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Old 10-05-2014, 04:55 PM   #31
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Mine always drain the water off, no problem. Have not had any come inside either. Sure beats me climbing on top and sweeping water and debris off. I"m just plain getting much too old for that. I did notice one end of my gasket pulled loose when I just opened my unit up to get ready for a trip this week. Can't get the gasket back in place because I can't get to the screw to take the protective cover off the end. The slide topper bracket is blocking the one screw I need to get to. Darn. May have to take it in!
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:34 AM   #32
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We have been fulltiming in our Pinnacle for over three years, and had the same issue with slide toppers. Ours became stretched so badly that this year I replaced the fabric with new fabric from toughtopawnings.com.

I have solved the water pooling problem now...I made a series of 1/4 inch holes in the fabric using a small soldering iron. The toppers still perform their functions of keeping debris off the slide roof, and providing shade to the roof, and the problem of water pooling and sagging has been completely elinminated.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:15 AM   #33
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I'll have to run out and get myself 3 slide toppers this afternoon. They seem to be without a doubt a must have.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:37 AM   #34
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My in laws toppers sag on occasion if we get a lot of rain. They just run the slide in and back out. All the water drains off and it's tight again.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:41 PM   #35
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My in laws toppers sag on occasion if we get a lot of rain. They just run the slide in and back out. All the water drains off and it's tight again.
I do the same with mine.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:28 PM   #36
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Next time we are Stateside I am going to order these...http://awningairwedge.com/
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:24 PM   #37
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Ours seem to drain automatically. The weight of the water makes them sag and drain off the sides. As the water drains, we can hear the roller mechanism creep back up and tighten. Have not timed this process, but, it usually is finished within a day.

Another trick is to place a small beach ball under the awning to make a tent like structure. My neighbor constructed a PVC device that he slides beneath each topper; it has the same affect as the beach ball.
Seen the beach ball used this summer in Wyoming. Worked well. Just remember it is there when bringing slide in ??
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just a note on topper repair. $1200 bucks to replace the large slide topper on our Pinnacle at CW.
Do as Jayco suggested and bring it in a foot and wait for it to drain itself.
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I have 2 air wedges. They work fine but I don't put them in place unless I'm set up for a week or so.
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just a note on topper repair. $1200 bucks to replace the large slide topper on our Pinnacle at CW.
Do as Jayco suggested and bring it in a foot and wait for it to drain itself.
That was way too much, why didn't they just replace the fabric? Had 2 done (10' and 6') on our SENECA for under $600.
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