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Old 11-06-2014, 07:16 AM   #11
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How difficult is it to install yourself?
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:23 AM   #12
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It will take to people, but a couple can do it easily. One has to hold the tube while the second person feeds in the top slot.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:26 AM   #13
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Thanks. Even when dry, it seems to have a little sag in the center. The ends are tight, but dead center on the fabric it has a depression, almost as if it stretched out. Usually after a rain I go out with a pole and press and hold the arm on the end of the topper to loosen the fabric. When I do that, the water pours off and once I let go it springs back to its normal position.
The longer the pole the weaker it is they do bend more then I would have thought.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:40 PM   #14
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Our 23IKSS has a slide topper on the couch/dinette slide but not on the kitchen slide. The awning usually covers that slide, but when we have the awning closed due to weather, the top of that slide gets covered with rain and tree debris. It would be nice to have a topper on that one too.
The only problem I have with the topper is that it pools water when it rains.
Here are some pictures of mine, it's been raining pretty hard. Remember I had the spring tightened and lowered the topper to get a better run off. as you can see no pooling, 2)more angle 3)the brackets I lowered to achive the steeper angle, hope it helps you.
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We have a 12-foot slide out and having an awning installed right now at my dealer. Because it attaches to the roof, there's already a rain gutter that they will have to modify for it. He is charging me $650 for parts which includes installing it.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:02 PM   #16
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Okay Rick that sounds find i'm glad your getting one installed. I was answering a question on how I got mine not to pool water. You can see by the picture were mine attaches, the rain gutter is a foot above it. Sounds about right. Just make sure they give you enough fall so it will not pool water and there famous answer is to put a beach ball under it to stop it. All that does is stretch your material. Just a heads up for you. I'm sure you will like it well worth the money IMO.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:25 AM   #17
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Can anyone tell me what this bracket is used for? I think it is related to the slide topper. Is it some sort of lock?

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Thinking about getting a slide out cover for my Roo. In the interim, we purchased a small leaf blower to clean off the Awning & Slideouts.
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Can anyone tell me what this bracket is used for? I think it is related to the slide topper. Is it some sort of lock?

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That is to stop the topper from unrolling during travel. Look at the end you will see like a 3 or 4" handle sticking up when closed it would hit that and stop it from unrolling on you. and yes the longer the topper the more bow in it, they aren't to strong.
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The roller on the topper is compressed and operated with a very strong spring. They thing will not roll out if you don't hit anything . it is one of the best upgrades you can buy for your trailer and it protects the slide seals.
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