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Old 04-14-2015, 06:41 PM   #11
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It sounds like your topper awning is flapping in the breeze. The tension on the awning is not strong enough to overcome this problem
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:13 PM   #12
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Sure glad I have a lock on my main awning so it can't unroll.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:50 AM   #13
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We experienced the same banging noises in a 40 MPH cross wind while driving eastbound on I-80 from Wendover, Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah last year. All of our slide-outs have Dometic A&E "slide-topper" awnings. These awnings have anti-billowing devices that keep the awning from unrolling itself during high cross wind conditions. There is a little arm fastened to the end of the roller that stores the slide-topper awning. This arm turns inward towards the MH when the wind causes the awning fabric to billow. The arm has a small metal landing plate on mounted on the MH. When the cross wind is strong enough to cause the slide-topper awning to billow, the small arm moves inward and hits the metal plate on the MH. This is what caused the "banging noises" on our 2013 FR 3011 MH. I was told by the MH dealer that this banging noise is normal during high cross winds. Google "Dometic A&E anti-billowing device" for pictures of the metal arm.

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Old 04-19-2015, 06:32 PM   #14
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Same thing happened to us traveling through southeastern CA. Turned out to be the slide awning. The wind was catching it and pulling it out just a little and then the tension was bring it back into place. When we got home I had the dealer check it out and they did tighten down the tension a little more.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:09 PM   #15
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Coming back Kansas City through the Flint Hills with 35mph winds, and saw an RV passing us with exactly that. Their slide out awning was billowing out in the wind.
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:33 PM   #16
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How do you go about tightening up the tension to keep this from happening?


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Old 04-20-2015, 10:39 AM   #17
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I don't know how to tighten the tension on the slide awnings; I just asked the dealer to do it. Wish now I would have had them show me how.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:45 AM   #18
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Not hard to do, it's in the manual.
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File Type: pdf Dometic Slide Topper Service Instructions.pdf (892.8 KB, 74 views)
File Type: pdf Slide Awning Replacement Instructions.pdf (150.6 KB, 44 views)
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:58 AM   #19
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Thanks, "OldCoot". I don't see these instructions in my manuals that the dealer gave me. This is great info.
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