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Old 12-12-2020, 12:10 PM   #1
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Question Awning Repair

Tree limb broke off and tore a hole (approx 2" in diameter) in the awning when it hit. Coach is less than 2yrs old and awning is in otherwise great shape so I would like to repair if possible. What is the preferred repair method or product?

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Old 12-12-2020, 12:20 PM   #2
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Folks in here have mentioned using clear Gorilla Tape; with good results...
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Old 12-12-2020, 01:30 PM   #3
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Tree limb broke off and tore a hole (approx 2" in diameter) in the awning when it hit. Coach is less than 2yrs old and awning is in otherwise great shape so I would like to repair if possible. What is the preferred repair method or product?
I used black 4" wide Gorilla Tape on mine. It does not look professional but it works. So far so good.
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Old 12-12-2020, 01:52 PM   #4
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You can actually buy awning repair tape that has some up protectant quality. Be sure to tape both top and underside. Itíll last several years. It also works to patch a hole accidentally punched in fiberglass.
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Old 12-12-2020, 02:48 PM   #5
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IMHO if you're willing to spend $20 for gorilla tape or $50+ for a roll of awning tape to use 6" just replace the fabric & be done with it. Depending on the awning size there are several online places that sell replace fabric for awnings, some original quality & some much better, that are suprisingly not that expensive & with another person & ladder it's a relatively simple job.
I replaced fabrics on all 3 slide toppers on my last 5th wheel, the most expensive was for the 12'er at $105. Took my SIL & I an hour to do the 1st & did the other 2 in less than an hour for both.
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:40 PM   #6
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How to tape/repair the awning from the TOP, especially if the damage is more in the center part of the awning, rather than at the edges that might be accessible with a ladder or from the roof?
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:56 PM   #7
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How to tape/repair the awning from the TOP, especially if the damage is more in the center part of the awning, rather than at the edges that might be accessible with a ladder or from the roof?
Roll the awning up to the tear, climb up the ladder, tape both top & bottom, roll awning back out & sit under it with a cold beverage.
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:38 PM   #8
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Had 4" tear in a topper several years ago, I sewed it up using a canvas repair kit. Held until another tree limb extended itself automatically and ripped the rest of it.
Replacing a 20' long one of these took three people with the correct ladders.
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Old 02-24-2021, 05:39 AM   #9
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Roll the awning up to the tear, climb up the ladder, tape both top & bottom, roll awning back out & sit under it with a cold beverage.
Can't stop the awning mid-way. Push the button, it fully deploys. Push it again, it fully retracts. Tho' I suppose I could cut the power on the fly to stop it where the patch is needed...? (with a cold bevvie, of course)
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