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Old 05-28-2015, 04:05 PM   #21
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Cale,
I believe I will finally get mine back from CW this weekend. If I do I will be able to tell you then which model I have on my 3950 above the kitchen. I do not believe they are the kind with the metal guard around them. All my paperwork is in the camper.
Yes there is enough room above the kitchen to have the awning and topper without them beating/rubbibg against each other.
Thanks, I will be looking forward to whatever information you have.

If you have one with the metal guard, I may look to doing a white fabric with a black metal guard....should be aesthetically correct when closed, yet cooler on the roof when deployed.

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Old 05-28-2015, 04:18 PM   #22
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Thom - interested in a pic or two as my dealer and Dutchmen told me there was not enough clearance on the kitchen slide to allow enough slope for runoff under the main awning. Also the model used there would be helpful.
Don,

Looking at the CareFree installation instructions of the SOKIII, it says to mount the awning rail either at the roofline or 1 to 2 inches above the slide flange. I just poked my head out the door, it looks like the 1 to 2 inches above the flange will work for uss and that model. Here are the instructions:
https://www.e-carefree.com/documenta...stallation.pdf

I believe I will order mine with white vinyl and black enclosure and hardware, should work nicely, though the price for the kitchen slide alone is $478 from CareFree....I may have to do one slide at a time.

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Old 05-28-2015, 06:11 PM   #23
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Thanks Cale - they aren't cheap for sure - I had the two I have installed at the dealer prior to PDI and that $1300...
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:17 PM   #24
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Thom - interested in a pic or two as my dealer and Dutchmen told me there was not enough clearance on the kitchen slide to allow enough slope for runoff under the main awning. Also the model used there would be helpful.

Still no word if I will get my camper this weekend or not but here is a shot taken this weekend where (if you look close) you can see the topper and awnings. They look a lot closer than they really are.
I will get a better shot when I can....

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Old 05-29-2015, 08:18 AM   #25
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Thanks, Thom! I may have to look into this again. I like the thought of the slide topper in case just too windy for the main awning.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:11 PM   #26
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I have the slideout kover III with just the shield on the bottom. We chose white for the heat and it looks fine with the camper. My wife got to see the cheaper model before I ordered these and said she didn't like the way they looked, " It looks like a tp roll on the side of the camper" so I was able to buy the better ones with no argument. Just so you know coming to Maryland you WILL see rain and snow, been the wettest spring in years, which sucks can't ride the bike, well could but hate having to clean it afterwards .
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:00 PM   #27
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I don't see a reason to have slide toppers. What do they do?
I didn't see a need either. I'd go up on the roof and clean off the slides periodically when we are in FL for a month. After one of the Schwinteck slide motors failed, the dealer recommended them to help protect the motors from getting wet and shorting out. Now we have slide toppers on all three slides. The added benefit is they help protect the slide and keep it cleaner. I would assume they also help keep things cooler in the sun.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:02 PM   #28
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When I bought mine the dealer told me I should get them, I didn't want to spend the money at that time so I declined. After I had to go up on the roof a couple of times to clean off the top, leaves and small twigs and with the roof being a little wet, I quickly changed my mind and had them put on, I figured it was cheaper than being out of work for a few weeks if I fell.
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:30 AM   #29
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Just noticing all the differences on a same year Voltage. I look at the back of Thoms and do not have the support legs on rear awning, have the all black dometic slide toppers.
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:53 AM   #30
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Just noticing all the differences on a same year Voltage. I look at the back of Thoms and do not have the support legs on rear awning, have the all black dometic slide toppers.
Even after I read another post that discussed those supports, it still took me 10 minutes to find them and then figure out how to extend them.
They should be the lower frame of the awning, lift the outboard end of leg slightly and slide leg outboard then rotate them downward.
Look on you patio/ramp, if you see two silver brackets on floor about half way back along outboard edge, those are the anchor points for the legs.
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