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Old 05-26-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Slide Awnings

I have experienced the same phenomenon with two different Forest River motorhomes . As we are driving along the highway if we get into some fairly strong headwinds the canopies over the slides will billow out and blow up until the roll up springs are stronger than the wind and the canopy rolls back onto the roll. Slowing down helps stop this but then you are only travelling about 40 mph, and on the highway this can be a problem. I am wondering if any one else has experienced this and if there is a way to prevent it. I am afraid that if this happens often enough that the canopy will stretch and rip.

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Old 05-26-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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Mine came with an ant - sail foot that mounts to the tube to stop it from unrolling. Plus, I wrapped mine a couple of extra times to put more tension on the spring.
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