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Old 06-22-2015, 01:43 PM   #21
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How well do the black awnings hold up after UV exposure? I would imagine that they lose some color after awhile.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:06 PM   #22
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Just tighten the awnings up by take a 3 or 4 more turns in both torsion springs to eliminate the sagging by water.
My father in law has this issue - his collected probably 20-25 gallons of water last week. Would you be able to provide a bit more detail on how to tighten? Do you have to unfasten from the unit or is there an adjustment screw/lever/pawl?

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Old 06-22-2015, 05:25 PM   #23
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My father in law has this issue - his collected probably 20-25 gallons of water last week. Would you be able to provide a bit more detail on how to tighten? Do you have to unfasten from the unit or is there an adjustment screw/lever/pawl?

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They will sag under that much water regardless of what you do; stop and think about it water weighs 8.355 LBS/gallon to be exact. So if you multiply the 20 or so gallons of water that would 167.1 LBS of water or the 25 gallons of water would be 208.88 LBS.

That is why I always suggest to put a blow up beach ball under the awing to prevent water from collecting. Just some thing small and soft to make the water run off of the slide topper.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:02 PM   #24
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They will sag under that much water regardless of what you do; stop and think about it water weighs 8.355 LBS/gallon to be exact. So if you multiply the 20 or so gallons of water that would 167.1 LBS of water or the 25 gallons of water would be 208.88 LBS.

That is why I always suggest to put a blow up beach ball under the awing to prevent water from collecting. Just some thing small and soft to make the water run off of the slide topper.
That is the purpose of tightening the awning to prevent the buildup in the first place by simply taking the hex rods out on each end and winding 3, 4, or 5 more rounds of torsion into each end.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:07 PM   #25
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I personally use an older soccer ball to keep mine from pooling instead of a blow up beach ball.
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I personally use an older soccer ball to keep mine from pooling instead of a blow up beach ball.
I'm lazier than the ave. person is why I spent the time (30 min) to add torsion to the springs, plus I don't have a soccer ball to store.
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Will that work for the super slide awnings too? Mine on our 2008 Wildwood is around 16' long, and is not a "short" slideout.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:59 PM   #28
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Will that work for the super slide awnings too? Mine on our 2008 Wildwood is around 16' long, and is not a "short" slideout.
Have no idea, but it worked on our 13' one.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:12 PM   #29
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Love ours on the bedroom slides and am sorry our Salem Hemisphere Qbud has a peaked roof and can't accommodate a topper. We do get some water inside when we close up the living room slide when it's been raining. But, because of the peak only get a few leaves on occasion. Still I'd rather have a topper.


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Went to the dealer and purchased both for $900 and installed them myself.
How and what part of the slideout(s) did you measure to determine the correct length of the topper ?
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