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Old 10-20-2014, 06:20 PM   #1
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Slide Topper Problem

I have a 2007 Fleetwood bounder and the slide topper on the L.R. seems to be loose.While traveling,, In a high crosswind it will unwind about a foot and then recoil and slam against the side of the RV. making a heck of a noise. The first time I heard it I thought someone had hit us it was so loud. I spotted it using the elec . mirror while driving . Has anyone else had this trouble and if so what did u do to tighten the spring? Thanks for looking.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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Some of them have a little anti rollout arm that sticks up and prevents the slide topper roller from turning/blowing out. That's what the A&E roller on mine has. If yours has that device it may have vibrated off. You might look at the other rollers to see if there is one on yours.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:57 PM   #3
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Well I looked at mine just now and it has an arm about 3" tall that is on it . There is an identical one on the BR slide in the same position , is that the arm you are talking about?
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:59 PM   #4
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Got it ! the bracket that the arm is supposed to lock against is broken,,, thanks for your help! many thanks.........
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:34 PM   #5
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Ha ha!! My Bounder 35E (2006) had NO ANTI-BILLOWING arm!! Bought one for $18.00 and installed myself.
Upholstery still smells, we thought camper exploded!!
Now, 18 months later it Snaps again in 30+ MPH winds (we park at 39!) so I am looking into a CAREFREE of COLORADO topper (Ascent or Kover III?) but room is 200-3/16" Flange Width so it's difficult to fit...
Has any IRV2 folks used a CAREFREE TOPPER?

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Old 01-04-2016, 03:41 PM   #6
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Yes, I have 4 Kover III's and have had no issues with any of them billowing out in the wind.
Now their automatic awning, whole nother story !
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the anti-billowing arms should be in the proper position, when you are outside facing the front of the motorhome the drivers side should be at approx at the 1 or 2 oclock position. When looking at the passenger side it should be at the 10 or 11 oclock position. These arms will stop the billowing effect if they are installed properly.The second thing to check is the spring in awining tube, it may need to be tightened. I should add the slides should be in when checking the position of the arms.
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