So.... I decided to get up on the roof the other day because I noticed the slide topper over my bed was coming apart on both edges. My intention was to get up there and sew it back together with fishing line at least till I could do something a bit more substantial and permanent. Well.. that isn't going to happen. Turns out the center part of the awning fabric has somehow pulled out of the track that runs along the side of the RV (not the slide end, the wall end).
I didn't get a picture of that. I have helped a guy in Florida to replace one of his slide toppers so I am very familiar with how that works BUT.....I've never seen this kind of... awning cap? Weather guard? I don't know what you call it.... and I know I need to remove it so I can remove the fabric for replacement BUT... how the heck does it come off?
My other question is this: What will happen if I can't get it off and I have to close the slide to move the RV (I actually have to take it in for a new roof because a massive tree branch caused impact damage to the fiberglass top and that repair is scheduled for Sept - oh, and I'm a full timer so this thing is never in storage.)
My seals all look pretty good but I'm going to have to add some 3/8 inch half round rubber tubing because the stupid things don't go in and out like they are supposed to and I found water coming in until I went around and flipped them all out... so I at least know what's going on there and will address that but back to this awning situation....
The only documents I have for this RV state they are Dometic but it's a very "generic" manual and I found out that these awnings are not "original equipment" so somewhere along the way they were replaced and I have no clue who the manufacturer is of the awning hardware or the fabric. My hope is someone here might be able to enlighten me.
That said.... what do I do with this?