Monaco Slide Topper Lost Tension

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  1. LyndonRV

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    My monaco when putting out the slide the canopy on top of the slide has lost tension so when putting the slide back in you have to roll the canopy back by hand. How do I get the tension back. It's going out on hire thursday :Smile:
     
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    If its just gone soggy Lyndon
    Then to re tension you need to remove the end caps and apply more turns to the springs, this is done by removing the securing screws pulling out slightly and turning the end caps, in the right direction of course Beware when removing cos they are/might be already under tension
    If it has lost all its tension and is hanging when you close the slide
    chances are you have broken a spring inside the roller
    I'd give Duncan a shout
    Geo
     
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    This is definitely not an easy repair and really needs two people to 're-roll' the tension back into the internal spring.

    I really do suggest that you leave it to an 'expert' because you can do a lot of harm to yourself and to the RV. If you overtension the topper then you can stop the slide going in and out properly which will allow water ingress into the RV past the rubber 'buffers'.

    It is not a difficult job but it does require more than one pair of hands and a little knowledge does help!

    Dick
     
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    thanks for the info i have done a quick repair with 4 zip clips it looks ok for now .it is booked in at traval world to get it done properly :BigGrin:
     
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    Lyndon
    Compared to the RV windscreen we replaced in the Sahara Desert, that we lost two stone in sweat doing:Eeek:
    and we were forced to replace with 6 x 6 packs :thumb:
    This awning Jobby is only a couple of Tinnies worth:Doh:
    Geo
    PS Dick is wise to advise caution
    These awnings Can BITE!!!!
     
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    The voice of experience ... :Laughing:
     
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    :Laughing: i remember it well there was a lot of hands on hips and

    teeth sucking going on that day, i had six tins and was only watching :Wink:
     
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    :BigGrin:You had six tins while you were asleep Mark:Doh:
    You still in Froggy land?:thumb:
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    home now:BigGrin:
     
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    My left arm is still about 3 inches longer than my right arm - and I never did find that screwdriver that I was using as a tension lock! :Eeek:
     
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