Originally Posted by tommc2000
Was it hard to install the topper? Looking to add one to mine.
No, got a 8 ft. Solera Slider from CW online It came complete with all hardware. I just checked online and they do have a 8' 6" in white for $265.00. I would do an 8' 6" if I did it over again.
You will need a roll of 1" putty tape to put behind the rail and brackets. I put the awning rail (centered) about 1.5" below the top drip molding. The brackets that attach to the slider go inside the aluminum edge pieces. Not on the extruded aluminum. The instructions are not clear on this point.
All the screws found something solid under the aluminum skin to attach to. I used a power driver.