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Post Info TOPIC: Flapping slide toppers

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Flapping slide toppers

I read what Howard had written in his journal about the slide toppers flapping/rattling during rainy/windy storms.

I saw on RV today TV show this past week where a viewer had written in about a tip he had for slide toppers during snowy weather but I thought that maybe it could be adapted to rainy/windy weather.You take insulation board or sheets you buy from Home Depot or Lowes (the large 4x8 or 6x10--the big ones they use in home construction) measure the space under the slide toppers--that space above your slide-out on the outside, then cut the first piece to these measurements.(you cut this insulation board with a box cutter) Then slide this in that space. If you need to cut a second piece, but one that might be narrower you can. Then slide that one in. What this does is takes up that air space between the topper and roof of slide-out. So during snow, the heavy snow doesn't weigh down the topper and stretch it.(the insulation board is right up under the topper and acts as a support)

Soooo I was thinking that this might also help with the wind getting in that space and making the topper blow and rattle durning storms. Also I thought it might be good insulation for cold and hot weather and also provide some sound insulation.

You could also even use those long swimming noodles to wedge in that very top space above  the insulation board.

The insulation board comes in different thicknesses. They suggested storing it flat in storage area.(it is very light weight!!)

Ann and Tom

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I saw that too. I thought "How convenient to carry those big pieces of foam around". I guess it would be OK for seasonal use, but I sure would not bother as a mobile fulltimer. JMO.


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Another method that I saw somewhere (senility is great, you get to hide your own Easter eggs) was to make a frame out of PVC piping and fittings.  Then you can take it apart and store it in a bag.  Make "tees" for the feet and a rail accross the top.  Interesting idea.  I'm beginning to think in terms or getting rid of the darn things, boy are they noisy on a windy day.

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