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Old 03-29-2014, 05:09 PM   #11
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Here is a video on adjusting the tension to a slideout topper. Be careful as these awnings have a fairly heavy spring. How do I Adjust the Tension on an RV Slideout Topper Awning?

Id you prefer, there is an aftermarket device that fits between the slideout and the topper. I've not used it so can't recommend one way or the other but it seems to get some decent reviews on sites from other users ... RV Awning Airwedge.

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Old 03-29-2014, 05:15 PM   #12
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The original post concerned the slide topper. I wasn't up on my terminology then! LOL!

We did have the tension adjusted when we went back to the dealer for the one year-get-it-fixed-before-warranty-ran-out visit. There weren't but a few minor things but that was on the list.


We started looking at Class Cs when we wanted something bigger than our B+ and found a few floor plans we liked. When we went to look at some at a dealer, the salesman suggested that we look at a Class A. Well ...that did it for the Class C!

We started looking online at different floor plans in shorter lengths and found the 280DS. It looked great on paper and we were really happy it looked as nice when we found one to look at. We just really liked the floor plan with the floor space in the front. We liked the wardrobe in the bedroom too and all the cabinets & storage space in the kitchen.

It's still for sale but we're okay if it doesn't. The only problem will be hauling the HUGE amount of stuff back into it when we start camping! I could not believe the stuff we had in there.


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Old 03-29-2014, 05:31 PM   #13
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I have a Windjammer that does the same thing on the larger living room slide. My solution is to put a kids swim ring between the slide roof and the topper. I blow it up only enough to make contact with the slide awning and not distort the topper too high. I push it through to the middle of the slide. It keeps the water from pooling in the middle.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:36 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Triguy View Post
Here is a video on adjusting the tension to a slideout topper. Be careful as these awnings have a fairly heavy spring...
Not too much tension if you close the slide, it is fairly easy then. Did it a couple of times until I got enough tension on it. Ended up with an additional 6 turns, did 3 at a time.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:00 PM   #15
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If we have had rain we will raise the front of the coach as high as it can go and wait until the water stops coming off of the toppers. Then level and then pull the slides in.

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Was answering alparmmer, not the OP. Need new glasses or are you DRUNK again/still?
In other words you decided to HIGH JACK THE THREAD Where is our new Moderator Tubo on this one. You see he's not afraid of OLD Men with CRS.... I know people who fill there coffee cups with other stuff so people don't know what they are drinking.

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