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Old 08-10-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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Replacing Slide-Toppers -> Better material?

So, we're about ready to replace our slide-toppers. The material is literally coming apart at the seams and some spots look ready to dissolve (we have one topper that's developed a saucer of a sag on one side). I find it very poor quality considering our coach is only 2008. These are Carefree toppers.

Anyone replaced with anything that's more durable/better? Any thoughts/ideas?

We're getting a bunch of work done in Oregon when we get there in a week and thought we'd add this on. We may do it ourselves too, but just need to know where to buy the material.
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I'm planning on buying some Sunbrella fabric and making my own. Should be easy to do as long as you get it square.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:40 AM   #3
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RV Slide Out Awnings, Replacement Fabric

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:13 AM   #4
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Try this one, ours need replacing too and I'm going to get these. I got an estimate for our longest one and it was only $160 incl. shipping.

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Very happy with tough tops

We were pleased with our new slide out toppers Ray's great to work with had them in 5 days & easy to install.
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We got ours at the same place Gary did about two years ago and it's doing fine. Easy install but you'll need a helper, my wife helped me and it was done in about an hour. Here are some pictures of the project.

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=ae67f...2766057%212490

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Thank you so much everyone! Exactly the info I was looking for!
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I made mine out of Sunbrella 9.6 QZ. They have been on for 2 years now and doing great. Sunbrella is pretreated and it is outstanding for this type of use. I have a portable walking foot machine that I carry with me in the motorhome. I have used Sunbrella for boat covers that are more than 1o years old.
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