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Old 04-16-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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2014 3950 Slide Toppers

I am making plans for our yet to be picked up 3950. I am looking into haveing slide toppers installed. I have not measured for myself, but I don't recall seeing any in all the photos I have seen online a topper installed over the kitchen slide. Is this because it is too close to the main awning or am I just not seeing any with them installed? Anyone have them installed and have one over the kitchen slide? Any clearance issues with the main awning?

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Old 04-17-2014, 02:42 PM   #2
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I read the other day on the forum that a dealer didn't recommend a topper on a slide because it was too close to the awning.
Then, I wonder if it would be a good idea to have a topper on a kitchen slide if the slide has the refrigerator vent in it.
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I read the other day on the forum that a dealer didn't recommend a topper on a slide because it was too close to the awning.
Then, I wonder if it would be a good idea to have a topper on a kitchen slide if the slide has the refrigerator vent in it.
Never had them on any of the last four trailers I owned that had slides. Frig vent is on the side of the slide so don't think that would be a problem. I just don't see any need for them. I think they create more problems then they so call fix.
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The vent on the side is combustion air intake and access, the vent of which I'm speaking is the exhaust vent on the upper part of the slide, if there is one.

Looking at the pix of the slide the topper wouldn't hinder the exhaust flow of the refrigerator.
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Never had them on any of the last four trailers I owned that had slides.
But you live in the Desert. I worry about getting caught in an ice or snow storm the night before I HAVE TO MOVE on to my next location. I don't have slide toppers but was thinking I might ought to consider them.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:55 PM   #6
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But you live in the Desert. I worry about getting caught in an ice or snow storm the night before I HAVE TO MOVE on to my next location. I don't have slide toppers but was thinking I might ought to consider them.
I've been caught in a snow storm in the Black Hills of S.D. in a tent trailer in July.
Out here its a very hard wind or dust storm we can get in. Nice to be able to retract the main awning when that happens kind of hard to pull in the slides. Been in some good hail storms & sure glad I didn't have awnings out in those. Some like them but just not something I care for.
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I'm new in the forum, but also am awaiting my new 3950 (supposedly off the line Monday). From what I've been told, slide toppers put additional holes in the rig, and don't offer any advantage. Yet they are subject to the wind, being torn and creating additional noise when windy, possibly trying to sleep. Personally haven't had them on any of my previous 3 rigs. Be curious what others think?
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Not that I haven't seen them on 5th wheels but seem to be on motorhomes more than pull behinds.
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But you live in the Desert. I worry about getting caught in an ice or snow storm the night before I HAVE TO MOVE on to my next location. I don't have slide toppers but was thinking I might ought to consider them.
Ice and snow, have you given any thought as how to remove the white stuff the morning you want to leave, with the toppers extended?
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Ice and snow, have you given any thought as how to remove the white stuff the morning you want to leave, with the toppers extended?
I guess I thought the snow would just peel off the topper as you retracted.
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