will show pictures of it in late May - for others who also have Seasonal site camping sites...

Hope this helps in your research....

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I've been looking into these lately as well, but I am hesitant to pull the trigger due to the price. What other benefits do they provide other than keeping debris off the roof?

I like the Girard design in the above link, but my trailer already has the channels on it for the standard slide awnings, so it would be much easier to install this design (and probably cheaper too).
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...What other benefits do they provide other than keeping debris off the roof?...
For starters, potential water leakage would be reduced since most rainwater would be deflected from the slide's roof. Also, the slide should be cooler because the sun will not be beating down directly on the roof.
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They probably do more good than harm. By harm I am referring to a loss of sleep from the wind noise. After listening to them flapping away on my brother in laws new Jayco we decided to do without them. The short one over the bed was the noisiest. The wind blows a lot in Az and I have seen some people run in their slides at night to avoid listening to the racket. They do a great job of keeping snow, frost, leaves etc off the slides. I have seen fairly new ones torn up by real gusty winds.
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