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Old 11-07-2016, 12:53 AM   #1
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Awning starting to rip

One of slide outs awnings has a rip on each side (photos attached). Any tips on preserving the awning? 07, Winne Adventurer 33V. Thank you!


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Old 11-07-2016, 05:55 AM   #2
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I just replaced our slide toppers. I tried repairing the two that had rips in them and it didn't work. I cleaned the places then used the following materials: awning tape, Gorilla tape and Eternabond. When none of them held I tried glues of various sorts. Then I realized nothing was going to hold for long so I bought Tough Top Awnings fabric and replaced them all. Wasted so much time trying to save them.
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:12 AM   #3
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I just replaced our slide toppers. I tried repairing the two that had rips in them and it didn't work. I cleaned the places then used the following materials: awning tape, Gorilla tape and Eternabond. When none of them held I tried glues of various sorts. Then I realized nothing was going to hold for long so I bought Tough Top Awnings fabric and replaced them all. Wasted so much time trying to save them.


Thank you! Mine still "work" I'm just trying to delay them ripping more.
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I have an area at the top of our main awning that was tearing away from the metal casing that wraps around the awning like a shroud when it's closed. Awning tape, at $25 a roll has prolonged replacement quite nicely!
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Can you take them off and turn them around so the torn part is on the other roller?
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If you can get the plastic tubes out of the fabric without breaking into a bunch of peices you could reverse the fabric...The tube that slides into the slot on the motorhome is larger than the tube that slides in the roll up cylinder. I took off one a couple of weeks ago and sewed a canvas patch over the tear, resewed the seams and put it back up.. looks pretty solid for now.. I did replace the two big toppers with Tough tops.. $172 for one, $150 for the other..
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I don't think you will be able to repair those tears! As others have said, your only hope is to reverse the material or replace the topper!
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