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Old 06-18-2020, 07:07 AM   #1
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Slide topper

I have a new grey wolf 26 dbh

I already realize that I need to cover the slide out.

Is installing one simple or should I let the dealer install
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Old 06-18-2020, 07:13 AM   #2
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I have a new grey wolf 26 dbh

I already realize that I need to cover the slide out.

Is installing one simple or should I let the dealer install
Are you handy and have 2 ladders and a Helper? Youroo!!
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Old 06-18-2020, 07:40 AM   #3
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It's easy if you're ok on a ladder.

This is how I did mine:

1) run the slideout a foot or so out.
2) manually turn the roller tube (it's spring loaded) to fully extend the fabric.
3) use a screwdriver to wedge the roller tube out in the extended position. I used some painters tape to wrap and secure the handle to the side of the camper so it didn't fall out. Two screwdrivers may be needed for larger slides (one on each side).
4) your awning is usually secured with a screw in the track where the awning attaches to the camper. Remove it.
5) slide the topper down the track and remove it from the camper.
6) install is the reverse of what I just walked you through. Be careful when letting the roller tube go. You want to do this slowly and ensure that the fabric is rolling up on the tube evenly.

A helper really makes this easier.

I bought a bulk roll of topper material on Amazon (cut to fit) for the price of one custom-fit topper from the dealer. I was able to do both slides and have enough to do it again if needed. The material seems like it's good quality.

Good luck!
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Old 06-18-2020, 08:19 AM   #4
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Old 06-18-2020, 08:22 AM   #5
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It's easy if you're ok on a ladder.

This is how I did mine:

1) run the slideout a foot or so out.
2) manually turn the roller tube (it's spring loaded) to fully extend the fabric.
3) use a screwdriver to wedge the roller tube out in the extended position. I used some painters tape to wrap and secure the handle to the side of the camper so it didn't fall out. Two screwdrivers may be needed for larger slides (one on each side).
4) your awning is usually secured with a screw in the track where the awning attaches to the camper. Remove it.
5) slide the topper down the track and remove it from the camper.
6) install is the reverse of what I just walked you through. Be careful when letting the roller tube go. You want to do this slowly and ensure that the fabric is rolling up on the tube evenly.

A helper really makes this easier.

I bought a bulk roll of topper material on Amazon (cut to fit) for the price of one custom-fit topper from the dealer. I was able to do both slides and have enough to do it again if needed. The material seems like it's good quality.

Good luck!
Are you assuming the OP already has a slide out topper and “merely” wants to change out the cover material? I assumed he wanted to install toppers from scratch in which case he wouldn’t have an existing roller tube.
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Old 06-18-2020, 09:32 AM   #6
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Correct, I here is nothing there now, but the slide is apparently already prepped to have one put on.

My biggest problem is that I do not have help to do this.

I will call the dealer

Thanks
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Are you assuming the OP already has a slide out topper and “merely” wants to change out the cover material? I assumed he wanted to install toppers from scratch in which case he wouldn’t have an existing roller tube.
Good call. Just trying to be helpful here. Thanks for pointing out my error.

I agree with the OP. If they doesn't have one already and they don't have help to install then it's probably best to leave it it the dealer.

Have a good one.
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Old 06-19-2020, 08:57 AM   #8
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Ok, I think I have convinced my wife to help me, so I guess I am doing this myself!

Just to make sure I am ordering right, do I measure the slide box itself or the flange. Flange measures 12’9.5”. I know there should be some overlap, so is 13’ sounding correct?

Since I drill holes, what is the best sealant. I have seen some tape and caulk type stuff used

Maybe I better look at those videos again, too
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