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Old 10-29-2016, 04:27 PM   #1
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2013 Sanibel 3500 Slideout Item Question

I have this clip on one end of my living room slide out that I have no idea of its purpose. I believe the end of the slide out is catching it and getting bent out of shape. Anyone have any idea what it is?
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:32 PM   #2
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Its what the small arm on your slide topper would engage against should it attempt to roll out while going down the road. Such as if its spring snapped.
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Old 10-30-2016, 12:55 PM   #3
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X2. It's part of the "anti-billow" device/system. There should be an arm sticking out of/attached to your roller. When the slide is in, this "arm" should be close to the lock plate mounted on the wall. If you were to get a big gust of headwind while driving down the interstate at around 90 , the wind might want to billow out your topper & this arm would hit the plate and keep the topper from unwinding.

As to why it's catching the slide flange is hard to figure without seeing it closed.
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:31 AM   #4
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Well thanks for the replies. Now that I know what they are, I have done some more inspection and research on the Dometic slide out toppers installed by Primetime on my 2013 Sanibel 3500. Inspection of all 4 slide outs revealed: One missing locking device (must of fell off), and two slide outs missing the inserts on the bracket. I downloaded the installation manual from Dometic. The manual states, "Position locking mechanism on end cap on leading end of Slide Topper (end which is toward front of vehicle)". All 4 of my locking devices are installed on the rear end of the topper. Not sure if that would make any difference. I will be calling Dometic this am to find out.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:43 PM   #5
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Called Dometic and their tech stated that is really didn't matter which end the anti billow device is installed, as long as the locking device is attached and when rotating the topper tube it hits the stop. Well I went and rolled the tube simulating the topper billowing and the bumper end of the anti billow device hits the awning rail. The manufacture installed the railing too close. If the topper billows out from high winds, the device will still stop it, but by hitting the rail. I will just leave it the way it is, for I feel it will suffice. Been cross country two times and have not had an issue to date. Three years and I am still leaning about this unit. Go figure.
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