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Old 05-06-2016, 05:54 PM   #11
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ok, Jay Flight aluminum sided trailer 2013 29rlds
Toppers or no toppers.
Can we get someone from the MFG or a reputable dealer to chime in here??
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:46 PM   #12
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Slidetopper

I have a 2013 White Hawk 26 DSRB. I bought a slide topper "Carefree Slideout cover ll". My wife Peggy and I installed it ourselves. It has been on since Nov. 2013. We've had absolutely no problems what so ever.
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Old 05-07-2016, 04:19 PM   #13
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I had requested and received Drawings from Jayco for the side walls and the slide wall of our ALUMINUM sided 28BHBE.

The Side wall drawings were correct and have a large header over the slide opening but the Slide wall Drawing I received was not for our EXACT slide as the window sizes are different. I am getting close to having the time to install a topper, because of the concern (mine included) there is no backing I sent them an email again for specific clarification on whether the Slide wall has any support for the brackets.

Sent them a photo of our camper and the specific Dometic brackets I would need to mount.

I believe if you have the Fiberglass Sides it would be less of an issue because of the sides being wood and glass themselves, I know of other 28BHBE owners who have installed a Topper on a FGS JayFlight but have not seen any ALUMINUM sided JayFlights with a Slide Topper.

If someone has one please chime in, I will post the info I receive back...
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I have a 2013 White Hawk 26 DSRB.
What campground was that Pic taken at? Is it in GA? Thanks...
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What campground was that Pic taken at? Is it in GA? Thanks...
When we camp locally, we usually camp at Mistletoe State Park in Ga. on Clark Hill lake. But the photo was taken on the South Carolina side of the lake at Modoc C.O.E. camp ground.
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ok, Jay Flight aluminum sided trailer 2013 29rlds
Toppers or no toppers.
Can we get someone from the MFG or a reputable dealer to chime in here??
Ok, we have a 2015 24FBS. I have a slide topper that a friend of mine gave me. He works at Jayco. It was a new topper from another Jayco TT that was a warranty replacement. There wasn't anything wrong with it. I'll be installing it next weekend. He told me there would be "enough material" to screw into.
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Ok, we have a 2015 24FBS. I have a slide topper that a friend of mine gave me. He works at Jayco. It was a new topper from another Jayco TT that was a warranty replacement. There wasn't anything wrong with it. I'll be installing it next weekend. He told me there would be "enough material" to screw into.
Hi Mark-

Had CW install a slide topper on my 24FBS last year. Works great! You will really appreciate it but sometimes you still need to clean some "stuff" off of it. CW installed it on the same line as the drip cap they took off the side of the TT which covered all the holes.

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We got the topper with ours. We like it. We have heard people who don't have one say they don't feel they need it, but we have never heard anyone with one say they wish they hadn't bothered.
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ok, Jay Flight aluminum sided trailer 2013 29rlds

Toppers or no toppers.

Can we get someone from the MFG or a reputable dealer to chime in here??


Any dealer will likely say no issue installing one. Jayco doesn't respond to posts. So call Jayco and see if you get the same answer I did. I'd be curious. I want a topper but don't want issues down the road if the screws start pulling out of the slide wall because the support isn't there... I'm very torn...
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Any dealer will likely say no issue installing one. Jayco doesn't respond to posts. So call Jayco and see if you get the same answer I did. I'd be curious. I want a topper but don't want issues down the road if the screws start pulling out of the slide wall because the support isn't there... I'm very torn...
I completely understand your concerns, but I do believe you can find someone who will install these for you. While they do need some backing to screw into the stress on these is not near what an awning is and I'm sure that it can be done somehow.

I have had three RV's with slides. The first one did not have toppers and I didn't even know what they were or why I would want them. We had stayed at a campground and had some high winds. There were tons of sticks, pine needles, pine cones and general debris on the top of my slide and I was unaware. When I went to retract it it was a mess, sticks under the seals and jammed pinecones. It was all my fault, it just never occurred to me to clean the top of the slide. Another camper came over and helped me and showed me slide toppers. I had them installed at camping world about a month later. This was on a lightweight aluminum sided trailer by forest river and they were able to do it and I never had any issues with the toppers.

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