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Old 05-05-2024, 10:41 AM   #1
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Slide toppers

Anyone have white instead of the brown slide toppers?

Trying to decide how white ones would look compared to the normal brown ones.

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Old 05-05-2024, 01:26 PM   #2
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probably brown because of how easily white would get dirty and stain.
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Old 05-05-2024, 02:32 PM   #3
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Might be a lot of work to keep clean. Here’s one with white awnings for sale . . .
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Old 05-05-2024, 02:47 PM   #4
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The underside of our awning looks the same way. Our slide toppers are black. I think brown would look odd and white would be very difficult to get and keep clean.
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Old 05-06-2024, 03:50 AM   #5
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The underside of our awning looks the same way. Our slide toppers are black. I think brown would look odd and white would be very difficult to get and keep clean.
Never looked at any that close. Maybe they were black.

I was thinking white only because it should make slides cooler than black would??
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Old 05-06-2024, 08:40 AM   #6
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When it's hot, it's hot!
Color won't make that much of a difference.
White will definitely be another cleaning job!
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Old 05-06-2024, 08:55 AM   #7
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I went with black, white would show the dirt.
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Old 05-12-2024, 08:10 PM   #8
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We have white, Live in Fl in the winter and use the white to reflect the sun. We replaced them with white after 10 years. I would think darker colors would absorb the heat which for us would defeat our purpose.

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Old 05-13-2024, 12:36 PM   #9
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I have had white on a Montana and now have dark brown and the brown is a lot hotter than white. I had no problem with white getting dirty and I liked the white better than the brown. Just because of the heat.
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Old 05-15-2024, 07:47 AM   #10
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Good morning -

I maintain white slide toppers (4) on my RV.

Rationale - Between the top of your slide and the underneath of your slide topper is a micro-climate that is influenced by the sun's rays. Darker colors will increase the heat in that area. We visit hot locations throughout the year, and I want to deflect as much of the sun's rays to maintain a cooler temp in the RV AND protect the top of the slide.

Sidenote - Darker colored decals will cause damage to the RV skin, whereas the light-colored decals do not. This is a lesson I learned when replacing decals and considering painting the RV. Due to the cracking f the RV skin under the darker decals, painting was not an option, and I went back to the decals. Hence, I go to the lighter colors on slide toppers and awnings!

Just another option!
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