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Old 06-22-2016, 01:22 PM   #11
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I got this one... Thanks though. It is the foam tube suggestion that I am having a problem with.
Me too, so I did a search. Seems they go under the awning, but the rope makes it easy to pull out when you are ready to close up your slides. Some people said they just used a pvc pipe with a rope hanging down each side. The rope allowed them to pull the pipe up to the front edge, and then they would tie it off under the slide to hold in place. Also, many warnings to remove it before closing the slide or expect damage.

I wish we had known about/thought of the foam last December, it was so annoying to try to fall and stay asleep with our heads directly under the awning area.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:29 PM   #12
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any pictures of the PVC parts you put under the topper?
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:34 PM   #13
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Depends on how much effort one wants to do and if you carry a ladder and are ladder friendly....I came up with de-flapper poles for the regular electric awnings that stay attached like awning poles.....be a simple thing to make for toppers...If this trailer had toppers, I'd have made 'em...
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:43 PM   #14
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I just added more tension in both ends of the topper. Solved the problem.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:46 PM   #15
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Me too, so I did a search. Seems they go under the awning, but the rope makes it easy to pull out when you are ready to close up your slides. Some people said they just used a pvc pipe with a rope hanging down each side. The rope allowed them to pull the pipe up to the front edge, and then they would tie it off under the slide to hold in place. Also, many warnings to remove it before closing the slide or expect damage.

I wish we had known about/thought of the foam last December, it was so annoying to try to fall and stay asleep with our heads directly under the awning area.
Not sure what good they'd do UNDER the awning??

Here are a few photos of the concept using PVC pipe instead of a foam pool noodle. Not my pictures ('net snags) but I also don't see a reason to crank it as tight as the photo shows. It needs to be snug enough to keep from flapping but not pulled nearly as tight as these.

Here is a photo of the beach ball concept too.
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:01 PM   #16
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Purchased an item from the web site above that inflates to keep slide toppers quite and rounded so rain does not puddle.. Works very well, inflatable to any size.. Expensive but should last forever. hope this helps
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Re-tensioning sounds like the best way.....
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:52 PM   #18
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I can't claim this one, but I have used this.
Run a rope through pool noodles an put it on top of the slides an tie off on each end. It keeps it from flapping in the wind.
Just to add to this: Use bright colored pool noodles so you don't forget they are there and use bungee cords so they have a little give.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:38 PM   #19
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cpaulsen I would love to see what you made. if you can post a picture
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We tied three pool noodles in a triangle shape with colored knitting yarn and installed under the topper (on top of the slide). Light weight, cheap and with the added water shedding (no ponding) we sleep just fine. Two short bundles for the bedroom and two long bundles for the living room.
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