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rgatijnet1

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Posted: 02/13/18 04:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

msmith1199 wrote:

rgatijnet1 wrote:

I had a single spring go out at 11 years old. I replaced both topper springs and the topper material at the same time. I took the material off, which is not a big deal once you have it apart to change the springs, and took it to a marine cover shop where they duplicated my existing topper fabric for $150.
Tensioning the topper springs can be a challange so you may want to get a mobile mechanic to do that part of the project.


When the spring went out did that enable the topper to blow more while on the road? What I was thinking is maybe the springs are getting old and loose and that is what allowed the wind to catch it and cause the problems.


With one spring broken, it was unable to tension the topper properly. I noticed it before I got on the road so I am not sure that it would have allowed it to be blown loose. I just noticed it sagging with the slide out. My topper also has the aluminum cover that protects it when it is fully retracted.

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Posted: 02/14/18 12:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ArchHoagland wrote:

I still think I'd check with the insurance company. Can't hurt.


Although I realize its covered by insurance, I wouldn’t make a claim on something like this.


2004 National Tropi-Cal T-350, Class A, Triple slide, 330 HP Cat DP.
2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport


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