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Old 04-01-2018, 10:52 AM   #1
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Installing new slide topper

Just bought new windjammer 3025W. Have three slides. One is under awing the other two not. Would like to put toppers on myself. Are they hard to put on ? Is there any videos of how to do it. Just don't want to mess up brand new camper.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:02 AM   #2
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Better to have (2) other people! 2 on ladders and 1 "Runner",saves a lot of Up & Down! After you do yours (2) of you can install the next one! Youroo!! Its a 3-4 on a 10 scale!
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:06 AM   #3
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I agree with youroo. I did both mine myself with help from a friend. Took about 2 hours total after measuring two or three times before drilling. It’s a lot cheaper to do yourself instead of having the dealer do it.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:14 AM   #4
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Thanks for input. I am in construction. So I was thinking of setting up staging . I would also set up platform to keep tools close by. As you stated don't need to go up and down. Just need to find right topper now.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:21 AM   #5
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Search YouTube for 'slide out topper installation', you'll get lots of know how.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:42 AM   #6
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I did mine on my 2015 3025,piece of cake..Click image for larger version

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Just bought new windjammer 3025W. Have three slides. One is under awing the other two not. Would like to put toppers on myself. Are they hard to put on ? Is there any videos of how to do it. Just don't want to mess up brand new camper.
Hoogy,
I installed a 14 ft Dometic slide topper all by myself last year. Granted, it would have been easier with some help, but only took about 3 hours and many trips up and down the ladders. I ended up extending the slideout about a foot and used the top as a shelf and third hand. I don't recommend trying to work off the rv roof ... we don't bounce like we used to and a 10ft fall would not be pretty. There are several Youtube videos you can watch that are pretty detailed and will guide you. I ordered my topper from Makarios RV, who also have some videos on sizing and installation, plus the best price at that time(2017). (before you place your order, be sure to check the shipping costs on all the dealers, that was the big savings point for me. The item comes enclosed in a long cardboard tube with all the components within. I had mine shipped to my office and had a tough time getting it home since it was as long as my whole pickup truck!
Good Luck with the install ........ Swampy
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Ordered mine in when on sale at CW. Install was on sale as well,,, all 4 installed for $80.
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Old 04-01-2018, 01:43 PM   #9
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Nice.

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Welcome to the V nose family. I have looking at doing this myself on my V-Lite. Please keep us updated on hoe it goes and any tips you may come across.
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Order it about a foot longer so it will hang over each side about 6 " to keep sideways rain off topper. I wish I had the forethought before ordering.
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I just finished installing three toppers. The hard part was installing the hardware. Took 6 hours. I made spacers to hold the channel level and true to side of RV. I had a friend help install the cover/roller. That is the easy part. Just follow instruction sheet and watch a video.
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Order it about a foot longer so it will hang over each side about 6 " to keep sideways rain off topper. I wish I had the forethought before ordering.


Great word of advise. When searching “how to” installation or when ordering most tell you to measure the frame of the slide and add a couple inches on each side for over hang.
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Order it about a foot longer so it will hang over each side about 6 " to keep sideways rain off topper. I wish I had the forethought before ordering.
How nice would it have been if FR were to do them that way ???
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Sure its easier if you have help, but is doable for one person, ... when I installed a 9 1/2' on our Micro Lite(without help), all the YouTube videos I could find at that time, were of just REPLACING the material, not an install from scratch, maybe there are some now...
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Just bought new windjammer 3025W. Have three slides. One is under awing the other two not. Would like to put toppers on myself. Are they hard to put on ? Is there any videos of how to do it. Just don't want to mess up brand new camper.
After looking at our V-Lite it appears the sidewalls already have the track in place from the factory. Would just need to slide fabric in the track and mount it to the slideout. That should be a big help.
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After looking at our V-Lite it appears the sidewalls already have the track in place from the factory. Would just need to slide fabric in the track and mount it to the slideout. That should be a big help.
Be sure you are not looking @ Rain Gutter !!!
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