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Old 06-13-2014, 10:39 PM   #41
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I had the same problem last year when down at Myrtle Beach. Rained cats and dogs all night with lots of wind. Morning came and there was a stream of water on the top bunk. I thought it was the window at first, but I closed slide when more rain was suppose to come. No more leak. I went on the roof and looked under the topper at the top of slide and noticed a lot of water. I believe because it was so windy and so much rain it wound up pooling up on top. Ive had it out on many more trips with no leaks, but I did want to remove the topper and caulk all the screws and along a seam at the front before we go down to Myrtle Beach again this year. I'm convinced it made its way through a screw hole or maybe the seam wasn't caulked enough, but without the topper off its hard to see.
Does anyone know the easiest way to remove the topper?
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:56 PM   #42
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Extend the slide about a foot or so. Roll the tube towards the MH to put a little slack in the fabric. On the ends, you'll find a small hole. You can insert a nail or small rod in there when lined up just right, and it will hold the topper in place at that position. Unscrew the 3 or 4 screws securing it to the arms. I think mine had 2 per arm. Pull the slide in just a little bit to put some more slack in the fabric. Makes it easier to slide off the arms. Slide it one way to get it off of one arm, then the other and it's off. You can then lay it up on the roof out of the way.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:57 PM   #43
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The only reason I say just a foot or so, is it makes it easier to set it up on the roof from a ladder.
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:03 AM   #44
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Here's what I did to the tops of my slides on the Forester as soon as I got it home. I didn't like the way it looked. Just looked like a leak waiting to happen, regardless of how much butyl was under the T-molding or angle and how much sealer was on the seams. So, cleaned and did the eternabond tape on all of these seams. Also, though supposedly not required, I perimeter sealed the windows (Top and sides), perimeter sealed all exterior EK slide seals and sealed over every screw on the transition trim on the roof (that strip running the length of the edge of the roof).
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:30 AM   #45
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I hate to even make another post since I made the last 3, but, what concerns me with the OP's leak, is if it is not the window, and it is in fact coming from the top of the slide, then that opens a whole other can of worms, delamination. Curiosity is killing me to see what the outcome is on this one.
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:24 AM   #46
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DONT take it to Orl RV! I bought mine there and had to wait 2 months for a service appt for an issue they knew about before I even bought it. Then they had it 2 months because they waited aonth to order the part they said they ordered before I bought it. Their customer service is the worst!

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Old 06-14-2014, 11:38 AM   #47
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I'm trying to take the topper off the rear slide. I'm confused on where the pin or nail is suppose to go through when holes line up. I spun the rear all the way around and didn't see anywhere that there were holes that lines up. Can someone explain in a little more detail. Sorry if this seems like something simple, but I just don't know if I'm looking in the right place. Thanks.
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This isn't mine, but a good picture that will show you what I'm talking about. You usually can't "see" the hole to line the nail up. Just insert and rotate and it will eventually find the hole. I'm not at home to look at it, but now I correct myself on the screws to remove. Just 1 screw on each end.
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:10 PM   #49
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Thanks for the picture. I did finally get a nail through the hole, but was home alone and couldn't get both sides to come off. As in your picture, there was a screw in that location, but the other side didn't have one. I saw a video that showed them putting a rivet in one side, but I didn't see anything in the hole at all on the side closest to the door. It would move a little, but would not come off. I tried taking the 2 screws out that hold the main tube in and with only being able to be on one side I couldn't tell if it was binding up or what was going on. I finally put everything back together and will wait till I can get someone to help on the other end.
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:52 PM   #50
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It does help to have a second person sometimes. The more slack you have in the fabric, the easier the awning will slide side to side to come off of the arms. Sometimes takes a little wiggling or rocking back and forth.

Hope the thread wasn't hijacked too bad.

To the OP, were you ever able to establish the location where the water is coming in? Top of the slide? Window?
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