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Old 05-31-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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Awnings for slides

I was curious as to how difficult it is to install a slide for an awning. I was quoted about 1-1/2 hr labour at $123/hr and the 11' awning was about $380.

I am very handy with tools, but dont want to risk wrecking the fibreglass sides of the trailer.

Is it worth saving the $$? or just suck it up and pay for the service?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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I was curious as to how difficult it is to install a slide for an awning. I was quoted about 1-1/2 hr labour at $123/hr and the 11' awning was about $380.

I am very handy with tools, but dont want to risk wrecking the fibreglass sides of the trailer.

Is it worth saving the $$? or just suck it up and pay for the service?

Thanks in advance.
don't you mean an awning for a slide? I wouldn't do it
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
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Crap!!! When I called the dealer today to ask him, I said the same thing...somedays I just get my mixed words up...
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:26 PM   #4
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I put a 13 ft slide topper on my previous TT (a Cheeroke) and It took about an hour + with a little help from the wife (needed her to hold up one end so I could mark the drill points). Its really not too hard if your the slightest bit handy and when all was said and done, It looked like a factory job. Just take your time and read all the diections first, then re-read them as you go thru the install process. Good luck!
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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I would see if you can get a copy of the instructions and see if you can handle the job - I always try to read first and see if I am capable of doing it before I commit depending on what it is
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:05 PM   #6
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I installed 3 on my fifth wheel trailer. Not to tough. I bought Carefree Kover II. Instructions were excellent. Biggest problem was access to both sides as you slide the fabric into the channel. A two person job and I used steel scaffolding. The screws were special drill screws that really hold. Good luck on your project.
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