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Old 12-06-2007, 08:20 AM   #1
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Hi All,

Last year we had to replace our slide-out awning (and the main one too) due to severe winds while out in the desert (yes, they were closed!)

We've noticed in high winds (on the highway or even camped) the awning over our single slide will 'unroll' with the high wind! It's a little disconcerting to be driving down the freeway and notice the awning billowing out on the driver's side!!!

Anybody else have this problem? Or has anyone found a solution? I could probably rig up some kind of clamp, but I hate to have to climb up and down the coach every time I park or break camp...

BTW, this is a 2000, 36' MDSS.

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Old 12-06-2007, 08:20 AM   #2
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Hi All,

Last year we had to replace our slide-out awning (and the main one too) due to severe winds while out in the desert (yes, they were closed!)

We've noticed in high winds (on the highway or even camped) the awning over our single slide will 'unroll' with the high wind! It's a little disconcerting to be driving down the freeway and notice the awning billowing out on the driver's side!!!

Anybody else have this problem? Or has anyone found a solution? I could probably rig up some kind of clamp, but I hate to have to climb up and down the coach every time I park or break camp...

BTW, this is a 2000, 36' MDSS.

Thanks,
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:16 AM   #3
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Coil n Wrap has a lock mechanism that is easy to install and can be activated from the ground with a pull down rod with a "hammer" type end. I installed on my 01 and never have had a problem. Others may have locks as well.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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You should already have and "anti-billow" device in place unless your installer removed it during slide-topper replacement.

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Old 12-06-2007, 05:15 PM   #5
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Mfortie,

For the "anti-billow" device that Danny refers to, go to this link for a photo of this device at the bottom of the page:
http://www.dometicusa.com/awnings.php?id=slideout

It is possible that this "anti-billow" locking ring is missing. Before having my 2001 Alpine Coach slide removed and repaired for a different problem at the WRV factory service center, I never had a billowing problem. But afterwards, I fought with this billowing problem for 2 years, until someone noticed that my locking ring was missing. After having a new locking ring installed, I never had another billowing problem.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:40 PM   #6
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are there any anit-billow devices for when the slide is out? I have never had a problem when traveling or while the slide is in, but when my slide is out I have seen it unravel all the way out.
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