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Old 05-29-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
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Question Slideout toppers

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We have 33Sabre 33ckts with toppers on all our slideouts. The topper for the slideout, closest to the door, keeps sagging and whenever it rains, the water pools in the topper and then streams down the slideout window. Cannot figure out how to tighen the topper ... any suggestions?

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Old 05-29-2016, 02:42 PM   #2
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Hello

We have 33Sabre 33ckts with toppers on all our slideouts. The topper for the slideout, closest to the door, keeps sagging and whenever it rains, the water pools in the topper and then streams down the slideout window. Cannot figure out how to tighen the topper ... any suggestions?

Thank you in advance
I'm no expert and only have had one topper and a slide around 9 feet in length and installed it myself. It seems to me the issue with water pooling is inherent to long toppers. It also seems to me that many topper are mounted too low at the trailer wall to give a nice slope, but with the small space there, there might be no other way to mount it.

I found this answer on iRV2 forum whether the topper can be tightened and seems reasonable to me...

"Yes, they can definitely be tightened! Contact the topper manufacturer and give them the model # of your topper. They will e-mail you the instructions to do this. I did this on my bedroom slide topper a few months ago and the difference was amazing"

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Old 05-29-2016, 03:01 PM   #3
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You can put a beach ball in between slide and topper if you don't want to tackle adjusting topper. You have to remember to remove it before closing slide!
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:17 AM   #4
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I use a boat bumper inflated or deflated as needed for the distance between topper and top of slide room. A small diameter rope is tied to each end of bumper so it can be pulled from end to end of topper. This allows all pooled water to run off. Bumper is parked in center of where pooling occurs. This method is used when camping for seven or more days. For fewer days, I let the rain water pool then run off when slides are retracted. Must remember to remove the bumper before retracting slide.
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I made the PVC support shown in this thread.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ides-8513.html
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