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Old 09-15-2015, 07:53 PM   #1

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Slide topper

I am having trouble with my slide topper. It is a carefree basic model and the end cap pulls free from the roll tube by striping out the threads on the screw and allowing the roll tube to shift and and the fabric bellows when the spring lets loose. I have a 196 inch room outside flange to outside flange. The roll tube is unsupported in the middle and the roll tube flops up and down while driving. I need some recommendations on which topper to replace it with. I know for that length i need something to stop it from bouncing up and down. I've had two breakfree and i know the next time I won't be lucky enough to get stopped before it damages the side of my motorhome. Any suggestions. I would attach a photo of my end cap but ??? haven't figured out how to do that
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Check with Chris at Stone Vos he uses a better material and uv protected thread he is located in Florida

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My old awning had a center support that was a roller design.


However, when I changed wall slide topper to Carefree I had to use a local distributor. They may have a solution to your issue. My old one was flapping in the wind and coming loose when driving. The new one is inside a tube and is great.

I tried Stone Vos but I could not find anyone who would install it.
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