Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-22-2018, 10:14 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 8
Torn Slide Roof Cover

I've developed a tear in the roof cover of the streetside slide on my 2009 Adventurer 35A. With the slide out, it is in the middle of the rear edge and extends straight forward about two (2) feet. My questios are 1) can it be repaired or do I need to have it replaced, and 2) If it needs to be replaced, any idea what that will cost and how long it will take? Thanks.
Skyhawker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 01:08 PM   #2
Winnebago Owner
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 240
I would get hold of an awning company they do have mobile units and have them give you a quote on a fix or replace. They will come to you so on your schedule most of the time.
Ray & Diane
2005 Winnebago Vectra 36RD
Honda CRV
RD Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2018, 10:22 PM   #3
Oldchinahand's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 350
Do not know how handy you are skyhawker, but Amazon, Walmart, Camping World, etc all carry awning repair tape. It is an adhesive tape.

Helped a neighbor tape a tear in his slide cover several years ago. Still holding up.

We tore our lvngrm slide cover last spring. SWMBO's esthetic does not embrace voyage repairs that become permanent. Ordered both lvngrm and bdrm slides from ToughTop for $304. This 71 year old and his 45 year old son installed both in about 1 1/2 hrs.

Not selling ToughTop, just telling what I did.

Fair Winds and Following Seas
Terry & Rosalina
2007 Winnebago Journey 34SE
Retired Navy Mustang & Navy Wife
Oldchinahand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2018, 07:29 PM   #4
Winnebago Master
Ray,IN's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 697
Yep, the nylon-reinforced clear awning tape is quite durable, and if the tear is taped carefully(on both sides) it can only be seen if one knows what they are looking for. My cousin taped his main awning and the tape lasted 8 years.
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2018, 01:16 AM   #5
Winnebago Camper
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 43
I used Eternabond tape on mine both sides of rip 2 years ago. Still holding up fine. Surface prep is the key. I cleaned with lacquer thinner then iso alcohol.
03 Workhorse 22K Winnebago Adventurer 35U
2012 Honda CRV and 2001 Nissan Frontier
Fletcher0077 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2018, 02:42 AM   #6
Journey39n's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: on a constant, around the country, trip!
Posts: 293
I did use some clear awning tape to reinforce some leading edge spots that were starting to let go. lasted several years. After 6 years of full time camping, the oem toppers were losing some stitching, and were not rolling smoothly. I contacted 'Tough Tops' in Vancouver, WA, gave them my measurements, a couple of weeks later, I had three new topper fabrics delivered to my RV site. Costs for the three toppers were $140, $160, and $179 based on size. Following their video instructions, this old guy replaced all three by myself. Would have been much easier with a helper, but all turned out great.

And, an added bonus, the fabric was much better than the oem stuff, much quieter in wind storms, puddled less, and rolled up / deployed much smoother. Very, very happy with the product. Replacement was 2 1/2 years ago, still as happy as can be.
2010 Journey 39n - 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk - in our 9th year living aboard, now in Texas for the winter season
Journey39n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2018, 04:52 PM   #7
Winnebago Camper
2 Stroker's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Warren, Oregon
Posts: 5
I just had all of my topper replace with Stone Voss toppers. Mine came stock with Carefree of Colorado and these are $200 less and only took 5 days to get them from Florida to Oregon, great toppers and Ingrid is great to work with.
RV Awnings & Slide Toppers From Stone Vos
2 stroker
2006 Country Coach Inspire 360 40ft Genoa Designer Series, Samsung 197 RR
Cat C9--STEEL & COPPER Bolt Together Radiator w/ updated rubber mounting
SilverLeaf 330 Magnum 2812 PSW 2011 Ford Edge Sport-Air Force One
2 Stroker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 05:25 PM   #8
Winnebago Master
bobmac's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 521
Call Tough Tops and determine the cost of a new topper. Yours is likely in poor shape after 10 years and could fail again. Read the instructions on their web site on removing and installing a new topper yourself. It is very simple with a second person helping and you might as well do it sooner rather than later. My guess is it would be in the same range price wise as a repair.
09 Journey 39Z
Southern Ontario
bobmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2019, 07:35 AM   #9
Winnebago Camper
Catawampus34's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Sturgeon Bay, Wi
Posts: 20
I know this is a slightly older post but thought I would add that we just had our slide topper replaced. We accidentally rubbed a sign and it ripped the slide topper. We are staying in Mesa for a month so I called home to get an estimate from our Winnebago dealership. Price was around $225 plus $70 shipping if I wanted to install it myself. I then called an RV Awning Repair Company out here who gave me a price of $270 installed!! Well, had them come out and had a new slide topper installed and they even fixed a couple of rivets that popped. Couldn't be happier.
Catawampus34 is offline   Reply With Quote

roof, slide

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any 06-07 Winnebago View owners with one worn seat cover, one good seat cover? TROLL Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 0 08-05-2018 08:50 AM
Torn Gasket RMSmithJr General Maintenance and Repair 6 07-14-2018 11:44 PM
Roof Sealant for vent cover Cover Dog General Maintenance and Repair 6 10-12-2017 12:15 PM
Roof vent cover Tpflyer General Maintenance and Repair 7 03-29-2013 11:59 PM
To cover or not to cover? FrankO General Maintenance and Repair 24 06-04-2007 04:10 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.