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Old 02-20-2015, 02:48 PM   #11
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Good "you tube" videos on this. X2 on needing to people.
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:54 PM   #12
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Yep, YouTube has several videos on new installs and replacement fabric install. Very straight forward. Two people are a must, platform of some type is way better.
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:08 PM   #13
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Thanks I will look at the utube videos. You are a lot of help. It's much appreciated.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:42 PM   #14
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I checked out youtube... Found only one that was installation... And it didn't show the critical part of attaching the base unit along the wall. I'll have to swing by the camper in the morning for a pic... Assuming I can get through the snow.


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Old 02-20-2015, 10:16 PM   #15
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I agree the biggest percentage of posted videos don't cover the complete install/replacement. Not sure what video you watch but here's quite a few.


https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...awning+install+

This is another one from RVtravel.com



Hope this helps!
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:34 PM   #16
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When we bought our Georgetown (used), it had slide toppers. It turned out that the topper over the living room/dining room slide had been damaged by solar radiation. The rig had been parked for almost a year, with the slide deployed, when that side of the rig faced south. Despite what a lot of folks would think. sun can be a problem in Washington!

We had our topper replaced by a local RV repair shop. It was reasonably priced and sure beat the hell out of a 70-year-old trying to DIY.
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:19 AM   #17
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A couple pictures of my drip edge.

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KDHfan, if I had storage for my camper like that...

OK, so that's a fabricated drip edge meaning not a standard industry extrusion. It was made on an aluminum break with coil stock. In order to fit a topper, it would need to be removed. If there aren't too many fasteners, I would pull it off and fill the fastener holes with silicone and low expansion rivets to seal it. If there are a lot of fasteners, I would actually shear off the formed channel by fatiguing it along the bend fit against the wall. It'll break cleanly off. I'd then put the topper channel right above it and make it look like it was meant to be there.
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KDHfan, if I had storage for my camper like that...

Ha... Just a mile from my house... And only $40/month.

Thanks for the input. Gives me something to think about for sure. Only a few weeks till spring.


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Ha... Just a mile from my house... And only $40/month.
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Thanks for the input. Gives me something to think about for sure. Only a few weeks till spring.
You bet! Cannot come fast enough... Just shoveled 6" of snow.
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