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Old 03-31-2019, 08:27 PM   #1
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Slide topper and trim issues

Latest issues with our year old 34F. Iím hoping someone has fixed these and has ideas.

First, the center support for the slide topper is wearing on the fabric. The back side of the bracket is wearing on it as it moves. Iím not sure what to adjust to fix this issue. Click image for larger version

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Second, none of the screws in the bottom trim are grabbing anything and turn freely or simply fall out. The trim is now pulling down, exposing the bottom of the slide to moisture and causing corrosion. Itís also now broken the caulk and the decals. Iím not sure if they used screws that are too short or simply stripped the wood out using self tappers. Click image for larger version

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Ideas?
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:30 AM   #2
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Slide Topper and trim Issues

Interesting note on the middle bracket causing wear on the topper - we have one and will check it tomorrow.
We just returned home from KY and spent the night in TN - heavy rain last night and when we brought the slide out into leave a whole lot of water came in with it. Topper looked OK from the outside and the seals look Ok from the inside, I'm just puzzled as to why they didn't sweep off any water that got around the topper. This is the full wall slide on the palazzo 36.1.

Any ideas from the group? I'm hoping that water is not getting behind the topper rail (Maybe the same issue you are having) and coming down the inside wall - I just spent $1600.00 having all the Dicor striped and replaced. with the ceiling it's tough to get a look at the seals up close.
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:30 PM   #3
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Interesting note on the middle bracket causing wear on the topper - we have one and will check it tomorrow.

We just returned home from KY and spent the night in TN - heavy rain last night and when we brought the slide out into leave a whole lot of water came in with it. Topper looked OK from the outside and the seals look Ok from the inside, I'm just puzzled as to why they didn't sweep off any water that got around the topper. This is the full wall slide on the palazzo 36.1.



Any ideas from the group? I'm hoping that water is not getting behind the topper rail (Maybe the same issue you are having) and coming down the inside wall - I just spent $1600.00 having all the Dicor striped and replaced. with the ceiling it's tough to get a look at the seals up close.
We have a 2019 Windsport 34J with full wall slide and I left it extended overnight. In morning it started to snow so retracted awning. Driving off, noticed huge puddles of water coming into the coach. Water filled up one of the trunk compartment light fixtures and we even had a puddle in the dog window frame. Contacted Thor and they said these things happen. I questioned them since I thought the topper was supposed to keep moisture off top of slide and should have swept snow off pulling it in; they recommended the dealer check the seals. I am bringing it back this week.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:05 PM   #4
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This is how i fixed the slide moulding on my rig...
Ace 29.3 - Page 52 - iRV2 Forums
hope this help..
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:08 PM   #5
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For the slide topper I ran a piece of awning tape down the roller run so it eats at that rather than the topper.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Awn...CABEgJrMPD_BwE
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:44 AM   #6
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This is how i fixed the slide moulding on my rig...
Ace 29.3 - Page 52 - iRV2 Forums
hope this help..
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***edit, web view fixed it. Larger screws it is. Thanks!


Thanks, but I think thatís the wrong thread, or Tapatalk is sending the link to the wrong one.
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:45 AM   #7
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For the slide topper I ran a piece of awning tape down the roller run so it eats at that rather than the topper.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Awn...CABEgJrMPD_BwE


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Old 04-03-2019, 02:41 AM   #8
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We have a 2019 Windsport 34J with full wall slide and I left it extended overnight. In morning it started to snow so retracted awning. Driving off, noticed huge puddles of water coming into the coach. Water filled up one of the trunk compartment light fixtures and we even had a puddle in the dog window frame. Contacted Thor and they said these things happen. I questioned them since I thought the topper was supposed to keep moisture off top of slide and should have swept snow off pulling it in; they recommended the dealer check the seals. I am bringing it back this week.
Update...I had an appointment with the dealer today and when I went into my motorhome this morning during rainstorm I saw puddles on the floor. Traced it to top of slider while it was retracted into the coach so I climbed up and took a peak and found the interior trim was damaged. Needless to say, it moved to number one on my punchlist of warranty repairs!
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Old 04-05-2019, 01:09 AM   #9
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Update...I had an appointment with the dealer today and when I went into my motorhome this morning during rainstorm I saw puddles on the floor. Traced it to top of slider while it was retracted into the coach so I climbed up and took a peak and found the interior trim was damaged. Needless to say, it moved to number one on my punchlist of warranty repairs!
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My trim piece looks like that also, no leaks though, I will fix it soon...
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