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Old 03-21-2013, 06:26 AM   #1
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I had my toppers added on all the slides after the purchase at the dealer, they did a great job, but said they will have them done at the factory on all the Redwoods they buy from now on. The factory install them regularly and can do a better, cheaper job. Plus it's still a bargaining tool if you negociate before the sale.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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I would agree, the factory can accessorize much cheaper than retrofitting at the Dealer.

I'm surprised the Dealer would commit to ordering all of his inventory units with toppers. Usually they don't dress them out that far because it drives the MSRP up. I just don't see that many on the lot with toppers.

They do look nice on there in black!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:25 PM   #3
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I would agree, the factory can accessorize much cheaper than retrofitting at the Dealer.

I'm surprised the Dealer would commit to ordering all of his inventory units with toppers. Usually they don't dress them out that far because it drives the MSRP up. I just don't see that many on the lot with toppers.

They do look nice on there in black!
He sold five the week I bought mine and they all wanted toppers, I had to wait on mine because they only had white, yes the black looks great and it will help out with leaves and rain.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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I would imagine folks would want them in the south. Here we don't have leaves and rain, we have wind and dust and snow and UV, and did I mention wind I made sure we did NOT get them. I did get the extra awning though, and its black.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:43 PM   #5
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We choose NOT to add them. We had them on out last 5th Wheel and they flapped often (loud).

We thought we could buy them later...so far happy not having them.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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Our dealer advised against them. Said they were more problems than help.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:00 AM   #7
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Obviously a personal choice item. We ordered and received our 2013 36RE without them based upon the recommendations of two dealers. Their reasoning was that they do tend to collect water in heavy rains and that the tops of the slides are easily accessible without the toppers for quick cleaning if needed.

Our motorhome has them and they do tend to "droop" in the middle and to hold water at times. They also make cleaning the top of the slide under the topper very challenging.

So again...a personal choice item.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:27 AM   #8
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Our dealer advised against them. Said they were more problems than help.
My dealer said the same thing so I didn't get them. I figured I'm still agile enough to get up on the roof to check for debris so I really didn't need them.

My problem is that I do like the way that they look on a trailer. In my opinion it gives a "finishing touch" look to a rig.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:34 AM   #9
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The guy parked next to us has them on his Cedar Creek and swears by them. I swear at them 'cause when the wind blows he sounds like a 747 on final. Don't think I want them.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:51 AM   #10
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I have to agree with Dave and John. They make the rig look great but can drive you nuts!!
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