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Old 04-03-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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Slide Topper Rubbing

My slide topper on the kitchen slide is rubbing at each end and the middle on top of the slide's trim. The middle of the roller sags a little causing the fabric to rub. The ends of the roller rub because it seems the roller brackets were mounted too low or they are too short. Dealer said this was normal. ... I don't believe that and am looking for a fix.

I did find an "edge Protector" from Dometic to place on top of the slide's trim to protect the fabric. That would help, but it seems like the brackets that support the roller should be made taller or a different angle to get the roller just over the slide's trim.

What have you experienced? I do not want to wear out my new toppers!

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Old 04-04-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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Reck,
Could you post a picture of the topper rubbing? That would help people see exactly what the issue is in your case.
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Pic.is a big help. Did F/R install these or the Dealer? Youroo!!
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:41 AM   #4
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Yes, I'll get a couple of pics this weekend. Slide toppers were installed by factory, and only the kitchen slide is rubbing. It wont be long before it wears a hole through the fabric.

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Old 04-04-2014, 08:07 PM   #5
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Hopefully the pic posted.

#1 - Fabric rubbing the side and the top of the slide trim
#2- Roller "bowed" in and fabric rubbing the side and top of slide trim
#3- Lots of space.....
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:12 PM   #6
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Roller hex shaft can be rotated 30° in the hex brackets which will move the entire roller away from and higher than the edge of the slideout.

Also, the brackets can be moved up about 1" as there are multiple holes in the brackets.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:46 PM   #7
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It looks like if I rotate the hex shaft 30 degrees it would be too far backwards. Wouldn't both sides of the roller need to be the same so the fabric would roll up evenly?

In the this pic, you can see the bracket is right under the slide trim..
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Yes, you have to rotate both shafts the same amount.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:12 PM   #9
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Thanks OC

Yeup, I think I'll adjust it and see how she acts.
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I don't have a slide topper but have looked at many mounted in units as I have anticipated getting one. The one's I have looked at seem to have had the mounting bracket, bolted to the outside wall of the slide, placed a bit higher up than the photo shows.
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