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Old 02-18-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Slideout awning / cover

Does anyone use a slideout awning / cover? I thinking of getting one but don't know anything about them.

Wondering if anyone could share their experiences.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:11 PM   #2
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I wish we had one. When parking under a tree, we have to make sure we sweep off the top before bringing it in. Others here have said that in the wind, the sides flap and makes noise.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:54 PM   #3
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We have one and like it. We had some wet leaves stick to it but a few small movements of the slide and a broom and they came right off. i would recommend one. Any water you can keep away from seals seem like a good idea to me.
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I have three and I like them a lot. I am parked under an oak tree and the leaves can be a pest, but I have never had even one leaf come in on top of the slides.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #5
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My brother-in-law has slide toppers and hates them. When he gets home in the spring he said they will be history. The toppers are very noisey in the wind and the flapping keeps them awake a lot of nights. They can be very loud. They are a love/hate item.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:02 AM   #6
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Currently, NO slide out cover on my TT. At end of 4 months, my TT's slide out looks like: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_0358.jpg Besides the ugly looking garbage and water stains, the flat roof on our 2006 Jayco is now starting to leak. Eventally, all flat roofs leak water. Its just a matter of time.

This spring, I'll be installing a slide out topper. Being a seasonal site, it will be a removable "hard top". Will show pictures in the TechTalk section in late May. But if we towed our TT, I'd be installing a "soft top" slide-out topper on our TT.

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Old 02-19-2011, 07:15 PM   #7
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I have mixed feelings about em. They do flap and make noise if you are in a windy area. They will keep leaves and debris off, and I would think they help shed some water when its raining. But Iv made it without em for years.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:27 AM   #8
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I had them installed this summer on our TT. They will help keep leaves off the slide.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:16 AM   #9
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Thanks for the comments everyone. My wife really wants a slideout awning so I think we'll spring and try it out. Hopefully not too much noise from wind. Thanks again.

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Awning cover was the SECOND OPTION I put on the TT... right after the solar system.. no regrets and I have been living in mine since Oct.
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