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Topic Closedcover for slide out - Event Date: 14 Sep 2021

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    Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 9:40am
Has anyone bought a slide out cover from pahaque? if so do you like it?
I've had some water in my camper on heavy rains by my slide out I have a 179.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 11:49am
I bought one and one of the flimsy elastic cords broke on first use. I quickly decided that I wanted an automatic one, so I bought a Carefree of Colorado Slide Cover and installed it. It was definitely a worthwhile addition.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 9:05pm
We have a slide cover made from canvas type material.   I don't know if it is by Pahaque or not since it came with our used pod. this cover  rides in the keder rail overt the slide gutter and is held in place with elastic cords.

Regardless of brand, it does work and it is a PITA to use. We stand on a short(2') step ladder and from the rear feed the keder end into the keder rail, then move the slide out and clip the elastic cords to the edge.  As I said, it works and does keep leaves,sticks etc off the slide roof
the problems are multiple-
when you take it down, any water on top(and there always has been water if it has rained) dumps on you as you pull it off the rail
the canvas is wet if it has been raining and you have to find a waterproof bag for storage so you don't get everything wet
the canvas gets filthy
all of the cords always get hopelessly tangled when storing

I hate to say this, but I would never recommend buying or using this type of slide cover.  I would buy a fixed cover tomorrow IF I could get my wonderful wife to agree.  so far, that has not happened.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 2021 at 8:44am
Check my mods for the slide-out cover I bought and installed (Dometic). I am very happy with it, and it was not that hard to install. It does require two people to get it into the track and in place, but the brackets are a one-person job.
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