Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-22-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 6
Torn Awning

The awning over the bedroom slide has a 4 inch tear near the outside end. I tried a piece of duct tape, but it started flapping during travel. Any suggestions? Please don't tell me I have to replace the whole thing!
__________________

__________________
Bruce-G is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-22-2010, 03:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Vegasdan's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,873
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce-G View Post
The awning over the bedroom slide has a 4 inch tear near the outside end. I tried a piece of duct tape, but it started flapping during travel. Any suggestions? Please don't tell me I have to replace the whole thing!
Try the awning repair tape. I got mine at Camping World. It's clear and sticks pretty good, you do have to replace it from time to time.
__________________

__________________
2001 National Tradewinds 7370 300 Cat
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
Officially fulltiming. The Journey Begins
Vegasdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 03:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
RJay's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,589
I like to use sail repair tape. It's available at West Marine and most marine supply stores. If not available awning repair tape works.

When making the repair, clean the area around the tear at least 4 inches using a cleaner that leaves no residue. Apply the tape so it overlaps the tear by at least three inches. Place a second piece of tape half lapped over the first, and a third piece half lapped over the first on the other half of the first piece of tape. Do this on both sides of the awning.
__________________
2007 Newmar DSDP 4023
Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.
If you want to see what man made go East; if you want to see what God made go West.
RJay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 03:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 179
No not the whole thing - - just the fabric. IF the fabric is sunbrella it can be stitched back together. I'm sure there are ways to repair the vinyl fabric ones, but the replacement cost of a new one is pretty cheap. Sunbrella replacement is more (of course), and replacement is usually what we do since it's usually sun faded and the rest of the fabric is so thin that it'll probably tear somewhere else.
__________________
InfinityJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 03:54 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,060
Sometimes there is enough fabric on the roller that you could remove the torn part and resew the pocket for the spline.
BOB
__________________
bldrbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 04:14 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Barbara S.'s Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Columbus, TX
Posts: 1,708
Send a message via Skype™ to Barbara S.
I tried the awning tape on mine and it did not hold at the seams. It might work ok for a tear in the center, but the other did not stay. I have been told the best thing would be to replace the awning fabric. I have been checking Craig's List and eBay for new awning fabric and then will pay to have it replaced.
__________________
Barbara Spade
Jaymie (Sheltie/Pom) and Luke (Sheltie/mix)
35' Sea View (Class A) MH & Honda CR-V toad.
Good Sam Charter Life member/FMCA/SI/Escapees/Thousand Trails
Barbara S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 01:11 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Triker56's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,946
Awning Repair Tape will work to stop a rip.
I have used it on patio awning and a slide out awning.
Long lasting.
__________________
99 Discovery 34Q ISB
2014 MKS AWD EcoBoost Toad
Fulltime Since "99"
Triker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 01:58 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
azloafer's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,170
We had our awning and slide topper replaced by the insurance company under COMPREHENSIVE WIND DAMAGE. That's why I stick with State Farm. In this case State Farm took care of the replacement and there is no deductible on the comprehensive. They also replaced the Windshield at the same time. The bill was around $4,000. At that time I still had Good Sam Road Service and State Farm reimbursed us for Good Sam's labor charge to tie everything back together for transport.

We were told by other campers and the road service company that CoachNet is the better of the two large road service companies so we now have CoachNet. The $4,000 damage was on a prior coach and the Micro and water lines on our present coach. We have RV Elite as our extended warranty RV Contract and recently used them for replacing the Micro control panel and four water lines for a single $100 deductible.

It gets expensive to carry the insurance company and the road service and extended warranty, BUT we have received more money from them this year (2010) than the cost of the policies.

The big hurt to our budget was our recent Arizona MH license plate renewal...$2,000. You read that right...$2,000! Now that hurt!

Happy Travels, Joe
__________________
2008 Itasca Latitude 39W. Cummins ISB 6.7 Turbo 340HP. Allison 6 Speed. Freightliner XCS. Michelin XRV 255/80R 22.5 LRG. SuperSteer MCU. Safe-T-Plus.
azloafer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 11:47 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
azloafer's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,170
I didn't mean to hijack that "awning post", just showing a way to have an awning repair/replacement paid for through the insurance company. Most extended warranty companies will not pay for a wind damaged awning as far as I know. Please correct me if I am wrong about that. Happy travels, Joe
__________________
2008 Itasca Latitude 39W. Cummins ISB 6.7 Turbo 340HP. Allison 6 Speed. Freightliner XCS. Michelin XRV 255/80R 22.5 LRG. SuperSteer MCU. Safe-T-Plus.
azloafer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 12:10 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,894
I just had both my slideout toppers fabric replaced due to them tearing away from the roll up part on the coach.
They are quite a bit quieter now when the wind comes up.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 07:18 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
codgerbill's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posts: 777
Arch Hoagland

I have a small problem in one of the slide toppers. I am curious as to what it will cost to replace the topper.
__________________
2005 Suncruiser
Banks Powerpack
Chocolate lab (Buster)
2007 Jeep Wrangler
codgerbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 08:27 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Theberrys's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,605
Bruce
You can replace just the material. Buy it from this guy RV Slide Out Awnings, Replacement Fabric
My wife and I did ours in about a hour, not a hard job at all. He'll provide instructions and his material is heavier than original. Ours has been on for over a year now and still looks like new. Ours was on a 12ft slide and cost $144 so yours should cost a bit less than that.

Good Luck

Dick
__________________
1999 Tradewinds 7372 Cat 3126
Albuquerque, NM
Theberrys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 08:29 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Chickadee's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,027
Yup, sail repair tape (from West Marine as mentioned) is THE BEST.

Steve.
__________________
2014 Newmar 3103 BAYSTAR/Triton V10 w. Banks/05 Honda Element toad
Chickadee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 11:52 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,894
codgerbill
I paid $585.
That included replacing both slide toppers and repairing a damaged end cap on the bedroom roller that hit a tree while on a small side street.

Morrison's V.I.P. Coach in Sanger, California did the work. They add slideouts to RV's so they know what they are doing. Excellent work.
__________________

__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carefree Main Awning Disaster Avoided AKBrick Monaco Owner's Forum 15 09-15-2009 09:54 PM
Awning Motor RedHotSoup Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 9 10-15-2008 06:01 AM
New window awning and awning material fading AKBrick Monaco Owner's Forum 7 06-01-2008 06:50 AM
Torn Awning Doggie RV Systems & Appliances 4 07-04-2006 07:59 AM
Rollupups Awning straps Joe-K Gear and Product Discussions 6 07-11-2005 05:18 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.