Last December I could not afford $2,000+ for 4 slides so I made my own. Now that spring is coming my DIY Awnings worked awesome. No problems with the snow here in Colorado. No problem with wind. Just some tarp noise when it was windy. I did all 4 DIY Awnings for about $100.00
This VELCRO-Brand-Industrial-Strength is the strongest stuff I have ever seen. Been using it for about 10 years. I'm and kinda a Velcro freak lol
Here is what you need. ( for 4 Slides )
3-boxes VELCRO-Brand-Industrial-Strength 2"X 15' @ Walmart 20 bux each
( depending on how many slides you have. I have 4 slides. The cost will be less if you have less slides )
1 15X 20 Heavy Duty Tarp Silver side up.
1 8X10 Heavy Duty Tarp Silver side up
measured length of each slide + 3 extra inches on each end to wrap around the edges of each slide <------>
Measured width of each slide ( average width 26 inches ) + 3 extra inches on each end to wrap around the edges of each slide.
My large slide was 41" wide.
Cleaned all surfaces with alcohol.
Attached Velcro to side of 5th wheel ( above gutter on each slide )
Attached Velcro to brown side of tarp. ( silver side up )
Attached tarp to side of 5th wheel
attached Velcro to outside edge of slide
Then attached other end of tarp to outside edge of slide.
It is awesome!
Just my DIY Awnings!
For those of us who can't afford the expensive Awnings!