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Old 08-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Awning repair tape?

Hi all, has anyone repaired their awning with a heavy dose of duct tape. The awning closest to the roll up/down has seen better days. It has been hit by lots of light and sun (Sunline from Arizona, now in Southwest Colorado). Ideas? Suggestions? Cost of Replacements?
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We had the same issue and repaired ours with the awning repair tape found on Ebay and elsewhere. Specially made for this purpose. It has held all summer. Fingers crossed it holds up as new awnings are expensive !
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I bought white duct tape for mine. Just did it so can't say how it holds up, but I'll find out.
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This is the brand I have used.

http://www.lifesafedirect.com/images/rv.pdf

Amazon.com: Incom Manufacturing RE3848 3" X 15' Awning Repair Tape: Automotive

You can find it in many different RV type stores or online. Shop for the price.

I have had it last several years in patches that roll up in the awning. And it bailed me out this June before our 1,600 mile RV trip this summer as my awning up top is in real rough shape. I had to tape the entire length.

However I did use some of it up top last year on the awning and this spring it sort of dissolved. Do not really know what or how. I have never seen it do that before but it was toast after 1 season on the direct up top area. It is like maybe a cleaner I used affected it.

The duct tape, this is even more temporary. If you are looking for 6 months, the duct tape "might" hold providing it is high grade tape. Gorilla tape will be better however the colors may not be to ones liking. I used regular duct tape over my compartment locks so water does not freeze in them when we winter camp. I fold it back over itself to not have a sticky tab on both side and leave a 1" exposed sticky you stick to the door. This creates a flap over the lock. Many years ago you use to see these rubber flaps over padlocks out doors. It did not last well but made it through a winter no problem.

The sun beats the regular duct tape up pretty bad. However the Gorilla tape is now 2 years and counting, winter and summer and as good as the day I put it on.

The awning tape is clear and looks really good over the awning.

Later this year I have to replace the fabric on the main awning. It will not make it another year.

Hope this helps

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Wow, at Amazon, Camco 3x15" Awning repair tape 11.00
Incom 3x15 awning repair tape 15.26. As we say back east, what up wit dat?
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Camco made in China, Incom made in Canada and maybe USA. I saw both at a RV dealer a month or so ago. While I do like Camco, the quality I must say I questioned. I knew the Incom.
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We have a 1985 Sunline with the original awning and we have used the awning repair tape that we purchased at Camping World and it works wonders .. Ours was ripped on both outer sides and since using the awning repair NO More rips and it really works...
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We used the Camco stuff once and it was awfull. We got it because it was readily available at walmart. I took the fabric off the awning and cleaned the heck out of it. The Camco Awning tape started comming up after just 2 hours. I pulled it off and put good 'ole gorrilla tape on instead and it lasted untill I sold the trailer.
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