Awning Repair...

#2
Awning Repair...

I used sail repair tape on a 6" edge tear 3 years ago.I got it at West Marine.I think I first pulled the tear together with a loose stitch.
BOB
 
#3
Awning Repair...

There is awning repair tape on the market made by Camco I think. We sell several rolls a season. It is clear and put it on each side. For the tear you are talking about it would work great.
 
#4
Awning Repair...

Let me guess... the tear is right up against the trailer, where the awning edge slides into the split rail....

I say this because the two or three rips I have seen were all at that location..
Seem that the rips are never in the middle where it is easy to work on.. Darn It !

The one rip I personally had was also close to the rail, but I was lucky that it tore about 2 inches out from the rail and I was able to sew it back together with some waxed sail twine..

The next year I replaced the awning. The old one was 5 years old and sun rotted..

good luck,

John
 
#5
Awning Repair...

John that is exactly what I did also, my rip was right under the gutter where it attaches on the end the manafacturer had a screw in the end to give it support which I removed first, and I was able to pull the awning out of where it was connected and I sewed it back togeather with a wax thread,then I took a very small drill bit and drilled some small holes in the bottom of the gutter,I was able to tamp it back in with a blunt piece of wood and then I sewed it again using the holes in the gutter to give it more support knot tying it each time I made a loop through the gutter, then I cut apiece of that clear awning tape and put over it, once I got that finished I took some some awning and tent spray waterproofing and sprayed it all and after I got my awning all washed real good I sprayed the whole awning with the water proofing top and bottom.
It seems as it will hold just fine. Later Jim
 
#6
Awning Repair...

Thanks for the help. I'll look for the tape at my local RV shop... Nope, it's not on the edge. I've only used the awning a couple of times and when I was rolling it up this last time someway I got the pull down strap in crooked and it was going to disappear when I finished rolling it up. I put the small rip in it with the pull down hanger trying to get it back down...

Kevin
 
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