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Old 09-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Canvas Repair

We discovered about a 4 inch tear in the canvas on our slide out dinette (HW 296). We didn't notice this during our inspection when we bought it from the prior owners, so we may have inadvertently done this during the 4 weeks that we've owned it.

In any event, I'd like to get it repaired so it is back to original condition as much as possible. I've called around to several local places including RV dealers and canvas repair shops. Everyone says that I need to remove the canvas myself and bring to the shop to have it sewn back up.

My questions for the forum are 1) is removing it for repair the only way to get a good quality repair; and 2) if yes, should I attempt to remove it myself or will some RV dealers do this for me (I have yet to find one).

As always, thanks for the advice!

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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any canvas repair shop should be able to do this. they do similar types of things for boats.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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I don't know how good of a repair you want to do, but when I got a hole in my screen I used clear awning tape on both sides of the tear. It held for over three years until I traded it in.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:59 PM   #4
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Thanks. Will I need to remove the canvas before taking it to the canvas repair shop? Is this hard to do?

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you need to have the canvas shop look at it first, they may not need it removed.
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