Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-13-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
Senior Member
jerry davis's Avatar

Alpine Owners Club
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fremont, Ca
Posts: 712
Slide topper replace

Anyone replaced their toppers? Thought I would tackle the job if it's not to difficult.

Jerry and Judy
Fremont, California
2017 Dutch Star 4018
toad 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
jerry davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-13-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
Mr_D's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 31,293
Yep, did it on our rig then helped a member (Lloyd) here with theirs.
Not difficult at all unless you get in a hurry and take the old one off without "pinning" the roller and you lose the tension.
Much easier if you have two people, one to guide the new material in and one to pull it into place.

2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
Senior Member
daveshan's Avatar

Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Durango CO
Posts: 581
Did ours last fall, sourced the top from Tough Top. Good directions came with it, does IMO require 2 people, my wife held the fabric up and I pulled it, worked well, gets really tight toward the end of the 15' run on the LR slide. Here's a link to a thread with pictures of the job. Link.

EDIT: I got a strap wrench from Home Depot, made twisting the roller very easy.
The above post is just my experience/opinion which is worth exactly what you paid for it.

'05 Lance 845/'06 F-250 or '99 Alpine 36SDS Usually towing an '01 Wrangler locked on 35"s or moderate '98 Cherokee on 33"s (rear locker only)
daveshan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2013, 09:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
Refuse1's Avatar
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Des Moines,Iowa
Posts: 223
I bought mine from Tough Top too. Ray is great to deal with and provides a terrific product at a fair price.

The awning fabric is fairly simple to replace and comes with instructions.

2001 Alpine 36MDDS
Refuse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2013, 12:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 231
Jerry, Several of us with same vintage Alpines have had to replace them over the past year. I found that "Shade Pro" in southern California price's were reasonable and included excellent installation. They were able to repair a botched job done by another outfit and coordinated it with the manufacturer, so that it was done under warranty. To some degree they are gypsies and attend most large rallies. They diagnosed mine at FMCA-Gillette and repaired it a month later at the NWMH-Albany rally. At both rallies they did installs on ACA member coaches. They do nothing but awnings. The lesson I learned is that; otherwise good shops who only do a couple of awnings a year can easily botch the job. I was able to closely watch 3 different of their installers, and they were all good. There seemed to be a couple of neat little processes, tools and parts that they used that an average RV shop or owner might not know or think about. Mine was originally replaced under an insurance claim (wind); but if cost was out of my own pocket (and knowing what I know now) I would probably pass on the DIY project and have then do it. Matt
Matt & Lorraine Moniz
'05-36MDDS Alpine / '14 Honda CRV
Sunnyvale, CA
zinom is online now   Reply With Quote

replace, slide

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.