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Old 09-05-2018, 05:00 PM   #1
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awning replacement

we went out locally a couple of weeks ago and camped in a state park. all was well and we even stayed an extra day. great relaxing weekend. ir rained all day sunday and we got up monday and packed up and headed home. fast forward a week and i notice that the front of my awning is ripping away up fron right near the roof. i should say that it is a rockwood mini-lite 2502 and we have only had it since november. we bought it and no one had even turned on the stove. i think it was used as an extra bedroom. a couple of blow outs and we have new tires, and no more real problems. i know i bought used and all. any thoughts on trying to sew it up and patch it. i could stay quite a few nights if i don't have to replace it right away. thanks

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Old 09-05-2018, 06:11 PM   #2
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The best repair is to replace the fabric. There are youtube videos for DIY folks or an RV center can replace the fabric. Doubtful sewing wold work and likely the stitching would be like the perforation in a piece of paper to make tearing the paper (awning fabric) easier. If repairing the old ripped awning, patching with a good vinyl glue that bonds (melts) vinyl and gluing a new piece of vinyl fabric over the torn part might work for a while. Again, once the vinyl fabric is compromised, replacement is the best option. If the fabric is Acrylic cloth, I wouldn't even attempt repair and just replace. Unless making an acrylic cloth repair yourself, labor would likely exceed the cost of new fabric.

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Old 09-05-2018, 06:27 PM   #3
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if i repair it i will most likely do it myself. thought about trying to patch it up till later in the fall. i am due to have a knee replaced and it is surely going to make me cut back on the getting around. we were scheduled to head back to florida for a mount but that has ben put off also. i guess ill bite the bullet and order a new canvas. thanks.
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:18 PM   #4
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Please check out tough top awnings.
I am switching to this next season I have a white underside. And hate the mold and bugs I see. Going with black.
18í going to cost just under 300.00
Just check it out. Iíve searched several and Iím going with this fabric.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:38 PM   #5
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If it's a split you can most likely repair it with carpet tape on both sides of the fabric until you get it replaced. You could try Gorilla tape if you want something that kinda matches the color. It comes on different colors.
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