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Old 08-15-2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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Slideout Awning

Ineed to replace the fabric on my slide topper( Carefree) I cannot find the holes in the roler tube to lock it. ANY SUGESTIONS //

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When we did our three, (we have A&E slide toppers) we purchaesed the fabric from Shadepro and got Sunbrella material. They sent instructions for both Carefree and Dometic/A&E. As I recall, the Carefree system doesn't have the holes to control the topper spring. I would suggest you contact Shadepro at www.Shadepro.net and see if they can tell you how to do the Carefree system.

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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You have to look at the end cap there will be a hole in the cap on both sides if your looking at the holes both need to be level with the ground then you will see the hole in the rod inside put a nail in it to hold the tube
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I did mine on the unit and used 2 screw drivers to unwind it then I let one of the screw drivers rest against the mounting bracket to hold it.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. I contacted Cairfree and thay e mailed me instructitoms.There is no way of locking the tension.
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Actually, there is. You can drill your own hole. I didn't want to mess with unloading, then reloading that spring when I had mine off to service the slide out roof. Not finding a hole to lock it, I drilled one. Nothing complicated about it...

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