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Old 11-06-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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Slide Topper problems

I have a 2006 Minnie Winnie for about a year now. The front Slide seems to destroy the Hex Tubes to the SlideTopper. It would bend the hex tubes, and it seemed like the slide topper wasn't unrolling correctly. I removed the slide topper this past weekend when it jammed the slide from coming out. The slide comes in and out just fine, but... the back part of the front slide seems to come out faster than the front.

My question is to anyone else with a slidetopper, on a longer slide... does one side come out a little faster than the other? is that normal? I called Winnebago and got the directions for adjusting the slide, but it has nothing to do with how fast one side comes out vs. the other..

thanks in advance for your suggestions/feedback.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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It is not healthy for the slide mechanism to not be in sync. Strain and damage can occur. What ever Winnebago told you do until both sides travel at the same rate.

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What exactly did you do to fix this? On last trip last year experienced same problem with slide topper hanging up and twisting and bending the hex tubes. Need to fix this before our first trip this year and not at all sure what to do.
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I have a 2006 Minnie Winnie for about a year now. The front Slide seems to destroy the Hex Tubes to the SlideTopper. It would bend the hex tubes, and it seemed like the slide topper wasn't unrolling correctly. I removed the slide topper this past weekend when it jammed the slide from coming out. The slide comes in and out just fine, but... the back part of the front slide seems to come out faster than the front.

My question is to anyone else with a slidetopper, on a longer slide... does one side come out a little faster than the other? is that normal? I called Winnebago and got the directions for adjusting the slide, but it has nothing to do with how fast one side comes out vs. the other..

thanks in advance for your suggestions/feedback.
Samster, with the slide opened, post a picture from the side so I can see the mounting position of the tube. It is not uncommon for the wrong hardware to be used which mounts the tube too low on the slide causing the topper material to drag across the top edge of the slide out - this causes binding on one or both sides which gives the appearance that it's not un/rolling in/out differently from side to side. I have run across this numerous times from various coach manufacturers. The fix is to obtain the proper spacer plate to get the roller tube higher on the slide out room. In some cases the proper hardware was used but was just simply mounted too low on the slide out room.
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I haven't fixed it yet . It got bent so bad on my last trip we had to remove it on the spot because the slide was stuck.. I have since ordered the ... uh, not sure what you call it but it has the spring, and the little arm the hex tube mount to on the ROLL. The little arm was so bent, I think it was binding every time causing one side to drag a little. I am actually heading out today for spring break, so I will get some pictures and post them when I get back.

Thanks for reviving this, the parts have been in my garage for a while... lol

BTW 94-NEWMAR, with the slide topper removed, one side definitely beats the other sliding out.. meaning it comes out crooked, but once at full extension everything is straight. I have looked and looked, but it appears there is no adjustment for how fast one side comes out compared to the other.. difference of about 6".. not sure if that is enough to mess up the slide topper.
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Samster, yes, the slide room not moving evenly (from side to side) going in or out will cause your topper material to roll up with wrinkles and folds in it. Over time it will wear the OEM topper material out - it's very cheap stuff.

Your slide room should have only 1 arm at the bottom center that moves it in and out. On either of the ends are slide/glide plates (if memory serves me correctly). You may want to inspect the bottom of the slide room and those plates to make sure they are both in place and haven't worn down to the mounting shoes - which would cause an uneven amount of friction from side to side causing it to run cocked at an angle until it reaches the end points.
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