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Old 09-26-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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Slide Topper w/Metal Weathershield

I ordered two slidetoppers with metal weathershield for my 2004 Winnebago Sightseer. The vinyl toppers came in one tube each and the two metal weahtershields came in another tube. What I am saying is the weathershield did not come already attached to the fabric. I placed the weathershield on the topper and then put the whole thing into the long "slot" on the slide-out. Big Problem! The slidetopper will not roll up into the weathershield. It looks like I need to have about one inch of vinyl fabric to place into the slot and then the other side of that fabric goes onto the weathershield. I hope this makes sense. I am having trouble contacting the seller for advice; meantime, does anyone know what I am talking about, and if so, any advice?
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The slidetopper will not roll up into the weathershield. It looks like I need to have about one inch of vinyl fabric to place into the slot and then the other side of that fabric goes onto the weathershield. I hope this makes sense. I am having trouble contacting the seller for advice; meantime, does anyone know what I am talking about, and if so, any advice?
I have the metal shield on my patio awning and that is the way it is setup. There is an inch or so of fabric showing between the motor home and the metal shield. There are three beads on the fabric. The first bead goes into the slot on the track on the motor home, the second goes into a slot on the metal shield then there is a several inch space and the next bead goes into a slot on the other end of the metal shield.
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Thanks Clay. I have a metal weathershield on my patio awning and that is how it is set up, exactly as you described. I'm believing the guy I purchased this from may not know what he's doing. By the way, we have the same motorhome.
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I just went out and checked my window awnings. The metal shield slides into a slot on the track on the motor home and the fabric slides into a slot on the metal shield. It rolls up okay.

The Sightseer is a lot of motor home for the money.

Over the years we have upgraded it so much it is better than the equivalent of the Adventurer.
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The metal weather-shield does little to protect the awning.
Even when rolled up water will get under the shield in a rain.

It does not protect that inch or so of the fabric that is attached to the MH.
Where do you think any aging or ripping will start at?

It is a good selling $$$ for the manufacture even though they can't prove it will make the awning last any longer for the $$$ spent.
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Clay, I agree with the Sightseer being a lot of coach for the money. I was looking at it and the Adventurer before purchase and did not see where you got that much more in the Adventurer for the additional cost. After 28,000 miles of travel I'm happy with my choice.

TRIKER. I tend to agree now. Wish I had researched it a little more before buying it. Live and learn. But, in any case I do have new slide toppers and needed them badly.

Thank you both for the input.
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