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Old 04-16-2012, 04:01 AM   #11
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I've never had them so I cant really speak from that perspective, but I guess thats because in my mind I never could really justify the expense. I've really wanted them, but the cost always seemed high just to save the work of sending my 14 year old son onto the roof armed with a broom before running the slides in. I am getting them quoted on my new TT, but I am expecting it to run about 750-1,000 and if that's the case I will go without again. Just my .02.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #12
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I've never had them so I cant really speak from that perspective, but I guess thats because in my mind I never could really justify the expense. I've really wanted them, but the cost always seemed high just to save the work of sending my 14 year old son onto the roof armed with a broom before running the slides in....
Another big benefit of the slide awnings in the summer is decreased heat in the slideout. The awning shades the slide roof and really keeps things cooler inside.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:32 AM   #13
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I've never had them so I cant really speak from that perspective, but I guess thats because in my mind I never could really justify the expense. I've really wanted them, but the cost always seemed high just to save the work of sending my 14 year old son onto the roof armed with a broom before running the slides in. I am getting them quoted on my new TT, but I am expecting it to run about 750-1,000 and if that's the case I will go without again. Just my .02.
Topper might be cheaper than a broken arm from a fall.

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Old 04-17-2012, 10:16 AM   #14
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...in my mind I never could really justify the expense. I've really wanted them, but the cost always seemed high...
I agree with always wanting them, but not being able to justify the expense. I may ask about them the next time I'm at the dealer just so that I can get sticker shock and stop wanting them for a while!
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #15
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what is a fair price for slide toppers? Been checking around for some for my 07 314 bhds and have found them fromm 650.00 to 1500.00 delivered but not installed. The best price was on ebay for two toppers and mounting bracketts made by a&e those where 650.00 what you think is that a good deal?
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When I was last looking, I had a dealer quote me a price of $350.00 installed with the deal. I passed on it cause the trailer was a POC.
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I bought my topper extra and put it on myself. I've not had any issues with flapping in the wind, but man was it great when I brought in the slide before going camping and just watched through the window all the junk from oak trees that had just started putting on leaves roll off the top of the slide and I didn't have to do a thing to clean it prior to bringing it in. I'll never have another slide without a topper.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:28 AM   #18
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I held off buying one because relatives were driven crazy by the wind. They swore they would never have them again. I've heard people using beach balls to control it but how is it that many people have them here but not bothered by the wind. I just bought a cheap leaf blower to aid in cleaning off the roof and awning.
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I held off buying one because relatives were driven crazy by the wind. They swore they would never have them again. I've heard people using beach balls to control it but how is it that many people have them here but not bothered by the wind. I just bought a cheap leaf blower to aid in cleaning off the roof and awning.
I don't know what brand and model slide awning covers your relatives have.

My 2003 trailer has A&E slide awning covers. We have camped in every imaginable condition and situation. Mine does not make noise that dives me crazy in the wind.

I will install slide awning covers on my future RV's with slides.
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I'm having 3 slide toppers installed on Wednesday. Our friends son has a business in San Diego Ca. All he does is install rv awnings & slide toppers. The price was way cheaper than the dealer. It gives us an excuse to spend a week at Santee Lakes in San Diego in our trailer.
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