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Old 01-04-2016, 01:54 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a DIY fix for droopy slide covers? I thought I would have them tightened in Red Bay in October but they wouldn't touch them. When they are damp they like to come inside with the slide.
This is on a '07 Phaeton QDH.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:00 PM   #2
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Does anyone have a DIY fix for droopy slide covers? I thought I would have them tightened in Red Bay in October but they wouldn't touch them. When they are damp they like to come inside with the slide.
This is on a '07 Phaeton QDH.
Thanks in advance.
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Welcome to IRV2. Once the fabric is streatched, replacement is the only real cure. There are numerous suppliers out in the marketplace. Quality and longevity varies along with the price.

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Hi, We have a 2007 Tiffin Phaeton QSH that had slide out covers that were sagging also. Actually three of them had the switching come undone from the wall side of the rv. When I took the covers off the MH to have re switched I found that the tube covers had alot of trash and leaves in them that interfered with the covers rolling up tight.

After I cleaned then all out and put the repaired covers back on I did not have the sagging anymore. Before I did all this just to be clear the covers were still attached to the MH and some of the switching was only coming loose about a foot or so. When re switched, switching done over the original switching areas, did not shorten cover.

Best of luck hope this helps

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Hi, We have a 2007 Tiffin Phaeton QSH that had slide out covers that were sagging also. Actually three of them had the switching come undone from the wall side of the rv. When I took the covers off the MH to have re switched I found that the tube covers had alot of trash and leaves in them that interfered with the covers rolling up tight.

After I cleaned then all out and put the repaired covers back on I did not have the sagging anymore. Before I did all this just to be clear the covers were still attached to the MH and some of the switching was only coming loose about a foot or so. When re switched, switching done over the original switching areas, did not shorten cover.

Best of luck hope this helps

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Did you switch the toppers around ? Or do you mean stitching when you say switching ? Not sure ?
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Hi Sjw

Sorry about the confusion.

Did not Switch covers around.

Just had then re stitched and put then back in the original spots.

Sorry for being confused on switch and stitched. Met stitched the whole time.


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Does anyone have a DIY fix for droopy slide covers? I thought I would have them tightened in Red Bay in October but they wouldn't touch them. When they are damp they like to come inside with the slide.
This is on a '07 Phaeton QDH.
Thanks in advance.
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As stated above, clean first. If the material is in good shape and cleaning does not fix the sagging I think you can remove the roller and adjust the slack. I have done this on my rig.

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As stated above, clean first. If the material is in good shape and cleaning does not fix the sagging I think you can remove the roller and adjust the slack. I have done this on my rig.

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Can you tell us how you adjusted the slack??? Is it a big job, a 1 man or 2 man job, and how much time per cover?

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Does anyone have a DIY fix for droopy slide covers? I thought I would have them tightened in Red Bay in October but they wouldn't touch them. When they are damp they like to come inside with the slide.
This is on a '07 Phaeton QDH.
Thanks in advance.
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What brand are your covers? Carefree of Colorado?

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Can you tell us how you adjusted the slack??? Is it a big job, a 1 man or 2 man job, and how much time per cover?

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Most likely, no mater the manufacture or model, one end of the roller has a screw in the center through the end cap and the other does not. It is best to get the instructions from your topper manufacturer.

Here is a site that may help you understand what needs to be done. I have done this alone but with my first try I had DW give a lending hand. It is most important that the roller tension spring be pinned in place before you remove the roller. If the spring has failed it can be replaced. Knowledge and using this knowledge wisely is most important.

https://www.e-carefree.com/ecarefree30/product-library

Keep us posted with your progress. Happy trails.

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