- Protection against water damage
- Prevents debris from collecting on top of the slide rooms
Water damage can cause an array of problems and that is why the slide out covers main function is actually to not keep rain off your slide but out of it. Rain can lead to rotted roofs, sidewalls and damaged slideouts making the slide out cover an inexpensive investment compared to the cost of repairs. Slide out covers also provide an obvious benefit of keeping all sorts of debris such as tree limbs, twigs and leaves off the slide roof that could potentially damage seals and other moving parts. It is difficult enough to keep outdoor elements out of your RV in the slide areas, so these areas need to be protected as best as possible and the slide out cover accomplishes this. The upper slide seal is particularly vulnerable to foreign debris so it is key the top of the slide is clean as it is retracted. A final benefit of slide out covers is keeping direct sunlight off the slide and eliminating exposure to the direct sunlight that will keep the outside seams from drying and cracking. Slide out covers are available for any type RV with a slide room and usually are professionally installed. So, take a look at the accessories that are offered during the purchase of your fifth wheel or travel trailer. Spending a little extra on accessories can certainly extend the life of your new RV and save money down the road on repairs.