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Old 04-16-2017, 06:05 PM   #1
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Slide topper flopping 42hd

Still slowly working through the problems on our new 2015 42HD... love the features and layout, but last 2 nights was at a campground on the ocean and had very strong winds at night. The slide toppers were flapping like crazy all night! Nothing ripped, no damage... is that normal? Should they be tightened ( no sag seen ). Comments?
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My QD toppers flap a bit over 20mph too. I once saw a guy inflate some beach balls between to top of the slide and the topper to keep the topper from blowing around. I've never bothered in the 4 years we've been fulltime it hasn't been that big an issue.
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We camp on the Texas coast 4 times a year and the winds do get strong. My toppers will rumble and flap above 20 mph. If the winds are going to be over 20 I put cargo straps across the toppers and anchor them with screw in anchors. The don't have to be tight. Takes about 15 minutes to put them on. Works well and we sleep better.
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Sounds normal to me. Both fifers and both class A units have kept us up nights. In one of the fivers, we had to pull in the bedroom slide to sleep at night.


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