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Old 07-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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Slide out awnings

I have a slide out awning that has about a 6" tear where the stitching is. I have heard about a tape that repairs this type of tear. It is clear, they say permanent adhesive and aprox $16.00 for a few feet. Has anyone tried this product? Is it any good? And where to purchase?
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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Don't know about the tape. I had mine taken off and restitched. The stitching is rotted out from the sun.

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I have a slide out awning that has about a 6" tear where the stitching is. I have heard about a tape that repairs this type of tear. It is clear, they say permanent adhesive and aprox $16.00 for a few feet. Has anyone tried this product? Is it any good? And where to purchase?

Just put on the tape a few weeks ago, so too early to tell but it is still attached.
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I used some a few years ago and was not too pleased with it. The tape peeled despite my careful cleaning of the awning before using. I found heavy duct tape worked better and lasted about twice as long.
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I put a nice tear in one of my slide out toppers with a tree branch. Since it was black I used Gorilla duct tape as a temporary fix. That was over a year ago and it's still 100% attached. Not even a loose corner yet. Gorilla tape is much heavier and stronger than ordinary duct tape.
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When we had our C class I used the clear tape from CW on the tear in our main awning..It was torn right where it attached to the metal cover. I taped it on top and bottom and it worked really good..
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When we had our C class I used the clear tape from CW on the tear in our main awning..It was torn right where it attached to the metal cover. I taped it on top and bottom and it worked really good..
My cousin did the same thing, about 3 years ago. It is still there and still looks good enough that it is not noticed by others.
I had a tear about 4" long that gapped open at the end. I sewed it together at the open end, then used the clear awning tape. It was still holding together when we sold the 5er.
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The awning tape seems to work ok to cover tears, but I'm skeptical about its use to replace a stitching. Is this stitched seam one of the ones that holds the rubber bead that attaches the topper to the side of the coach or the roller tube? Best solution for those two is to take the topped down, unroll it from the tube and have it re-stitched. Usually not all that difficult, though you will need a helper.
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