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Old 06-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hole in brand new awning.

So we finally got to get out and use the Roo this weekend. We had great fun! I noticed a small hole in the awning when I pulled it out. What is the best method of patching this so it does not get bigger and trash my fabric. This was the second time I have pulled the awning out.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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Any vinyl tape would work...you may even find the correct color.

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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how did this occur? did something sharp get caught in it, when you rolled it up?
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:22 PM   #5
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Hey guys, I am assuming its a problem from the factory as it was my second time bringing it out. The first time was in my driveway where there are no trees. This second time there were no branches anywhere near where the hole is.

I should have taken pictures, it's near the front of the trailer about 1' away from the side of the trailer.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:43 AM   #6
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Here is a picture of the small hole. Not quite sure about this one. I just find it strange there were no branches and it seems it would be slightly stretched around the hole if it was poked by something.

I am gonna look for a vinyl tape that was recommended, or a patch kit. May call Dometic about it and see what thy recommend.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:06 AM   #7
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I had a similar situation with a brand new Shamrock 23SS two years ago. Same size hole just a couple inches from the side of the camper. The dealer replaced the awning under warranty.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:34 AM   #8
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I'd be looking for that to be replaced under warranty.
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Warranty replacement for sure ....
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Take close up photo, notify dealer, make appointment to get it replaced
when it's convenient for you.
I wouldn't want tape on MY brand new awning no matter if it matched or
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Had a hole the same size and location as yours on our new trailer. Dealer (Camping World) has ordered a replacement under warranty.
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There is a product called Tear-Aid that I swear by, got it from amazon.com
It's so strong you can not even poke a hole in it with an ink pen. I repaired a section of my slide out awning that was starting to tear at the seam and it's holding up great!
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The fabric on my Carefree of Colorado electric awning seems so flimsy that it's almost like a sheet of thin plastic. Because it doesn't lower down to be wiped off like my old manual awning did, we've begun wiping it off with a
Swiffer as we roll it up. Afraid that we'll roll up a stick in there and punch a hole in it. We already found one place with a "dent" that I suspect was caused by a foreign object being rolled up in there.

Even if you don't park under trees, there's a good chance that sticks and pieces of bark can be blown onto the awning when it's windy.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:37 PM   #14
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Sorry for not updating this. My amazing dealer, over 2000 miles away, sent me a new awning. I was going to hang onto it until the spring before I attempt to install it! Thanks for the replies, hopefully someone can use this information in the future!
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