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Old 12-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Smile Phantom suite slide covers

After much ridicule from friends with "regular" coaches, I investigated the possibilities of adding slide covers to my triple slide 2001. My coach was factory equipped with Zip Dee window awnings, rarely deployed because the reflective low E glass does not allow much sunlight / heat to infiltrate. The problem I was experiencing was "puddling" on the driver side bedroom slide, to the extent that putting the room in after any rain would allow water into the coach, soaking the carpet etc. The solution was to put up my ladder and "squeegee" the water from the bedroom slides before putting them in. Well, our friends had a field day with "why don't you buy a real coach" kind of stuff.
After much research I found the Carefree "Ascent" fit the bill perfectly. We were able to order them in matching color fabric and they replaced my window awnings, leaving the old rail in place, and installing a new rail to accommodate the new install. The end result looks like they were made for it. No more cleaning off the rooms before pulling them in. I can send pictures if anyone is interested. Happy Happy Happy.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:07 AM   #2
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Welcome Renewell! That is funny , I can see the humor in that for sure. Obviously your coach must be extremely nice! Im sure others would agee , post some pics we would love to see them.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:52 AM   #3
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Very interesting for sure. Always nice to know of an upgrade or enhancement to improve these wonderful beast of beauty. Love to see pictures for sure.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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Keith;
I am still learning my way around this site. I managed to upload some pictures to my profile. Do you know how to upload to a post?
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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Ken;
I would like to post some pictures to the gallery. Do you know how to do that?
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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Ray, if you click on go advanced on the bottom right corner it will give you another option at the bottom that says manage attachments. Click on that and it will open a window that will let you upload pics. There may be another way but thats how I do it. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #7
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Thanks Keith. I'll give it a try. I don't have any pictures yet of the new slide covers. I need to pull it our of the garage to get them, but I sent some others of our coach. Let me know if they come through.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #8
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Very nice looking coach!!
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #9
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Thanks Clint. We have had to work out a few bugs but well worth it. We love the coach and the way it is put together. We visited Camp Newell a few months back and took the tour while ole 596 was being updated. Very impressive workmanship. I have had occasion to visit Plant 44, where American Coach is built, on many occasions and there is no comparison between Newell and an "assembly line" coach.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:01 AM   #10
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What upgrades did you have Newell do? I love the interior being partial to the dark wood.
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