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Old 05-27-2018, 05:13 PM   #1
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Left side slideout awning unfurls while driving our 369

With a crosswind from the left, the driver's side slide out awning unfurls and flops around while driving. We pulled over and locked the roller with a punch and duct tape and finished the trip with no more issues. Does this happen to anyone else? Is there a ready made lock that can be installed on this awing to keep it rolled up?
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:38 PM   #2
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I assume you're talking about a slide topper and if it is an A&E an anti billowing device comes with it and it should have been installed when the topper was installed.
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I have an extra anti billowing device glued (from factory) to roof of RV if you need one.
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Attached are pictures of the front & rear of this topper. Is it missing the device you mentioned? If yes, is Forest River supposed to install it before delivery?
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As said. If that is an A&E slide topper the anti billowing device comes with the topper and is installed as part of the topper installation. There are other slide topper manufacturers but I can only speak to A&E's. My Georgetown slide toppers are A&E. The anti billowing device is one of A&E's selling points.
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Did you have the dealer install the slide topper or order it with the RV from FR in the build order? If you ordered from FR check your build order. If you bought the RV from the dealers lot and asked them to install the topper then the missing anti-billow arm is on the dealer.


It should be mounted on the forward end of the topper at the narrow part of the end cap. You can get them from amazon, camping world or your dealer.
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As said. If that is an A&E slide topper the anti billowing device comes with the topper and is installed as part of the topper installation. There are other slide topper manufacturers but I can only speak to A&E's. My Georgetown slide toppers are A&E. The anti billowing device is one of A&E's selling points.
I guess I must amend my input to say that in the 2013 installation manual the anti billow stop is ordered separately. However; I have not received (back to 2000) a unit where it had not been installed at the coach factory.
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We ordered our 369 from Forest River through a dealership. It looks like the factory forgot to install this device.
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If you get one be sure to get the piece that attaches to the wall of the camper. That is what the bumper rests against to prevent unfurling. You can see it in the pic on post #2 from bubbles.
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My winnebago had A&E with the anti billow device, no problems in 12 years. My 2015 Georgetown has a Lippert slide topper. Tore my fabric up for the second time last trip. Either an anti billow device or complete A&E slide topper are going on this time.
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