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Replacing slide topper or awning fabric might just be our favorite RV project: Surprisingly Easy + Big $avings + Superior Results = Maximum DIY Satisfaction.
A 5% discount will save even more… and it might just be free! One lucky RVgeeks viewer will win $300 worth of custom-ordered replacement awning/topper fabric from Tough Top Awnings in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway.
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Besides the cost savings, maybe the best thing about replacing slide topper or awning fabric yourself is the noticeable increase in quality. Unlike many DIY jobs, where we strive to equal the caliber of work performed by a professional, this is one job where we can almost always surpass them.
That’s because taking your RV to a shop for awning or slide-topper replacement will usually result in the installation of original equipment (OEM) fabric. That’s the same mediocre fabric that failed in the first place!
We purchased our very first slide topper replacement fabric from Tough Top Awnings over 3 years ago, in 2012, and it’s still like new. Since then, we’ve replaced both of our other toppers, along with helping two other friends do the same thing on their rigs. The quality of Tough Top’s fabric is far better than the original, and the responsive customer service we experienced during our purchase was terrific too.
Between the savings on labor ($100+ per hour is common at RV shops) and the lower cost of the non-OEM fabric, the total works out to about 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of hiring a pro. An added bonus is that the job is surprisingly easy. Getting more for less might seem to violate the 2nd law of thermodynamics, but in this case it’s true!
Another plus is knowing that we’re supporting a small family business run by people we genuinely respect, because they’ve earned it. We really believe in the way Ray & Tyler run Tough Top Awnings and we’re proud to share our enthusiasm for the company and their products. And seeing the jobs we’re supporting up close and in person gave “Made in the USA” a whole new meaning for us.
If you’re not sure you can replace your own slide topper or awning fabric, and want to know what’s involved, check out our series of videos that show exactly how to do it. You might be surprised at how easy it is, especially slide toppers, which are a breeze.
As DIYers, the one thing we hate most is paying someone else to do a job that we could easily have managed ourselves, especially when we realize that we could have done it better and saved a ton of money in the process!
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Have your slide toppers or awning seen better days?
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On Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at 5:00PM Pacific Time, one lucky RVgeeks viewer will win a $300 Tough Top Awnings Gift Certificate! Use the form below to enter for your chance to win the same awesome slidetopper/awning replacement fabric that we use.
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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.