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Old 06-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #11
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My slide toppers are made by A&E and are of a heavy weght vinyl. Not the same material as an awning. Have never had an issue with mildew. They have been put away wet many times. I do not have to open the slides just to dry out the toppers. Over the years some discoloration does occur but it is on the top side of the topper and not visible from the bottom. My toppers do have the metal shield and prevents any discoloration from view when rolled up.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #12
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We are realy glad we have them on ours. We do have to keep an eye on them after a significant rain. I know some will put beach balls under the slide toppers to help with rain run-off...but so far all we've done is to ooccasional close the slides after a heavy rain.
I added 4 turns to the tension on both ends and now the slide awning is tight and doesn't sag when it rains. Started with 2, then 3 and finally ended up with adding 4 turns.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:33 PM   #13
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Make sure they install the anti-bellowing hardware...i had a problem with a topper.. that began to un- ravel at the last leg of our return from Florida last year..Lucky for me it was at the rear of the coach (and still under warranty) ...however..the fabric had 1/4 holes in it.. in 2 places..and had to be replaced ...the dealer had done a incorrect install...also... if staying in 1 place and your topper should stay wet ...they can also be slimey on top... and ..slipping of the fabric can occur when rolling the slide in..keep them clean and dry if possible
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:00 PM   #14
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I love the information that I get from everyone here, We currently have an F150 and Flagstaff TT, but are in the process of purchasing a Sabre 31CKTS. We almost bought a SuperDuty F250 deisel 4x4, when we noticed the payload sticker on the door said there was 2127 lbs of payload. I noticed that a few of you have long Sabres and tow with SuperDuties, 4 wheel and 2 wheel drive. I know I am going deisel, but have been debating the rest. I probably should have started a new thread, but I was wondering if your setups are working well, what kind of roads you travel and if you have any other advice on my choices.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #15
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I probably should have started a new thread, but I was wondering if your setups are working well, what kind of roads you travel and if you have any other advice on my choices.
yes, you should start a new thread because the title of this one, has nothing to do with what you want to know.
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