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Old 01-27-2023, 09:37 AM   #1
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True Topper Slide Topper Alternative

Does anyone have experience with True Topper retrofit on Winnebago Class A Motorhome?
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Old 01-27-2023, 09:51 AM   #2
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I saw the video too. I think you’ll find it’s a very new product that doesn’t have a lot of people that have experience with this at this point. The company is mostly working with Tiffin Motorhomes due to their existing relationship building seamless slide rooms for them.

I doubt you’ll find anyone here or even someone at a general RV website like IRV2 with direct experience.

Here’s the video:
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Old 01-28-2023, 10:35 PM   #3
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Looks interesting, though! Iíd love to not worry about high winds when camping. Occasionally we have to take slides in because of flapping slide toppers.
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I gotta say, AZEspert really earns his endorsement money. I can foresee problems with an EPDM slide covering material after a few hundred passes of it rubbing on the material, and if a leaf stem gets caught under it the wear is accelerated.
Personally I like the cooling effect of a true awning material if parked in direct sun..
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I'd be concerned about the mechanism that makes it lift for the slider's top flange when closing. Failure could cause a lot of damage. Additionally like windshield wiper blades, how often does the scraping edge need renewal.

I enjoy AZExpert's videos but sometimes he surprises me. Recently he's posted some videos on his new off-the-grid shop. His solar power system seems marginal at best and his panel location between two Quonset Hut-like structures seems pretty inefficient.
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I'd be concerned about the mechanism that makes it lift for the slider's top flange when closing.
I understood the video to say that they actually remove the original top flange & make the top outer edge smooth.
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Old 02-01-2023, 04:37 PM   #7
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True. I guess that means no going back after you switch to this!
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One of my slide awnings holds a pool of water in the middle. It has never caused any problem. But it would be nice to replace it with a True Topper.
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The top flange on my Adventurerís living room slide must be 4 or 5 inches tall. Iím looking at it right now and I canít imagine that being cut off.
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