Are slide toppers a good thing on a motorhome?

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Nov 3, 2019
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RV Year
2016
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40’
Toad
Jeep JKU
We have also had it both ways...

Without toppers... advantage, not having to bring slide in as storms pass, for fear of damaging them.

disadvantage, have to get up high enough to lead blow debris before retracting slide. Slide is in direct sunlight...and transfers more summer heat to the inside of the coach.

With toppers...advantage, debris stays outside...nice air pocket between topper and slideout roof, so slideout stays cooler in hot sunshine.

Disasvantage... debris accumulates in the housing, if equipped... sometimes pool water... seams unravel in moderate to strong winds. Difficult to maintain seals on slide because they are obscured by topper.
 
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