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Old 04-04-2015, 06:06 PM   #1
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Slide topper tension adjustment?

Is there any type of adjustment that can be made to tighten the tension on slide toppers? We were recently camping by the ocean and the sound of the wind flapping the slide toppers was enough to drive me nuts. I was thinking that possibly tightening up the tension would help with the flapping as well as help drain water away better. My toppers are in great shape but seem to have a sag to them. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 04-05-2015, 05:41 AM   #2
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Not knowing what "toppers" you have makes it rather hard to say...

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Here's a link to some previous threads that might assist.


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Yes there is depending on your type of topper. Usually best if done with too people. It is pretty easy if you don't let the tension get away from you. Thus, the two people.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:29 PM   #5
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Tension on a topper isn't that great and can be handled by hand, just don't let it get away from you. Just take it loose and add a wind or two and connect it. There is also a slot and hole in the end to put a heavy piece of wire to hold the tension. Seems like we started with seven turns on the torsion spring, then the slide tightened it up from there as it extended.
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