Question Tensioning a Carefree Slide Topper

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Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
My full wall slide topper seems to have too much slack. I'd prefer it be tighter like the other slides. Is there a process to adjust the slack and tension the topper?
 
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Nov 3, 2019
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143
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40’
TOW/TOAD
Jeep JKU
Yes...but it is done before the topper is slid into the track. They slide a web strap with the plastic beading sewn into one end. Wrap it around the roller a bunch of times...and pull. It pre-tensions the roller. Then they install the topper fabric.
 
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Nov 3, 2019
Messages
397
Location
TGO Titusville FL
RV Year
2015
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutchstar 4369
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CRV
Mine are loose too. It bothers me, but yet to find someone to tighten them.
 
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Where ever we park - Myrtle Beach Currently
RV Year
2019
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
2018 JL Wrangler Sahara
According to Newmar they are slack at the front of the coach to allow for drainage and other stuff. This is apparently a design "Feature"
 
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Messages
397
Location
TGO Titusville FL
RV Year
2015
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutchstar 4369
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CRV
My toppers collect lots of rain water. I have to lower the front end to dump the water, before retracting the slide, or the water gets pushed inside the coach.
 
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