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Old 09-28-2017, 11:36 AM
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Default rv8 rear canopy stop

I am finishing up my RV8 and have been unable to find any information on this forum or in the instructions regarding a rear canopy stop to prevent the canopy from hitting the rear stab fairing. What am I missing?
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:45 AM
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I used black plastic irrigation tube from Lowes or Home Depot. Cut to length and push it inside the slider track on both sides.
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:48 PM
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I used black plastic irrigation tube from Lowes or Home Depot. Cut to length and push it inside the slider track on both sides.
I did the same, but the tube is transparent
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:02 PM
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Default Canopy Stop

I used a piece of garden hose. Works great. Just figure out where you want the canopy to stop, measure the distance in the track rail from the roller to the end of the track, cut the hose and push it in. your done. I just put one in one side.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:11 PM
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I used black fuel lint in the channel, makes a great stop.
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:08 AM
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Thanks to all. I used some rubber that I cut to fit inside the channel.
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