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Old 08-02-2020, 07:44 PM   #1
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Question Question about slide toppers

Hi, all. Not sure where the best place to put this question but here it is. We have toppers on the slides of our 2 yo 5er. One has pulled off and we will be moving on before we can get it repaired. We'll just carry it with us until we can get it repaired. Meanwhile, having no experience without them, for those of you who don't have them, what do you do when you need to close up in the rain?

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I would just bring it in slowly and allow any water to drain off.

Question, how did the slide cover pull off? Was it putting slides out, or driving down the road?
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I would clear any debris off the top of the slide before bringing it in. The gaskets will take care of any water.
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I would clear any debris off the top of the slide before bringing it in. The gaskets will take care of any water.
Gaskets may or may not clear off the water but you certainly need to get any debris off the slide top. I'd suggest raising the nose slightly to allow water to run off before retracting the slide.
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I would just bring it in slowly and allow any water to drain off.

Question, how did the slide cover pull off? Was it putting slides out, or driving down the road?
It was putting slides out. The cover didn't unroll and just yanked the bolts out of the side. Why that happened I have no idea. We have a mobile repair tech scheduled for Wednesday so I guess we'll find out.
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It was putting slides out. The cover didn't unroll and just yanked the bolts out of the side. Why that happened I have no idea. We have a mobile repair tech scheduled for Wednesday so I guess we'll find out.
Do you what brand? Our Dometic use an arm that hits a plate to keep the topper from unfurling in transit. One brand uses a plunger brake to prevent the unfurling, possibility you had that type and it didnít release.
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You do not need to pull them in in the rain unless you need to move when it is raining. They are waterproof.
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