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Old 06-23-2016, 07:35 AM   #21
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Will try to a pic today and get it posted.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:44 AM   #22
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Re-tensioning sounds like the best way.....
Agreed... I just need to figure out how to re-tension ours (Dometic AE)...
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:31 AM   #23
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Un sure if toppers have 1 or two springs, an awning has one....

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Old 06-23-2016, 10:45 AM   #24
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Slide toppers have torsion springs on both ends.
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Can a person take an arm loose and wind it rather than removing rivets to tension?

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Old 06-23-2016, 10:52 AM   #26
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Can a person take an arm loose and wind it rather than removing rivets to tension?
Yes, that's how you do it by adding more torsion with the arms.
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Got it....thanks

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Old 06-25-2016, 11:21 AM   #28
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I use the LARGE pool noodles. Cut em just a tad long and wedge em in about every four feet.
Guess Using a rope to tie em all together would make removing em easier but I have a broom stick I just use to knock em loose. Then again I seasonal so it is a once a year in and out.

I tried tightening the tension on the 12 foot slide but as I posted before the tension does not help because the length of the roller is so long it is not rigid enough on its length to resist bowing in at the center. So more tension does nothing about the center sag...helps the ends but not the center.
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