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Old 10-04-2018, 08:11 PM   #1
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Toppers over slides filling with water

I have a 2017 Cedar Creek Hathaway 36CK2. Our toppers over our slides fill with water when it rains and do not drain properly until we close them. I believe the weight of the water is stretching them out also. Forest River said they could possibly remount them at a proper angle but I am leary on new holes and patching old ones. Anyone have this problem and how are you handling it? Any help with be appreciated ?
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:07 PM   #2
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There are a few posts on this topic that you may find useful by doing a search. Some people put things under the awning to prop it up. Partially inflated beach balls worked for me. Just dont forget to remove them before pulling the slide in.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:10 PM   #3
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Mine hold water too. It runs off when I close the slides. 2 1/2 years later they aren't stretched. My slides are out 95% of the time all year. They aren't awnings.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:30 PM   #4
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Yep, sometimes longer ones hold some water. For me, I don't care. It comes off when closing or evaporates on own. You can always raise the front or back a little and it will run off too. Other suggestions work too.

On all the rigs I've had with toppers, the water never did any damage to the fabric. It always shrinks back tight once rolled up.

I'd sooner have a little water on the topper cover than on the slide out roof. Shorter toppers never collected water.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:39 PM   #5
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Same issue on my Rockwoods. I just raised the tongue to do a dump prior to restarting the slides. I don’t have toppers on my new Bighorn. We camp by the lake and the wind slapping the fabric is a pain.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:53 PM   #6
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There is a way to tighten the slide topper but it may take a couple of hours. It gives the birds a place to bathe so I just leave it alone. I have included the instructions from A&E/Dometic.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:37 PM   #7
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2 small beach balls work for me. I don't let the water pool. It stains the fabric.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:21 PM   #9
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My solution was to just remove them. I found them to be nothing but a PITA.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:37 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the ideas ! I knew forum friends would have the answers !
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