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Old 01-02-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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Awning Toppers make noise

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We have found that the awning toppers over the slides tend to rattle in the wind. In the winter I can get some high winds at my place so was wondering short of taking them off or disconnecting them has anyone else done anything to help keep them quiet..?

I was thinking of a cage like structure built out of PVC tubing small 1" stuff and a supportive structure to hold it up, sort of a bird cage idea under the awning. It would also double as a snow load helper and limit the sagging of the snow when it gets wet..?!?!

Comments / suggestions..?
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:03 AM   #2
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The PVC supports sound like a very good idea.
Maybe you could put rubber cane or crutch tips on the legs?
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The PVC supports sound like a very good idea.
Maybe you could put rubber cane or crutch tips on the legs?
I was thinking of the foam they use to insulate the pipe...grey stuff about 4 ft long slit down the side..? But I like the idea of rubber it would stop them from sliding..!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:34 AM   #4
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I have the same problem. I have read on another forum or two, of people using a beach ball, some kind of air mattress that is the length of the slide and has ropes on both ends. I carry one of those balls that kids use to hop around on but haven't used it yet. I either forget about it or get lazy. After replacing one cover this fall I had better get my rear in gear.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:35 AM   #5
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that's what i did for our slide topper. i built 2 cages and put them under the awning. really cut down the flapping in the wind.
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It's been suggested here that a beach ball placed under the awning toppers will help. Never tried it myself, but sounds like an easy, cheap fix.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:35 AM   #7
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When we were in the keys earlier when the hurricane passed by a lot of people tied a rope around the slides holding the middle of the topper down, just throwing that out.
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