Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-07-2011, 09:00 AM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 719
Slide out awning ...

2009 Ford F-150 XLT/XTR 5.4l, CrewCab. long bed
2011 Surveyor SV-291
Goomph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 09:03 AM   #12
Moderator Emeritus
MtnGuy's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Virginia Blue Ridge Foothills
Posts: 9,272
Originally Posted by prof_fate View Post
What's a slide topper?


Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2006 Ford F150 Super Cab 4x4
2008 Surveyor 263
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 09:06 AM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
'slide toppers' are the awnings that unroll as the slides are extended, keeping debris and water off the top of the slide.
crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 10:08 AM   #14
Senior Member
prof_fate's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beaver, PA
Posts: 879
seems like a good idea.
Jill & Chris, Wills (14) Evie (11) & Toby our collie (5)
2011 Grey Wolf 28BH
2013 Chevy K1500 Crew w/ Reese StraitLine Dual Cam

Nights camped 2011: 11 2012: 18 2013: 12 2014: 12 2015: 13 2016: 3
prof_fate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 12:01 PM   #15
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Burton
Posts: 16
Update: my dealer has told me that the bubbles on the slide roof are considered "normal occurances during the installation procedure." I was also told to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't get any bigger. Obviously this is not the answer I wanted to hear. Any suggestions as to how I get the dealer to fix my rig under warranty? My tt was purchased new less than one month ago. Does anyone else have these bubbles and do you agree or disagree with my dealer's assessment?
2011 Coachmen 292 bhds
2005 Silverado 5.3 L w/ 4:10 and Equal-i-zer
Eric, Heather and Elaine Higgs
TopGobbler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
Bubbles on a rubber roof are not completely unheard of, but there shouldn't be a dip in the roof where water can collect. That is a manufacturing flaw.
Tell your "dealer" to give his head a shake!
crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 01:32 PM   #17
Site Team - Lou
Herk7769's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 19,823
While my slide roof material is nice and tight, I have 2 or 3 "bubbles" on the roof. While not crazy about them, the dealer noted them when I complained and if they indeed become sites of water leakage I will be covered.

They are not sink holes and they bubble UP not down. Down and water puddles is bad IMO. I would bump this up one to FR.

Here is what my worst one looks like (dirty so you can see it - ).
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Camera Dump 10 Oct 2009 003.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	56.6 KB
ID:	5197  


Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:29 PM.