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Slide topper noise dampening

Question for those who have slide toppers. Rain, especially heavy rain is extremely loud on the roof of our slides. Much more so than our previous rig. Keeps us awake on rainy nights. How much will slide toppers dampen rain noise?
roaminaround 01/20/21 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Grrocery Delivery in Yuma?

Take all the precautions you can. We have been in Yuma since Dec 1. We shop in stores but are careful. Yuma county has a population of 215,00. They have just passed the 40,000 mark in cases and closing in on 500 deaths. It’s definitely a hot spot.
roaminaround 12/30/20 05:30pm Snowbirds
Bike rack solution Hope this pic comes thru. We had a custom wrap around receiver built that clamps on the bumper with 3 u-bolts. Then we put a ratcheting strap from the bike rack to the ladder to eliminate bouncing while on the road. You can easily remove the rack to fit in your truck receiver if you want to take the bikes somewhere. The ratcheting strap is key to making this a solid safe solution. We have used this set-up on 3 different trailers over 15 years and thousands of miles and never had an issue. Note: Moderator edit to fix picture URL
roaminaround 07/14/20 04:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Floor bounce

Kind of what I figured. At least the xtra scissor jacks allow me to fine tune lateral level like my old scissor jack system. I missed that with the electric stab jacks. I might get a little more stability when I replace the Castle Rock tires, although they are 8 ply load range D.
roaminaround 07/14/20 11:21am Travel Trailers
Floor bounce

First of all I know this topic has been discussed endlessly. Second, I have experience here. We formerly owned a 2006 Nash 26X front kitchen trailer. Great trailer, built like a tank. I installed the steady fast system and it was quite solid, minimal lateral movement and stabile. Last year we bought a 2019 Rockwood 2608BS. It’s an ultra light. Same length and weight as the Nash but with a bedroom slide as well. We instantly noticed a huge difference in bounce when set up. I assumed the electric stab jacks which aren’t supposed to be cranked down very hard instead of heavy duty scissor jacks were a part of the problem. We bought Xchocks for between the wheels. No difference. I assumed the ultra light frame was the problem. So I installed a set of scissor jacks fore and aft of the axles. Better but can still feel the 24 lb dog jump off the bed when I’m sitting in the slide. Also noticed the front left of the trailer sags down after a day of so by the front corner of the slide. So I installed a 5th scissor jack next to the stab jack on that corner. I still have an incredible amount of floor bounce. I’ve given up and assumed it’s the fault of the ultra light chassis and design. I don’t think the steadyfast system would help because it’s not lateral sway, it’s vertical bounce, unlike in our Nash. Any ideas before I give up?
roaminaround 07/14/20 10:03am Travel Trailers
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