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Old 12-02-2005, 01:50 AM   #1
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I have a 2005 Monaco Diplomat with three slides. The Carfree of Colorado slide toppers are not taught enough in my opinion. The main slide topper is droopy at the front and sags/pools with the smallest amount of water. Has anyone had problems with this.

I called Carefree and they said the awning spring can be turned one turn to tighten up the awning. It sounded fairly easy if you have two people. I hate taking anything back to the dealer because they're jerks and it's a big ordeal. Has anyone done this adjustment or hear/have any problems with making this adjustment?
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:50 AM   #2
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I have a 2005 Monaco Diplomat with three slides. The Carfree of Colorado slide toppers are not taught enough in my opinion. The main slide topper is droopy at the front and sags/pools with the smallest amount of water. Has anyone had problems with this.

I called Carefree and they said the awning spring can be turned one turn to tighten up the awning. It sounded fairly easy if you have two people. I hate taking anything back to the dealer because they're jerks and it's a big ordeal. Has anyone done this adjustment or hear/have any problems with making this adjustment?
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I had the same problem---definitely not a dealer trip item!

On my Care Free's--it's the right arm(facing the awning) that has the spring--one person can easily do the job.

One bolt---2-7/16ths wrenches,step-ladder.
Remove the bolt and hold on to the arm(really not that difficult)and tighten one turn. Place the bolt back in and see if the awning is tight enough.
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Don, something to ponder, if you get the spring too tight, the sidewall mount may pull loose or the fabric may stretch. I know it's sort of pain to have the large puddle in the topper, but the cure may be more dangerous than the disease.

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If the ends are tight, but the center is drooping, there are ways to prop up the middle; some commercial props or homemade PVC rigs.
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