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Old 02-04-2006, 03:02 PM   #1
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Has anyone put a awning on a slide on their trailer? Is it very hard can you do it yourself ? We are going the Myrtle Beach in a couple of months and I was told to get the awning man by a friend. I got a price from a RV dealer and it was around $500 for the large slide. That seemed a little high to me.
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Has anyone put a awning on a slide on their trailer? Is it very hard can you do it yourself ? We are going the Myrtle Beach in a couple of months and I was told to get the awning man by a friend. I got a price from a RV dealer and it was around $500 for the large slide. That seemed a little high to me.
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:50 AM   #3
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It is not extremely difficult, however when we do awnings of any type we usually do this with a team of three, two to help push the awning down the Track, and one to help feed. As at his is a new install Minimum of two folks, one to help hold in position, the other to screw in the mounts. Make sure you use a good sealent to close up the gaps along the top.
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:42 AM   #4
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Hi Tom
We had our 2 slides done at Camping World in Myrtle Beach in 2003 right after we got our Sprinter. I can not remember how much it was now, but I do know it was right much.

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Old 02-07-2006, 10:16 AM   #5
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We had a slide out awning installed on the superslide of our TT the before the start of our second camping season. It doesn't look like it would be something difficult to install, but since it would require the drilling of holes in the side of the slide out fiberglass, I wanted it done right the first time. So I cheated and had them install it. There are many different styles out there, but we went with the tried and true A&E that our dealer had in stock and even with installation and taxes, it was less than $450.00.

I find that the slide out is much cooler now sine the roof of the slideout is not in direct sunlight anymore. That also means that the seals are out of the sun and that there is much less chance of debris landing on the slideout roof and then damaging the seals when the slide out is closed.

A worthy investment that I recommend.

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Thanks everybody for the information. I am not sure what I am going to do but as Mike said not sure I want to do the drilling in the side of the fiver, so I am going to let someone else do it.
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We had them thrown in when we purchased our new montana, but we do love them for 1)like mentioned before they keep the slides a lot cooler in the sun light. & 2)most important to me, they keep the top of the slides clean of leaves and other garbage from being retracted back into the trailer.
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Check with CW sometime they offer free installation on the slide toppers. I too had mine thrown in on my deal, and would not have a slide without one!!!
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I had mine done too. I don't like drilling holes either.

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