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Old 04-13-2018, 04:18 PM   #1
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Slide cover snapping while driving in high winds

While driving in high winds the slide cover on our ACE 30.1 unfurls and snaps back. Any ideas how to prevent this? Thanks!
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:10 PM   #2
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Does it have an topper unfurl prevention arm - also called anti-billow arm - and is it adjusted correctly.
Can also increase the tension on the rewind spring which will help.

Or drive slower in gusting side winds
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:13 PM   #3
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Have to ask ,
What brand your slide awning is ?
Was it factory installed?
Does the awning cover only the slide roof , or can it be pulled down to cover the windows too?

Most have a tension spring adjustment , and some have a lock mechanism , that prevents billowing when the slide is in for travel .
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

You can probably get an anti-furl device that will prevent that from happening.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:59 PM   #5
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This is one of the few things I know that will stop the main awning from unfurling. If you are talking about the slide topper, than you have another issue.

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Thanks for the link to, awning locks.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:46 PM   #7
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Howdy, I had a similar issue and broke the parts that keep the topper from unfurling while driving when I was hit with heavy winds. The problem was my slide wasnít fully retracting and I didnít realize it. My rear upper corner was a good inch from flush which caused the locking device to not fully engage which over stressed the front one until that one gust hit and that was it. Good luck.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:57 AM   #8
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Slide cover snapping in the wind.

Thanks everyone. Donít know the brand itís factory. I will check for an adjustment to tighten up the spring. Right now itís duct taped! Slide canít move but it stays put!
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I installed an Awning Lock on my DSDP. Easy installation and the roller does not move at all. I recommend it for the issue you are having.
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