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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. ;-)
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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Related & Recent Videos:
- All of our Awning & Slide Topper Replacement Videos
- How To Replace an RV Patio Awning (Original Version)
Featured & Related Products:
- Tough Top Awnings (Get a 5% Discount when you use code “RVGEEKSROCK” at checkout online or on the phone) – NOTE: the straight pick we used to pin the roller tube is available from Tough Top… so order one with your replacement fabric!
- Folding 7′ Step Ladder
- Dewalt Cordless Drill
- Tape Measure
- Vice Grips
- Silicone Spray
- Utility Knife
- Pop Rivet Tool
- Pop Rivets
- 8″ Wire Cutters
- 10″ Flat File
- Masking Tape
- Flat File
- ProFlex Clear RV Sealant
- Caulk Gun
- Diagonal Cutting Pliers
Even though we're handy RVers, we're not professional technicians. So although we're happy with the techniques and products we use, you should be sure to confirm that all methods and materials are compatible with your equipment and abilities. Regardless of what we recommend, consult a professional if you're unsure about working on your RV. Any task you perform or product you purchase based on any information we provide is strictly at your own risk.