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Old 03-27-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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I just purchase our first pop up as I realized I was to old to sleep on the gound anymore. Anyway, it is a 95 Jayco and is in very good shape aside from small tears in the corns wear the canvas meets the beds. I can see how this would be an empedemic with these trailers and was stunned to not find a discussion about this. I was hopeing to cut patches and use some sort of an adhesive to cover the tears and reinforce these areas. Any suggestions on material, adhesive or how I should go about this repair.

Also, should I do anything to the top so that it maintains its water ressistance? I don't know that there is a problem just wondering if it requires any PM.

Thanks for the help,

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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I just purchase our first pop up as I realized I was to old to sleep on the gound anymore. Anyway, it is a 95 Jayco and is in very good shape aside from small tears in the corns wear the canvas meets the beds. I can see how this would be an empedemic with these trailers and was stunned to not find a discussion about this. I was hopeing to cut patches and use some sort of an adhesive to cover the tears and reinforce these areas. Any suggestions on material, adhesive or how I should go about this repair.

Also, should I do anything to the top so that it maintains its water ressistance? I don't know that there is a problem just wondering if it requires any PM.

Thanks for the help,

Paul
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:52 AM   #3
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Welcome to IRV2.....The small holes in the corners is kind of common in 10+ year old pop-ups. Now, do you know if it is in deed canvas or a newer material called Sunbrella 302 (modern tenting material acrylic).I know Coleman has been using it since the 90's. I had a 99' Coleman PU now I own a 05' Hybrid with the tent ends. I did get a small tare in mine by a seam that I used a little "Shoe Goo". Also a automotive product will work called RTV, which is a flexible glue used in attaching side moldings. Sunbrella is what is used in modern day store front awnings. It's like a thinner, closer weaved canvas. I had my awnings redone on my house and that was what they used. Now you could go to a local company that does store front awnings and see if they have scraps that match your color for your trailer. Shoe Goo should be sold at Wal-marts and K-Mart's. Try one corner to see if it will hold. Now my brother on his 77' pop-up had to replace his window screens. He just cut the old ones out and used a glue gun to glue new screening material in. Seemed to work......
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:56 PM   #4
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Most Coleman dealers sell the sunbrella patches. Coleman actually uses these to protect the canvas from the lifter posts when lowering it- THe dealer I used to work at packaged up these pieces and sold them for a few dollars each- like $3 for a 15x15 piece. They should still have them available if you want one.
Drop them a jingle at 888-878-8737 and ask for Sandy or Steve in parts- Tell em Brian sent you--

When I was there - we always had about 10 or 12 pieces available for sale.

They also used to stock canvas patches too in tan or grey.

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