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Old 02-29-2016, 04:24 PM   #1
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Need some advice - Canvas Fix

Hello Everyone, hoping to get some input.

I have a 2011 Gulfstream Hybrid with the bunk ends that are supported by a braided metal cable on each end (head and foot) of the bunk end. As I was opening up the tongue end bed on a trip last year, the tent canvas caught on one of the cables and tore out a 6" section of the canvas where the it is 'sewn' into the side of the opening. This section will still go back to it's original location, but tends to work itself free throughout a camping trip, causing an opening in our camper to allow bugs in.

I'd like to know if anyone has any experience with gluing their canvas. I have taken the trailer to a local awning shop to see if they can repair, but I need to remove the canvas for them to fix, which I would like to avoid if possible. There is no pressure on the seam when the bed is down, just would like to have it stay in place a little more securely. I apologize that there is no images, but the camper is locked up yet for winter. As soon as I open the camper up (hopefully soon!), I will add pictures to this thread.

Thanks in advance, everyone!
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In our last hybrid, I started to get a tear in the upper corner caused by the material being to taunt because the cable was in the wrong hole in the bracket. I'm trying to remember what I used to glue it...I know it was clear and flexible.

Here is a picture of the small tear before I glued it. Is your tear like mine in the pic but larger?
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Yes! This is almost exactly it. The stitching is separating from the 'frame' of the bunk door opening. Thank you!
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I think I used a shoe repair product called "Shoe Goo" It drys clear and is flexible. I took a tongue depressor, and spread it over the tear. Then for added protection I took a narrow piece of white duct tape and pressed it over the glue. Stayed good till I sold the unit 4 year later.
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