RV slide outs revolutionized the way we travel and enjoy the great outdoors. In some cases, slide out living rooms can more than double the amount of space you have to work with inside your RV, making your stay more comfortable and allowing for more activities. Because this handy invention can be such an important component of your RV, it seems only right that you would want to take care of it and keep it in tiptop shape as long as possible.
To protect your RV slide out from the elements and keep your living space cool, we recommend installing a retractable awning over your slide out. RV slide out awning installation is a relatively simple process, and this small addition will work wonders in keeping debris such as sticks and leaves off the top of your awning which would damage the top seal of your sidewall cut out and cause the unit to leak. In this lesson, we walk you step by step through an RV slide out awning installation to demonstrate just how important an awning can be for the longevity of your RV components and your RVing enjoyment.
Quick and painless RV slide out awning installation
One of the most common concerns RVers have about buying and using a vehicle with a slide out living room is moisture leaks. However, whether it be excessive heat or a pesky water leak from the roof of your slide out, there’s a simple fix for any problem you might encounter: an awning. Awnings help to cover the roof and seams of your slide out, keeping water from building up and leaking into your cabin and sun from baking your living space.
Utilizing a slide out awning can negate a lot of issues on your RV, so we’ll show you how to complete an RV slide out awning installation. In this RV slide out awning installation, Dave Solberg and RVIA-Certified Master Technician Steve Albright teach you the expert technique for mounting rear and front brackets at the top of an RV slide out, then show you how to thread the awning and make sure each component is properly installed. You’ll also discover why it’s important to turn off the power supply on your RV, and see what Steve likes to use to ensure the awning remains rolled correctly in transit. Consider adding an awning to your slide out, we guarantee it’ll help!