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Old 12-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #11
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Yachts, several years ago I faced a 50 MPH wind, plus my speed, and all of the unlocked awnings blew out. From then on I locked them for sure.

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Old 12-10-2013, 10:58 PM   #12
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I am going to ask engineering at Newell this question and see what the reasons for this is!

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I think a lot of it has to be the aesthetically pleasing to the eye aspect. They go for the "seamless" and "flush" mounted look for the slides.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:43 AM   #14
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I lock them from the widows down but not the center lock for the toppers
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:56 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by renewell View Post
When I asked that question of Newell, I was told they had problems in the past with the old style covers that had to be locked. Apparently people forgot to unlock them and did damage to the coach, awning, or both. They said they experimented with a "wiper" that worked for a while but not very well. One would think that with today's offerings it would be a no brainer to include protection on the new coaches, but who are we to question Newell?
IMO Slide toppers are a royal pain! In moderate to high winds, their flapping forces you to bring your slides in...making sleep arrangements impossible. They're also the first thing to wear, rip or weather as they stay deployed anytime the slides are out. The Pneumatic sealing element that current Newell designs offer provides much better protection, and no worries about rain, snow or freezing weather preventing you from bringing in your slides!

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