RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: Slide cover starting to tear

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  Maintenance Issues & Tips

 > Slide cover starting to tear

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Sponsored By:
Groover

Pulaski, TN

Senior Member

Joined: 10/17/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/13/20 01:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I noticed that my slide cover is starting to tear on the front end. I am wondering if I should just go ahead and replace it since it is 7 years old or can I slide it out, turn it so that the tear is either to the back or the slide side, and then put it back in. I have never had it off so I want ask if it is hard to do, other than being 11' off the ground. And, it is 18' long. I keep the coach under roof when at home so the fabric seems to be in pretty good shape but I hit some awful winds on my last trip that may have done the damage.

[image]

rgatijnet1

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 06/22/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 01/13/20 02:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I changed the slide cover on my coach but it was only 10 feet long. Basically mine was under tension when the slide was extended so I had to lock the front piece with the springs so that it would not uncoil when I removed the fabric. I then took the old piece to a local marine canvas shop and they made a replacement in two days, after I had given them all of the info and picked a fabric for them to get. As far as changing it, the cover just slides out of the back and the front and the new one goes in the same way. Not that difficult but it does involve a lot of ladder climbing unless you have others to help you with one person pulling on the new fabric and the other feeding it in to the end so that it does not get hung up. Personally at that age, I would replace it rather than trying to flip it or patch it.

Johno02

Lexington, TN USA

Senior Member

Joined: 10/15/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/13/20 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get some awning tape and you can stall replacement for another year or so. But replacement is in the future.


Noel and Betty Johnson (and Harry)
2005 GulfStream Ultra Supreme, 1 Old grouch, 1 wonderful wife, and two silly poodles.


2chiefsRus

USA Somewhere

Senior Member

Joined: 09/08/2004

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 01/13/20 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

depending upon your slide manufacturer, many times the spline inside the material is a different size next to the coach than it is on the roller.


Dave & Kathy
2007 Monaco Knight 40PDQ towing 2018 Ford F-150 & 2017 Harley Trike
Fulltime 2007 to 2016, now halftimers
Before you give someone a piece of your mind, make sure you can get by with what will be left.
Our Blog
National Parks Visited

valhalla360

No paticular place.

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2009

View Profile



Posted: 01/13/20 07:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

By the time you go thru the trouble of removing it to flip it around...just get new material. It's not too expensive.

Fairly simple, there are ytube videos showing you how. Just make sure to understand how to lock the spring mechanism as you don't want it to release uncontrolled.


Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2008 Copper Canyon 5er
Catalac Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and 5er


Groover

Pulaski, TN

Senior Member

Joined: 10/17/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/14/20 07:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Johno02 wrote:

Get some awning tape and you can stall replacement for another year or so. But replacement is in the future.


It sounds like the consensus is that I should replace it. I am wondering if I should get some awning tape anyway and put some extra re-enforcement on this stress point to put off future problems.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  Maintenance Issues & Tips

 > Slide cover starting to tear
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.