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Old 09-10-2018, 02:00 PM   #1
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Slide topper is “floppy”?

We’ve had our MH for two years. The slide topper never seemed to flop around, but about 3 months ago we were in an incredible windstorm to where it sounded like a football team was trying to tear the slide toppernoff, so at 2:00 A.M., we sucked the slide in!

No problems after that but last night we had another pretty big rain/wind storm (NOT as big as the one a few months ago) and it really flopped around up there. We only have about a 7-10 mph wind going right now, but it still flops and makes more noise than “we” think it used to?

Can these slide toppers be tightened up at all?

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Old 09-10-2018, 02:48 PM   #2
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I cannot give you specifics on how because you did not say what kind you have but they can be tightened up to a point. Too tight may cause slide extension issues.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:25 PM   #3
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Thx - I was wondering if it could be tightened and how hard/easy it might be - we’ll touch base with the local rv place when we get home!
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:05 AM   #4
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In the mean time, slide an inflatable beach ball between the topper and the slide. Puts tension on the material and stops the flopping.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:21 AM   #5
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Floppy slideout topper

I have experienced this as well. We've been in lots of weather and ultimately the fabric stretched. I had to replace it. I was skeptical that this was the issue at first, but after talking to dometic, apparently it isn't as unusual at all.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:11 PM   #6
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There have been several posts on this subject before. It appears to be a common issue with toppers. I experienced it myself a couple of nights ago. It was so noisy I expected to find the toppers shredded when I checked Nope, they were fine. It appears to be more of an annoyance than a serious issue.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:44 PM   #7
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Make a "pyramid" using 3 pool noodles ... tape them together ... tape a rope to them (makes them easier to remove) ... slide the pool noodles between topper and slide ... works great ...
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:47 PM   #8
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Great ideas/feedback - thank you!
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