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Awning Repairs and Replacement

Repairs to RV
Awnings and Slide

Trust the Professionals at RV Masters with the Repair or Upgrade of Your RV’s Awnings and Slide Toppers

For those who love to travel, the South is a great place to do it. The warm weather states are home to some of the country’s greatest cities, including New Orleans; however, the awning of your camper, 5th wheel, or motorhome is particularly vulnerable. Not only is it exposed to potentially adverse weather conditions, including thunderstorms and hail, but it may also start to break down with long-term exposure to the hot, southern sun. When this happens, many people may make the mistake of trying to tape the awning or slide cover back together, but this is a temporary fix at best and may lead to more expensive repairs in the future. Instead, trust your RV awning and slide topper/cover repair or replacement needs to the experienced professionals at RV Masters. Trust our expertise to make sure your camper’s awning is ready to travel across the country and enjoy everything the United States has to offer!


It is important for everyone to take care of their RV awnings; however, even with the best preventative maintenance, these awnings and slide covers are prone to being damaged. They are in an exposed location and, for those who use the RV regularly, may start to fail under continuous use. Some of the reasons why an RV awning or slide cover might get damaged include:

  • It might get blown apart by a strong gust of wind

  • The fabric might get torn by branches or other debris

  • Mold and mildew may start to collect and deteriorate the fabric

  • The supports may start to buckle under the stress of high winds and powerful storms

  • The gears and torsion springs may begin to fail

  • A torn awning can extend on it’s own, and when this happens while driving, we don’t have to tell you how dangerous that can be

When any of these issues happen, many camper, fifth wheel, or motorhome owners are tempted to try and handle the repairs themselves; however, DIY repairs often lead to bigger problems down the road.


Sooner or later, problems are going to happen with an RV’s awning or slide topper. When this happens, everyone needs to rely on the skills of a trained professional. An experienced RV technician knows how to take a look at an RV awning and diagnose the problem. No matter what the issue might be, the caring representatives at RV Masters will be able to go through the inspection process and make sure every part of your RV is in good working order. Then, once the problem is diagnosed, a critical decision needs to be made. Is it worth it to repair the camper awning? Or is it time to replace it?


One of the toughest decisions that an RV owner is going to have to make is whether to repair the awning or slide topper, or replace it entirely. That is one of the reasons why we are here to help. In some cases, the repair process might not be that expensive. If the damaged part can be repaired easily and the fix is going to work for years, then we will recommend that a repair be made.

damages RV awning in need of replacement

This RV’s awning was damaged beyond repair and needed to be replaced.

New awning installed on RV by RV mechanic

The awning was replaced and the RV left looking and operating better than new.

On the other hand, there are some situations where a repair on your RV doesn’t really make sense. Sometimes, the process of repairing the damaged part might be as expensive as replacing the awning entirely. At RV Masters, we are here to help you weigh the costs and benefits of every option. Let us guide you in the right direction.


Many of our clients come to us, not because their awning is broken, but because they want to upgrade from a manual awning to an electric awning. Modern awnings are available in armless designs to prevent bumping your head when walking past your RV (If you’re a seasoned RVer, you could feel the pain when you read that). Other options include one-touch extension & retraction and wind sensors that will automatically retract your awning when wind gusts get strong.

The addition of slide toppers decrease the maintenance and increase the value of your RV. Without these toppers, you should be checking the tops of your slides for debris before pulling them in. The problem is that people rarely do this, and this leads to damaged slide seals and subsequent leaks. Slide toppers greatly decrease the chance of debris falling onto the top of your slide and they’re added protection from sun and rain.

The team at RV Masters performs these upgrades often, and these upgrades are a favorite among our clients.

Contact RV Masters Today

If you are having problems with your camper, 5th wheel, or motorhome awning, then rely on RV Masters in LaPlace, Louisiana. We invest in the latest tools and techniques in our field so that we can provide you with the best service possible. Call us today at 504-466-3431 and learn more about our RV awning repair and replacement services.