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Old 01-10-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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I recall being in Albuquerque a couple of years ago and the RV's in the park were subjected to 60 mph winds. We brought our big slide in, however, we saw several other folks "tie down" their slide toppers, i.e. they had a rope anchored on each of the slide on the ground and the rope was draped over the slide topper, presumable to keep it from billowing. I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has done something like this and did it appear to work, i.e. keep the slide topper from billowing out to it's max.
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I recall being in Albuquerque a couple of years ago and the RV's in the park were subjected to 60 mph winds. We brought our big slide in, however, we saw several other folks "tie down" their slide toppers, i.e. they had a rope anchored on each of the slide on the ground and the rope was draped over the slide topper, presumable to keep it from billowing. I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has done something like this and did it appear to work, i.e. keep the slide topper from billowing out to it's max.
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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I've thrown a rope over the slide awning on the windy side of the bedroom slide a few times when the wind was blowing hard so we could sleep. It worked great but I've never tried it on any other slide awning.
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I have heard of people putting a beach ball at each end and then inflating them just enough to keep them under pressure. Don't if it works or the pros and cons.
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We have run into this problem with our NewMar fifth wheel. Slide toppers have been durable and are definitely worth having. We have add two separate off the wall track when the winds have hit gusts 50-60 mph (Southern thunderstorms can be quick and fierce). We have tried both methods, and the beach ball method works much better than the rope. You do need to remember to remove the beach balls before you retract the slides.
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I have used in place of the beach balls a blow up raft from WalMart, 99 cents. It worked great till a strong wind blew the raft out from under my slide topper and it disappeared.
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One of these AirWedges works great for me.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Larry02 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What do you use to inflate your Airwedge?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gator67:
I recall being in Albuquerque a couple of years ago and the RV's in the park were subjected to 60 mph winds. We brought our big slide in, however, we saw several other folks "tie down" their slide toppers, i.e. they had a rope anchored on each of the slide on the ground and the rope was draped over the slide topper, presumable to keep it from billowing. I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has done something like this and did it appear to work, i.e. keep the slide topper from billowing out to it's max. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Here in windy Texas I have used a length of one inch rope cut to the length of the awning with a light piece of cord tied to each end and each secured to a convenient place down on the bottom of the slide.Just the weight of the rope is sufficient to dampen the noisy flutter of the awning.The cord,being light,reduces the deformation of the ends of the awning that might otherwise occur if I used a longer rope to go up and over and back down the other end of the awning.
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