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Comparing our Off-White, Champagne & Sand Colors September 26 2018, 0 Comments

We at Tough Tops do our best to address questions we get from our wonderful customers to make everyone’s user experience with us the best it can possibly be. One question we get often  is also one that is sorta tough to answer: “What is the difference in color between our off-white, champagne and sand colors on our 15oz. fabric?”

First off we have stated that our colors do NOT match A&E Dometic or Carefree of Colorado! The Tough Top colors of off-white, champagne and sand are not far off from each other, but they do have different color shades and this can be important when trying to choose the right color for your needs. On our website we do have color swatches and we also overlay those colors over an awning to give you an IDEA of what the color may look like on your rig.

The Tough Top Awnings website showing colors


We sell 95% of our awnings through our website and this means most of you are seeing the awning colors though the eyes of your computer. And for those who have computer knowledge know that computers show you color differently depending on the room light and glare... BUT more importantly by the color calibration of your computer monitor. We put this to the test one day at our offices and saw that the color swatches on the website slightly varied from the three computers we had in the office.

SO, WHAT TO DO? To be honest, the computer calibration has not been a big issue but wanted to bring it to everyone’s attention….most folks just want to see the differences in the shades between the three….So below are the three colors next to each other for comparison. If you still are not sure, the next step would be to contact us and we can send you a fabric color sample so you can see the color in person to make the right choice.


Click here to go to the 15oz page and learn more



If anyone has any questions or comments or suggestions about our colors feel free to contact us….We would love to hear from you.

To learn about all our products and see complete product list, click HERE

*** If you are concerned or interested in the calibrating of your computer screen….First off I would go to a website you know and have a good understanding of the colors….for example, if you shop at Target, go get a Target bag or newspaper ad and compare the red color of the logo with what’s on your screen…if it’s off you know your screen needs calibrating….here is a link to help you out.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-calibrate-your-monitor/

Happy RVing


Tough Top Awning Product Line April 04 2018, 4 Comments

We have said many times how much we love the RV industry and feel honored to be part of it, we love meeting all the wonderful RVers and enjoy helping each one of you find the replacement RV awning for your RV or trailer!

 We have been in business for over 12 years now, and we have added many new products over the years. If you are a new RVer, or an experienced one we still get questions about what kind of RV awning you need. Below is a list of the entire Tough Top Awning product line with a description of each product to help you decide what awning is best for you.

 As always if you have any questions you can email us or give us a call.

 

OUR AWNINGS

SLIDE OUT TOPPER
REPLACEMENT FABRIC RV Awning.
A fabric that attaches to the coach or a guard to a roller tube that covers a slide out (bump out) room that extends from a coaches side.
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Patio RV Awning. Either an electric or manually operated awning that comes out over the passenger side of a coach or trailer that extends approximately 8 feet over the main entry door.
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Omega RV Awning.  A discontinued product made by Carefree of Colorado.  This slide out topper also, doubled as a window shade to pull down and secure to the side of a slide out to act as a slide topper and window shade.
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WITH VALANCE
WITHOUT VALANCE

 

 

 

Window/Door RV Awnings.  An awning that is either electric or manual that extends over a window or an entry. 
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CAREFREE MANUAL OVER THE DOOR
CAREFREE MARQUEE OVER THE DOOR/ WINDOW
A&E DOMETIC OASIS DOOR
REGULAR RV WINDOW
TALL RV WINDOW

 

 

 

Privacy Panel. (RV Awning extension.)  A fabric that attaches to the bottom channel of a roller tube to extend your main pull-down patio awning space or provide shade and privacy.
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 RV Awning Accessories

Soft Connect (Made by Tough Tops).  A 4.5 inch or 5.5" strip of fabric used to attach a Carefree of Colorado main electric patio awning with an Aluma Guard to the coach.  This thin fabric would run the top edge of the guard the entire length the guard. GO TO ACCESSORY PAGE

 

Anti-Bellowing Device.  A small kick stand looking leg that mounts on an A&E Dometic slide topper's end cap.  Positioned at 1pm on the driver side and 11am on the passenger side with the room in, it would prevent the fabric from unraveling when in transit. GO TO ACCESSORY PAGE

 

Pull Straps (Made by Tough Tops).  A thin strap that mounts to the underside of the roller tube on a A&E Deometic or a Carefree of Colorado manual pull down patio awning. 
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Straight Pick.  A short stainless steel handled pick.  Used to secure a roller tube on an A&E slide out topper or an A&E Electric Main Patio Awning.  For the purpose of securing the spring for fabric replacement. GO TO ACCESSORY PAGE

 

Deflapper.  A device that sandwiches the fabric on a main pull down patio awning.  To stop the fabric from slapping in the wind.  This device secures to the structure legs.
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Fuel filter Vise Grips.  A specialized round gripping pair of vise grips designed to grab round items and lock them securely in place.  This is a very useful tool for securing roller tubes on Carefree of Colorado Slide Toppers.
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Silicon.  A type of spray lubricant that has been used by professional awning installers to ease the entry of new fabric into old channels.  Our CRC brand is good fit for installation as it doesn't leave behind a residue. GO TO ACCESSORY PAGE

 

 

We also have some installation kits available....Please visit our full Accessory Page HERE

 

Happy RVing