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Old 08-06-2014, 04:22 AM   #1
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Slide out topper

My slide-out topper is badly frayed, front and rear. Is there normally enough fabric rolled up to enable me to cut the worn section and attach the clean edge to the body?
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Should be if the slideout is not any deeper than 36". The tube needs to be pinned at each end with a long 1/8" diameter steel pin (nail, drill bit, cotter, etc.) through the end cap and axle. Then, the fabric and tube assmy can be removed (retract room a few inches to loosen tension) and make repairs.
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Youtube has a bunch of different videos showing how to replace the slide-out topper. Maybe watching that will help you to do what you want to do. Here is just one.

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:37 AM   #4
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Slide out topper

Thanks all for your ideas. Have viewed several on Utube. Have a little confidence to do it myself. Have been away all week again in my truck,as normal, need to order the replacement if necessary, over the weekend. Regards, Rex
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Wouldn't

Probably more work than it is worth to try to re-use old one. Likely is dried out delaminating and brittle. Replacement fabric is available at several places on line and is relatively easy to DIY. Have a helper handy will help a lot. Changed one of mine in about 45 minutes alone.

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Go to toughtopawnings.com and price out new ones. Just replaced two of the three awnings on my 2004. Need two people but easy to do (watch the video). Cost for two was about $300 and heavier than original a&e.
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Contact Chris @ Stone Vos. He is a fellow Monacoer and straight shooter. He will help you.
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One problem we encountered with the OEM awnings on our coach was the use of cotton thread on the seams

The fabric was Sunbrella. No problem with that, but sun and weather rotted out that cotton thread in about two years

Fortunately, we caught the failing seams in time to get them re-sewn before it was too late.

Now we have marine grade nylon thread on the repaired seams done by fellow friends at Quartzite back in 2010. Cost us some beer and wine but it's been good now for over four years!
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