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Old 09-18-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
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I have a 2002 Winnebago and the main awning has begun to leak a little where it is sewn together up near the top. I have a tube of "Goop" as it seems it might fix the leak if put along the seam. Any one have anything better? Thought I'd ask before I used the "Goop." Thanks.
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I have a 2002 Winnebago and the main awning has begun to leak a little where it is sewn together up near the top. I have a tube of "Goop" as it seems it might fix the leak if put along the seam. Any one have anything better? Thought I'd ask before I used the "Goop." Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:45 AM   #3
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There is a seam sealer made for awnings and tent that I have used in the past and it did work for awhile but now again leaks a little. The "goop" may be the trick, IF it dries enough so it does not stick to other parts of awning when rolling up. Let us know if you find something that works great. Thank you.
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:24 AM   #4
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I used sneaker Goop on a rip on mine and it held up pretty good.The gutter seam is another problem area.Mine is right above the door and leaks like a sieve.The goop doesent last long on that seam.
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I have had the same problem on occaision, It leaks right at the seam where the metl cover is attached. I spoke to A&E about it and there position was the awning is for the sun and is not designed to be waterproof only water resistant. I was always concerned that whatever I used would react with the fabric and cause it to stick together when rolled up. I would be interested on how you made out. Please let us know..
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:22 AM   #6
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When I purchased my old Vectra it had a couple pin holes in the woven acrylic awning. I went to WalMart and bought liquid stitch. Found it in the sewing/fabric section. Liquid stich is clear and water proof. Worked great for sealing the small holes. A year later we were hit by a microburst in FL. Lots of awnings were damaged including mine. I had a tear about 6 inches long on one end of the awning fabric near the roof. I sewed the tear and then went over the tear with the liquid stitch. Repair was permanent.
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Although A&E claims their awnings are for sun only and wont guarantee that they will be waterproof, they do have a service bulletin out on how to solve the leak problem. My dealer got one last year when myself and another member here complained about it. If I remember right, A&E told me they had the bulletin and they faxed it to the dealer.
Basically what you have to do is loosen the metal shield on the lower section where it meets the fabric, slide the metal guard over half way, reseal the seam that is up under the metal guard, slide the metal guard the other way and seal that side.
The instructions that come from A&E are pretty simple, get it from them and you will be good to go. Haven't leaked since they did that. Prvious attempts by the dealer to seal other seams did not do the trick.
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If you check a boating store, Boaters World, West Marine, etc. there are waterproof fabric protectants available, which are used on bimini tops for exacly that purpose. Not very expensive and easy to use. Open awning, spray on, let it dry and all done. Works on boats in ocean environment, don't see why it shouldn't do the same for MH.

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Back in my tent camping days we used to seal a leaky seam by rubbing it with a block of beeswax that we got from a leather craft store. Maybe they've found something better in the last forty years.
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The leak is coming from under the metal guard. That is why it has to be removed so the seam can be caulked.
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This is woof again. I bought a tube of "liquid stitch" from Wal-Mart and used it. I went under the canvas rather than on top. Ran a bead of liquid stitch along the seam. It comes out white but dries clear. I let it dry over night then because it looked all right, I shot a garden hose on the awning and it didn't leak. So I didn't try Goop, but will if this doesnt hold up. Rolled it up and out again and no sticking.
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