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Old 06-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default Slideout Awning Pro's/Con's

As stated in a previous post we just special ordered a 2013 Shadow Cruiser 225 RBS. This will be our first unit with a slideout. Can anyone give me their thoughts pro's/con's on having an awning installed over the slide?

Rob & Shirley
and our Japanese Chin Jazzy
2013 Shadow Cruiser 225RBS
2006 Dodge Durango Hemi
Palmerton Pa
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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Our previous 5th wheel had an awning above the slide, all it did kept the slide roof dry and kept the twigs and leafs off that roof. for the rest I don't see no bennefit.

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee,Laredo, auto, 3.0L diesel
2005 Chevrolet 1500 silverado 4x4
2010 Shadow cruiser 195WBS
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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Actually had an RV salesman talk us out of buying a slide awning. He walked us around the lot and showed us the used/trade-in RVs with slide awnings. All seemed to be frayed/fraying, torn, sagging, ripped in places, etc. Most only lasted 2 years or so. He said he would rather have the tube they come in.
So-just sweep off the debris before retracting the slide and save a couple hundred $$. That was the recommendation.
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