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Old 01-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Torn under carriage....

Last trip was tooling along in traffic and 'something' appeared from under the 18 wheeler in front of me and I couldn't avoid it...

I straddled it as best I could, didn't hit the truck, but got the fabric? under the very front of my generator compartment ... I can see a torn flap hanging down....

not looked closely yet to see what else may have happened,
but what will secure the fabric back up after repairs ?

Get my sewing kit out ? ! ?


or will duct tape hold it up ?

guess I better get under there to see what is behind it....
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If its plastic or vinyl, awning repair tape would hold well..
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Duck tape will not withstand water very well, I would not use Duct tape. The awning tape suggestion is a good fix, and what I would use.. I'm told Gorilla tape is very good, but haven't used it on anything.
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Gorilla Tape or sometimes found as 100 mph tape. That should hold it.
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Thanks to all !
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When I had a similar problem I went to a RV dealer and bought enough fabric to overlap the tear. I cleaned the area with alcohol and then applied 3m industrial contact cement (from Lowe's) to both pieces. It was still holding for two years when I traded.
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good idea -
Just got back from looking at it in storage area....

it's not the underbody insulation... it's just an 18" square flap of the black plastic over some metal / board between the frame members..

(no insulation since it's under the generator compartment)

Will go get some waterproof material and overlap it like that... thanks !
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X2 useing 3m 77 spray contact cement. Also rustoleum now makes spray rubber undercoat that works well on underbelly tank covering.
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