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a64armt

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So the pre purchase inspection / survey results were positive with no significant issues, so we picked up a 2014 Lifestyle LS36FW. I was disappointed that the RV doesn’t have slide toppers. But after some thought, I now ponder if a slide topper is possible on a full wall slide. A quick search shows most COTS toppers stop at 16’. Perhaps a custom special order. I know several high end motor homes have long or even full wall slides.

Does anyone here with a full wall slide have a slide topper?


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We have them on all our slides: '18 Big Country 3560SS. Love 'em!


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We have them on our toyhauler. The one for the long slide is 21 feet. Wouldn't have a trailer without them.


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fj12ryder wrote:

We have them on our toyhauler. The one for the long slide is 21 feet. Wouldn't have a trailer without them.


Please elaborate. I originally thought that I should have them but haven't seen any negative effects of not having them.


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There are some detractors out there and maybe they aren't a good idea if you camp where it's often windy.

For our particular use they are fantastic to have.


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Super_Dave wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

We have them on our toyhauler. The one for the long slide is 21 feet. Wouldn't have a trailer without them.


Please elaborate. I originally thought that I should have them but haven't seen any negative effects of not having them.
The obvious thing is they keep pine needles, acorns, leaves, small twigs and branches off the top of the slide so the top of the slide doesn't need to be swept or blown clean.

They also keep water outside if you have to bring the slides in when it's raining. We have had to pack up in light rain, and it was nice to leave all that water outside. One of the things I hadn't considered was how much heat they keep from building up on the slide-out roof.

I've not noticed any noise from them flapping in the wind, but my hearing isn't the best either. Peggy hasn't complained and she has excellent hearing.

Some people are concerned about the water pooling on the topper, but to me that's no big deal. It will either evaporate or it will flow off when the slide in brought in. No biggie.

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I have the same rig. Never felt the need for slide toppers on the LS. The top lack of a flange across the top and the seal will allow water and debris to fall off upon retracting the slide.
Congrats on the rig. We love ours. They are quality, well built units.


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fj12ryder wrote:

We have them on our toyhauler. The one for the long slide is 21 feet. Wouldn't have a trailer without them.

We don't have any that long but also in the " won't have a RV without them " group. No more getting on ladder to blow off debris. We also have camped when the winds were gusting over 35mph and no problems.

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Posted: 02/23/20 07:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a full wall slide with topper on our 32 ft motorhome. Works quite well.


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I hear a lot of people mention water pooling on them, or Flapping in the wind, i'd say if you have those problems, your topper probably needs a tension adjustment,while ours are nowhere near as long as you're contemplating, we've never had either of those problems.


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