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Old 12-10-2018, 07:18 PM   #1
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Awning rotting at furthest awning tube.

Good evening. I have a 2013 Cougar 318 SAB 5th wheel. i noticed my awning is starting to rip away from the tube that is not at the RV side. It is about 6 inches now but seems to be growing. I am trying to determine if it can be fixed rather than having to have it replaced. Picture enclosed. Thank you for your time.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:45 PM   #2
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Maybe hand sew a patch there as a crutch for a few trips.
You will need new awning soon
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:09 PM   #3
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Appears to be along the stitch line. You may be able to have a new bolt sewn in. Awning would be about 1 1/2" shorter.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:17 PM   #4
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Once you start having tears anywhere, it's only a matter of time until you will be forced to replace the fabric. You can usually catch a sale and install yourself to save $$$. Not that bad a job and lots of videos available to help you out.
Have never seen any kind of awning patch that lasted more than a year, depending on how how often you use your awning.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:21 PM   #5
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The fabric will need replacing soon. Being a 5-6 year old awning, if it has seen a lot of sun I am not surprised that the fabric is seeing the end of its life.



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Old 12-11-2018, 02:35 PM   #6
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I would try some eternabond tape first. I have replaced the fabric on mine. Fairly simple to do
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:50 PM   #7
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X2 on tape. It will prolong the life of the awning. I have also replaced two trailer awnings. Two ladders and two persons needed. You tube videos very helpful.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:30 PM   #8
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Thank you all for your suggestions and also for how rapidly you responded. I now know what to do. Best Regards.

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Looks like a job for duct tape until you can replace the fabric.
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Put some external bond tape on both sides. Clean good first.
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