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ford truck guy

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Posted: 10/26/21 05:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How did this discussion move FROM adding an additional awning, to adding slide toppers ??

Unless I am wrong, the OP specifically asked about adding an awning to his slide?? Or am I reading it wrong?

quote - " I have a 2015 Jay Flight 33RLDS & I'd like to add an awning to the door side slide. Has anyone ever done this? Is it even possible? Thanks."


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ford truck guy wrote:

How did this discussion move FROM adding an additional awning, to adding slide toppers ??


The same way a thread can move from "Anyone have any experience with and can comment on the build quality of a Hurricane Cloud 27543BH" which is instantly answered by "What kind of tow vehicle do you have? Whatever it is it can't tow that thing. You'll cause a catastrophe and kill people on the highways.I hope myself and family never get near you."


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ford truck guy wrote:

How did this discussion move FROM adding an additional awning, to adding slide toppers ??


As it would be odd to add a traditional awning that is deployed independently over the top of a slide, I think most presumed that he meant a slide topper, which is essentially an awning that deploys automatically when the slide is opened.


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kellem wrote:

Another option is a telescoping latter and a swiss broom....I'm being serious.
We've had trailer's with slide toppers and those without and prefer those without.

After owning a trailer with slide toppers for duration " 10 years " I've come to the conclusion that sweeping off the top and treating the seals trumps fighting mildew and dry rot seals.

Our latest trailer has no toppers over the slides and we leave slides out year around.....much preferred. Ymmv


Weird, we have had both and prefer the slide toppers.

Never had any mildew or dry rotted seals...not clear how slide toppers would even cause those issues. The seals should actually hold up better with toppers as it keeps the sun off the rubber when the slides are deployed.

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valhalla360 wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

How did this discussion move FROM adding an additional awning, to adding slide toppers ??


As it would be odd to add a traditional awning that is deployed independently over the top of a slide, I think most presumed that he meant a slide topper, which is essentially an awning that deploys automatically when the slide is opened.


I see awnings independently over the top of slides all the time, it's not odd at all. What is odd to me is why would you want a slide that takes away from the limited square footage of space you have under an awning to begin with but I guess thats the price that you pay for having to have a slide curbside of a rig.
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The last few years I have been seeing more and more awnings attached to slides, which makes a little more sense as they do not take away from the usable shaded space although when they're that high up the shaded space is less anyway.
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Another odd thing is a black awning. Sit under one of those with the sun beating on it and its like sitting under a radiant electric heater. Then again, there are lots of things with RV's that are odd.

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that last picture ( reflection) is what "I" was ASSUMING the OP wanted....

I have had that additional awning on 2 of my RV's and the additional covered area is awesome!!! NOT a traditional slide topper, has nothing to do with the TOP of the SLIDES....

And to touch on the black awning and heat.... the awning does not add any additional heat to the shade area under from I can tell...

I wonder if the original OP wants to clear this debate up or not?
Slide topper or awning.... 2 very different animals...

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My neighbor had a mobile RV tech install one on their Forest River They actually ordered it ( based on his recommendation) and then he installed it.

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ford truck guy wrote:

that last picture ( reflection) is what "I" was ASSUMING the OP wanted....

I have had that additional awning on 2 of my RV's and the additional covered area is awesome!!! NOT a traditional slide topper, has nothing to do with the TOP of the SLIDES....

And to touch on the black awning and heat.... the awning does not add any additional heat to the shade area under from I can tell...

I wonder if the original OP wants to clear this debate up or not?
Slide topper or awning.... 2 very different animals...


You may be the only person who does not feel the difference with a black awning. My 2017 came with the black and I noticed it upon first use, as did relatives and friends, and folks who stopped by at campgrounds. That was when some knucklehead in Elkhart came to the conclusion these black awnings were the in thing and before you knew it they were coming on everything being made. Well they're not the in thing IMO, they suck. It lasted one season before being replaced with light tan vinyl from tough top. Those black AC shrouds, tank covers, vent covers, and misc trim suck putty balls too, and really look like turds after 2 years of UV exposure. But they're real purty when brand shiny new on a dealers lot.

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valhalla360 wrote:


As it would be odd to add a traditional awning that is deployed independently over the top of a slide, I think most presumed that he meant a slide topper, which is essentially an awning that deploys automatically when the slide is opened.


Not sure where you travel but I see traditional awnings deployed independently over the top of a slide all the time. Also see awnings installed on slides pretty regularly too. On TT', 5th wheels and motorhomes of all types. It's not unusual.

* This post was edited 10/28/21 03:16pm by hohenwald48 *


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Not enquiring about a slide topper, not enquiring about an awning going over the slide. Talking about attaching an awning to the slide.


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