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Old 05-25-2020, 12:41 PM   #1
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Awning repair

Accidentally tore about a 3 - 4 inch slice in our awning when retracting. It's where the center pole connects, near the outer edge. Have researched some repair options - has anyone had luck with clear RV repair tape ? Getting mixed messages on reviews in Amazon - particularly XFasten RV Awning tape.

Are there better options than tape out there? Awning is in great shape otherwise. 1994 Excella 34'.

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Old 05-25-2020, 01:09 PM   #2
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I have pur. sunbrella from Sailrite prices very good. I would pur small piece matching fab. then hand stitch patch using clear nylon thread. IMO tape patch not nice nor long lasting repair.
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Old 05-25-2020, 01:18 PM   #3
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I also bought a small swatch of matching fabric and used fabric cement for several small patches. Wish I could recall the brand of fabric glue; it’s held up well for 5-6 years.
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Had a hole in a previous awning. Zipdee sent me some matching material which I made a patch. I attached the patch with silicone sealer based on their recommendations. The patch was doing great many years later when the trailer sold.
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Awesome ideas, thanks. Will find matching fabric and go that route.
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Old 05-26-2020, 07:22 AM   #6
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We had a small hole from wear. I contacted ZipZee and they sent me a scrap of fabric that matched the color, and I used some waterproof fabric glue that I got at the local hardware store. That was 5 years ago and it is still holding.


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Talk with Linda at Zip Dee. (800) 338-2378
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Actually I think she's the de-facto historian of Zip Dee.
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Again, much thanks. I will call Linda.
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