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Old 09-29-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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I thought this was weird, now I'm know it is

For background, I have only had this coach out once, so I'm just getting around to noticing little things that don't seem right.

I had an issue last weekend with one of the slide toppers retracting properly. When I got home I looked at all of them and saw this on the one with the problem:



That bumper is not supposed to be in that position. All of the others are pointing at about 2 o'clock.

Can I simply unscrew the bumper and reposition it? That thing being out of position is putting a strain on things that I'd rather not have strained.
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I'm pretty sure you can. I replaced the A&E awning on my Encore this summer and I just removed the anti-billowing device with no issues. Here's a link to the company's installation instructions that I purchased my awning from. You would only be concerned with step 6 which refers to the anti-billow device since you're not actually replacing the awning. [B]Just be careful you don't undo the screws on the awning roller since it is spring loaded and under a lot of tension.[/B]. By the way if you ever have to replace your awning I would recommend this company Tough Top Awnings.
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It's not only creating a strain where you don't want it, it also isn't positioned properly to stop the billowing.

Yes, you can reposition it with no problem, I had to do the same thing when we replaced our fabric, it was a slightly different size.
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Thanks guys.

Mickey, I'm not seeing a link.
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Thanks guys.

Mickey, I'm not seeing a link.

This might be the one he was talking about.

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Here's the Link

How to Replace A&E (Dometic) RV Awning Fabric | A E RV Awnings
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Thanks again, guys. It appears this is doable for me.
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The directions from A&E say that the stick up bar is supposed to be at 12:00 when retracted. There is nothing in the end of the tube to worry about so you can simply remove 2 or 3 screws, redrill and screw them back in the proper position. This will help keep the topper from billowing in the wind as you drive.
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It took me longer to get the ladder out than it did to fix this. The bumper was on backwards. I didn't even have to drill new holes. Next on my list is a new topper for this slide. This one is done.
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