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Old 01-23-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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2010 Astoria, topper has now got excessive slack and in any wind at all, bangs against the coach. How do I adjust the tension?
Nothing appears broken or damaged.

Many thanks in advance,

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Originally Posted by babyruth757 View Post
2010 Astoria, topper has now got excessive slack and in any wind at all, bangs against the coach. How do I adjust the tension?
Nothing appears broken or damaged.

Many thanks in advance,

Hey Baby,
You can do it yourself but, if you don't have experience, you could have terrible injuries in winding up the spring tensioner and it releasing at the wrong time.
I would take it in to a dealer or let someone who has previously tightened a tensioner spring help you go through the procedure.


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Hi babyruth757,
Welcome to iRV2. I'm with the General on this one. While not an annual maintenance task you'll be doing this more than once. Better than taking it to a dealer, see if there is a mobile tech that can come to you. Watch the tech or ask if you can "help". Make sure you know how to do this before the tech leaves.

The tensioner spring is like the spring on a garage door. It is not difficult to adjust, but one needs to understand the process and closely follow it.

If you are parked for long periods of time, consider purchasing several cheap plastic beach balls of appropriate size. Inflate them and push them between the topper and the top of the slide. This will keep everything tight and enhance water runoff.
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