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Old 01-10-2008, 07:10 AM   #1
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We pulled the slides in again last night as the wind was cranked up with gusts to 30 mph and it sounded like the slide toppers were about to be ripped off. What does everyone else do about the slide toppers in high wind?
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We pulled the slides in again last night as the wind was cranked up with gusts to 30 mph and it sounded like the slide toppers were about to be ripped off. What does everyone else do about the slide toppers in high wind?
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We always pull our slides in if the wind is bad. It isn't worth the cost of replacement to leave them out. Most of the time we only have to put the large front one in but have pulled both if needed. We can still do most everything we need to in the MH with them in, it is just a bit inconvenient. We are in Yuma so it can get windy here also.
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I have had mine out in 60 mph winds and have no problems.
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Experienced a high wind condition one night on the OR coast. Slide toppers were making such a racket decided the prudent thing to do to get some sleep & forestall possible damage to the toppers was to turn turtle and pull everything in. Did that & then went back to sleep.
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I agree. I put mine in just so I don't have to listen to them.
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Suspect there are a lot of differences in "wind resistance" between toppers of different ages and brands. For example: some are pretty loose and tend to sag with rain water while others could probably withstand 100 mph winds. It is possible to take apart the rewind mechanism on some and increase the tension but its definitely a two-person job and not much fun either. Going "turtle" sounds like the best solution to me.
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Beginning with model year 06 western changed the slide toppers to a different style that attaches opposite of the ones 05 and older. The new design prevents sagging (which allows leaks)If you have the older style bringing in the slide out in high wind is a good Idea. Also I would recommend before bringing the slide completely in, check to see if its sagging from moisture, bring the slide in part way and allow the water to run off before bringing the slide completely in this helps prevent the awning from stretching out and will make the awning last longer. Lindsay Hargett
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