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Old 03-10-2014, 06:55 PM   #57
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Do the "slide" awings have locks to keep them from ballooning out under high winds? If not, do you guys have a locking method?
Properly installed slide toppers do have anti billow devices.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:42 PM   #58
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Properly installed slide toppers do have anti billow devices.
Looks like A&E got there install directions wrong, check page 8.
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Looks like A&E got there install directions wrong, check page 8.
What are you showing me? It's a Dometic slide topper anti billow device.
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Are you supposed to rotate these "lock" levers 90 deg before driving to lock the topper? How would one do that, with a ladder? Do you have to unlock before opening the slide?

I have what looks like these devices on my toppers. I guess I don't know how to use them. Please help.
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Are you supposed to rotate these "lock" levers 90 deg before driving to lock the topper? How would one do that, with a ladder? Do you have to unlock before opening the slide?

I have what looks like these devices on my toppers. I guess I don't know how to use them. Please help.
You don't do anything. If the slide stays in when the topper fabric billows, the roller tube rotates, and so does the arm. The arm then hits the stopper on the sidewall, stopping the rotating of the tube.
As the slide slides out, the tube and arm rotate, but it moves away from the stopper, so it never hits it.
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You don't do anything. If the slide stays in when the topper fabric billows, the roller tube rotates, and so does the arm. The arm then hits the stopper on the sidewall, stopping the rotating of the tube.
As the slide slides out, the tube and arm rotate, but it moves away from the stopper, so it never hits it.
Thanks for your help. I see now how it works. I need to rotate this lever to the 12 o'clock position because the topper is billowing. Not alot but it sure make a noise when it does in high winds.

I guess I can rotate the lever as far as possible just so it moves away from the stopper in time. Correct?
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Correct, rotate so when sliding out, it clears the stop.
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