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Posted: 06/13/22 07:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for a recommendation for an awning repair kit or tape. We have a less the a pea size bigger then a pin hole in our awning near the top of our camper. We don’t want to replace the awning. We’re going to be either going to a motor home or a smaller TT. Thank you in advance

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Patch or replace? The decision, in my opinion, mostly depends on the location of the defect. The highest stress places on awning material are at the edges, especially where the awning joins the RV side wall or the roller. If the defect is at or adjacent to these locations - I recommend replacement. If in a lower stress location, almost any of the adhesive tape products designed for awning repair will work.
I managed to delay awning material replacement for an entire season for a tear at the edge next to the RV side wall. I slipped a Camco plastic light hanger into the awning track and and applied Gorilla Duct Tape that not only covered the tear on both sides of the material, but also wrapped around the light hanger. The light hanger acted like a crutch to absorb some of the stress. But ultimately, I installed new awning material.

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A couple years ago we drove our little motorhome with a really bad awning from Indiana to our new home in Florida. The awning had a lot of tiny holes in it and had started to delaminate in the area where it attaches to the awning rail. We went to an RV supply house in Elkhart and bought some awning repair tape. We used the entire roll and I was the one who liberally applied the tape. We did not plan on using it so I wasn't real careful about putting it on. . . just wanted it to hold together till we got it to Florida. Two years later, I took the coach for some other work and asked about replacing the awning. The tech said, "Well let's pull it out and see what we've got." To my surprise, it opened up exactly how it should and appeared to be well intact especially where the tape (now almost welded to the fabric) had been placed. He said, "Whoever put that tape on knew what they were doing!" I just laughed. He said he thought I could use the awning for prolly another year and it would work fine. As it was, I had already decided to get it in shape because I do want to trade up. So I called an outfit to replace the fabric. It was expensive, but the awning is beautiful and works well.

But the tape worked well. I wouldn't hesitate to use it. You've got nothing to lose.

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The dealer told me there’s a tape or glue/sealer. The TT isn’t quite 2 years old so the material isn’t in bad shape. We have about 4 or 5 trips this year

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Just use some Eterna-bond tape. Everyone should carry a roll of that stuff, just like ductape and caulking.

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Posted: 06/13/22 05:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The awning repair tape works well and last for a very long time. I would go that way if I were you.
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Repair tape at Amazon.com

Repair tape at Camping World

* This post was edited 06/19/22 05:14pm by BarneyS *


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For a hole that small, the awning repair tape linked above is the way to go.


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Thank you for the replies. I’m going to order some tape tomorrow. We’ve got a trip end of next week.

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