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Old 03-04-2022, 10:08 AM   #1
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Slide Topper

I'm not sure if I can install a slide topper on my unit.
Something to do with a backing in the wall of the unit and slide for screw installation.
Anyone have a slide topper on any unit like mine?
I would install it myself, but I need to know.
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Old 03-05-2022, 09:45 AM   #2
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I looked up the owners manual and they have a picture of a slide topper on the slide.
If you have a stud finder, I would think that would help tell if there is any backing where you need it for anchoring. I find it hard to believe there isn't enough backing in there to install/anchor one. It's on page 24 or 25.



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Old 03-10-2022, 03:22 PM   #3
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We had them installed at a reputable dealer and about six years later we noticed the screws holding the brackets were pulling out. We had to put a piece of wood on the inside(so we didn’t have to tear it up)to work as an anchor spot. You don’t notice the wood at all. DIY is always what we try to do first!
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Old 03-11-2022, 04:36 AM   #4
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We had them installed at a reputable dealer and about six years later we noticed the screws holding the brackets were pulling out. We had to put a piece of wood on the inside(so we didnít have to tear it up)to work as an anchor spot. You donít notice the wood at all. DIY is always what we try to do first!
What unit is this?
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Old 03-11-2022, 11:25 AM   #5
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I'm not familiar with your particular RV, but with proper careful installation, you can install a slide topper on most any camper.
Generally, the rail that mounts to the main camper uses the same area as the gutter or side wall trim, with several screws a few inches apart, so that end isn't much of an issue.
The brackets that mount to the slide need to have very solid material behind them, and you want to find a main frame to mount at least one fastener, and hopefully both. Use a fastener as long as you can get away with.
My most difficult install was a Lance camper with an all aluminum frame, and no studs, and I was forced to mount the slide brackets higher than specs, to use the frame crossmember. I predrilled holes, and actually missed the frame because I thought it was wider than the 1" than it was, but was able to find it, and the bracket covered my bad holes (after filling).
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