I purchased an RV awning from RV Shade. I asked that he send me a DVD of how to install it myself. Solo. The awning cost me $228 and I had to buy a couple things to do the job myself. I purchased a pop rivet gun, some rivets and a file from Ace Hardware. I got the awning in a few days and the DVD the day before. Today I did the install myself and very pleased with results. The only difficulty I had was getting the holes lined back up on the end caps of the roller tube to reinstall the pop rivets. Other then that it is pretty simple and not nearly the PITA I thought it was going to be.