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Old 02-23-2016, 02:37 PM   #1
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Creaking slide out cover awnings

My slide out covers on a 2014 motorhome creak in a mild wind. Sounds like a sailboat sail creaking while underway. Carefree awnings. The sound seems to originate from the ends of the awnings. Very annoying--any fixes???
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:33 PM   #2
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Sounds normal when the wind hits it from the end and makes the topper flap.
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Yep, normal.
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You can adjust the tension on the topper and see if that helps.
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Get some deflappers. Not very expensive. I have deflappers but put my awnings up now if the wind starts. I hate to go out in the rain to do it.
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Get some deflappers. Not very expensive. I have deflappers but put my awnings up now if the wind starts. I hate to go out in the rain to do it.

I don't believe they aware talking about awnings but are talking about slide covers.
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Sorry, I had a brain malfunction. Common these days.
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We have this issue too, especially in high winds on the main full wall slide where the topper is extremely wide and more susceptible to wind intrusion. I either stuff the front or rear of the slide with a comforter or matress foam piece to keep the wind from entering between the top of the slide and the topper. This seems to correct the situation.
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