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Old 10-09-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
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Slide Awning

I want to have slide toppers installed on all 3 slides of m V-series 3805, but recognize the slide beneath the power awning will be close. Has anyone done this to theirs and if so, was there any issues with the slide awning interfering with the power awning operation?
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I have a 3950 but I do have slide toppers on all 3 of my slides. Yes, it is close clearance, but I have never seen my power awning tough the toppers. I do not leave my awnings out when ever the wind gets above 10 knots.

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Thanks Thom for the info and the welcome! Looking forward to the forum for helpful information. I will again review with the selling dealer for installation. When the power awning is retracted is when I need the slide awning most.
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Clearance also on the 3990. Have them on all the slides as well.
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:37 PM   #5
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Hey all, I just purchased a 16' voltage 3895 and want to have them installed as well. What brand and model are you guys using? any pics?
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I went with Carefree, same as the awnings.
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:58 PM   #8
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I installed mine on my 3950 with the help of a friend. Yes it's close but no problems.
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I have a 3950 but I do have slide toppers on all 3 of my slides. Yes, it is close clearance, but I have never seen my power awning tough the toppers. I do not leave my awnings out when ever the wind gets above 10 knots.

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Any pics of installation would love to do this my self but would like some pics to evaluate first.


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Any pics of installation would love to do this my self but would like some pics to evaluate first.


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From Thom's picture, he won't touch his toppers. I don't like my awning straight out, and adjust them down wit ha good angle for rain runoff and to help keep the wind from getting underneath. If you pull them in all the time, no issues, but if you stake and leave them out, the front awning will touch the slide. Not sure if it's a problem but I put a small beach ball on the top of the slide and between the awning, just to avoid any rubbing. Other than that, no issues.
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I have toppers on my slides. IF I slope the awning, the awning will touch the topper rollers but it does not seem to be a problem.
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From Thom's picture, he won't touch his toppers. I don't like my awning straight out, and adjust them down wit ha good angle for rain runoff and to help keep the wind from getting underneath. If you pull them in all the time, no issues, but if you stake and leave them out, the front awning will touch the slide. Not sure if it's a problem but I put a small beach ball on the top of the slide and between the awning, just to avoid any rubbing. Other than that, no issues.
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Thanks for the pic... but now I have a new question.. how do you angle the awning.. new to power awnings and I noticed they come strait out and provide no run off and little shade except at high noon lol.


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There are adjustments on the arms, you will see a silver button, push it in and move the arm at the same time, it will be hard to move the first time, but you will get it...
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There are adjustments on the arms, you will see a silver button, push it in and move the arm at the same time, it will be hard to move the first time, but you will get it...


MANNNNN if I can tilt that thing down angle just a tad... you will have made my day... once you move the arm down do you have to move to original position to retract or is there enough movement in shocks and arms to leave at desired position.?


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only if you don't move it too far down, where its touching the Slide, I have also added a wall screen to my awning..
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Wooooo hoooo!... will be trying this tomorrow!


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I too discovered this feature after bringing my new TT home and setting it up for its first shakedown.
The huge extended awning was impressive, but it soon seemed so high, and without any natural runoff for the morning dew or a summer shower.

After close inspection I discovered the "silver button" on each arm. To my delight, each increment resulted in a substantial increase in pitch.

You'll likely find that when only partially extended, there is very little change. The slope afforded by the adjustment only comes into play as the awning is in the last third of full extension. I'm sure it could be explained by some complicated geometry equation.
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You can leave them tilted when you roll them up (I think there are 5 or 6 holes. I even have one end lower than the other. You just can't roll them up with more than a three whole difference between the arms.
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I too discovered this feature after bringing my new TT home and setting it up for its first shakedown.
The huge extended awning was impressive, but it soon seemed so high, and without any natural runoff for the morning dew or a summer shower.

After close inspection I discovered the "silver button" on each arm. To my delight, each increment resulted in a substantial increase in pitch.

You'll likely find that when only partially extended, there is very little change. The slope afforded by the adjustment only comes into play as the awning is in the last third of full extension. I'm sure it could be explained by some complicated geometry equation.


I did it and MAN!!!! Y'all made my day... I now have. Shade and run off!!!!.. love this site and the info you guys share no matter how basic it is!


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