How to Replace RV Patio Awning Fabric – Dometic A&E – New EASIER Method

TheRVgeeks Awnings & Slide Toppers, Repair 9 Comments

We’ve demonstrated how to replace the fabric on many different awning & slide topper models. A few years ago, we showed how to replace one of the most popular patio awnings on the market – the manual pull-down Dometic/A&E.

We’ve now learned a new way to do the job… a considerably easier method than the old way. Here’s a step-by-step  tutorial, as we replace the awning on our friends Tom & Cait Morton’s 5th wheel. Watch the video above to see how surprisingly easy this job is for any reasonably competent DIY RVer (with the help of a couple of friends)! Since we’ve gotten positive feedback whenever we’ve included bloopers, look for a few at the end. wink

Of course Tom & Cait were rolling cameras too, so you can check out their version of the installation here:

Be sure to check out the Morton’s website and YouTube channel for lots of other great content:

Do you have a different model awning, or want to replace your slide topper fabric?

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  1. I don’t need a new awning, however, I always really enjoy and learn so much from your excellent and precision explanations on you “How To” videos. Thank you.

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  2. I’m getting ready to replace my electric awning on my 5th wheel. Thank you very much for the videos. I think they were just great.

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      That’s great, Robert! If you have a Dometic/A&E Weatherpro power awning, we replaced the fabric in ours about a year and a half ago (http://www.thervgeeks.com/awnings-and-slide-toppers/ae-weatherpro-awning-fabric/). We haven’t done a powered Carefree of Colorado patio awning yet, but the manual awning video may be of some help there (http://www.thervgeeks.com/awnings-and-slide-toppers/carefree-manual-patio/). And, if you’re ordering your replacement fabric from Tough Top, Tyler will be able to give you guidance on what you need to do!

      1. I will surely purchase from your sponsor. Your help is worth it. I will keep going back to your site also. Thanks again.

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