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Old 08-05-2016, 01:24 AM   #1
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Removing Slide Topper for Roof Repair

Hello All,

I have a water leak on the passenger side slide out roof of my 2005 Bounder 38N. I want to inspect the roof of the slide, but I can't figure out how to remove the slide out topper to get to the roof.

All of the stuff I have found pertains to replacing the fabric, rather than just removing the topper.

Does anyone know how to remove the whole topper?


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Old 08-05-2016, 02:39 AM   #2
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They slide on, remove any screws that anchor the ends and spray some silicone into the tracks and pull. 2 people makes the task much easier. We had one person on the roof and the other on a ladder.

Earl & Sharon, 2008 Fleetwood Expedition, ISB 6.7
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:17 AM   #3
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Wow!! That sounds great but the thing is spring loaded and will bite you if you don't release the spring tension. You should be able to find installation instructions on line just reverse it. Get up there and you'll find a hole in each end on the spring. Turn the awning and release the tension on the material, then pin the spring through the hole with either a cotter pin or piece of metal close hanger. There is a lot of tension on the material. Then yo can remove one mount and slide it off.
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:33 AM   #4
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Visit the tough top web site and view the videos showing installation. They are very easy to remove and instal.
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