Question re: slide-out topper (awning)

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by Blueeyes, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Blueeyes

    Blueeyes New Member

    My new tt did not come with a slide-out awning over it. It is a very short slide-out (approx. 6 ft wide). The dealer wanted about $600.00 to put one on.
    In your opinion, is it necessary?
     
  2. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Question re: slide-out topper (awning)

    well IMO yes you do. It will protect the top of the slide from trash build up and less cleaning for you. I let alone and trash builds up it could lead to some severe damage to the top and the sides of the slide. But I would shop around and see if he is in the ball park on the price. Good luck
     
  3. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

    Re: Question re: slide-out topper (awning)

    Just remember, what is on top of your slide, will be inside, your RV. Birds are not picky about doing their business on an uncovered slide. :eek: ;)
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Question re: slide-out topper (awning)

    My opinion...NO.

    Slide topper are not "leaky" slide fixes...Toppers are great for leaves, twigs, pine needles..etc... NOT worth a flip for snow or rain...Rain will puddle and it weighs what water does....8 pounds a gallon...and you have to close slide to dump it.

    They are not on my trailer....................
     
  5. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: Question re: slide-out topper (awning)

    Is it necessary-- Yes
    Here is a place with prices $200-$300 last is an aluminum covered really nice.
    So if you want to do it youself and save labor.
    That leaves 3 hour labor to put it on by the dealer.

    rveparts.com

    LEN
     
  6. Blueeyes

    Blueeyes New Member

    Re: Question re: slide-out topper (awning)

    Thanks for all of yr replies. I can see I have some things to consider.
     

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