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Old 04-20-2018, 09:13 AM   #1
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3051 Slideout Topper Awning has Become Misaligned

The full wall slide topper awning on my 3051 has become misaligned. The front edge is loose and saggy, and the rear edge is quite tight. On deployment of the slide last night, the rear slide motor seemed to be straining, though deployed successfully in sync with the front.

I assume it is a Dometic topper, though I can't find a data label anywhere and don't have any written materials with the coach.

Is there some adjustment I can make from the field?

Thanks for your response.
2016 Forester 3051SF
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:25 PM   #2
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It is possible that the spring or the retaining bolt inside the tube has broken on the “saggy” side. If you hear clunking or clanging (metallic sound) on deployment that would be a good indicator. I will assume that your FWS is substantial so fixing this is an undertaking and not a one person job.

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