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Old 07-01-2014, 01:13 PM   #1
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Awning over slide out

We have a Jayco Eagle FW and awning over one of rear slide out is sagging , is there anyway to adjust this sag? When it rains water just sits in this sag until I blow it out, any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:35 PM   #2
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I'm told they are self adjusting. I retract and re extend and it tightens up. Others have posted that there is an adjustment. I was told by Jayco that there is not.
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see if this helps:
https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ing+adjustment
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Still don't see a you tube for the adjustment.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:09 PM   #5
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The slide toppers on our '05 Windsor are made by Carefree. We had Elite Repair & Remodeling fix our sagging toppers while there for other repairs.

They removed two of the toppers and sent them out for some re-sewing on the edges. (they were not frayed, but the guys at Elite said whatever they were sewing would eliminate the sag, and it did). I believe they also lubricated the springs (which were sticking) and they may have tightened them. They said one had already had the same repair and did not need it again. This only cost us a few hundred dollars, and we've had no problems with leaks since.

These guys are wonderful, and if you called them and asked them for details on what they did for me I'm sure they'd explain in ways I can't. If you're anywhere near their shop in Oregon, I highly recommend them.
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Found a unique PVC pipe "thing" for this problem, if you will send me an email address I will forward to you.
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:10 PM   #7
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They are not self adjusting. There may be reasons they are sagging; stretched fabric, weak torsion springs, or improperly adjusted springs. The spring or springs can be tightened, but only carefully.
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:36 PM   #8
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Another answer is to get the small inflatable bags and simply inflate to desired thickness/ height to take the sag out of the above topper.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:57 PM   #9
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One of our slide toppers doesn't sag, but it is nearly flat because of the design of the trailer. Thus it collects water when it rains.

After it rains, I raise or lower the front end and it drains off the ends of the slide topper, then go back to level. Don't get water inside this way.
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Ccfromfl , send me info on PVC , my email is pcate195278@yahoo.com.
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I guess if the awning can't be adjusted , I will use a electric blower to blow the water off it.
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To CCFROMFL,
I also would be interested in seeing this solution. My e-mail is:
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We had the sagging problem with two of the slide toppers on our Pinnacle. I solved it by making small drain holes in the material. For the full explanation, go here http://canadafulltimers.blogspot.ca/...r-awnings.html


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We had the sagging problem with two of the slide toppers on our Pinnacle. I solved it by making small drain holes in the material.
So now if it rains you will have water on top of the slide when you bring it in? I'd rather have it sag and watch the water run off when I bring the slide in...no water inside.

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