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Old 09-28-2011, 07:28 AM   #1
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Hello we are Dan and Jenn from Ontario we just purchased a 98 eagle 12 from a dealer close to here we have not had a tent trailer before but this is in great shape and perfect for or intended use .we sold a 35 foot travel trailer that was permanently on a lot so we could move around .i have one question to start as I am sure there will be more!!! Would it be wise to have the seams restiched as the trailer is 13 years old although it is in good shape . thankyou in advance for any help you can offer Dan
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:40 AM   #2
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Hey Dan and Jenn! Glad you found us - welcome to the forum. Can't really answer on the seams, although if they are in good shape and not leaking would there be any benefit to doing it?

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Old 09-28-2011, 12:07 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum Dan & Jenn. Do the seams leak? I'm from the 'if it's not broken don't fix it' camp but you might want to reseal them with a seam sealer.
I'm sure you could find a similar product at a local dealer that sells pups.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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Welcome Dan and Jenn!
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:01 PM   #5
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Welcome Dan and Jenn. I wouldn't do anything to the seams unless you have issues with them. If it comes time to replace a good source for canvas is

We owned a PUP for 9 yrs before trading it in last November for our Jayco. Enjoy the new toy.

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agree with everyone - welcome to the forum and unless the seams are splitting, leave 'em alone. On our old pup, once it hit 15 years old I found I needed to waterproof the canvas, especially around all the patches I'd put on it! The canvas was weak & clearly nearing the end of it's life, but so long as I (and the kids) were careful, we made it last. Sold it before the canvas rotted out completely to a fellow from Winchester (Ottawa)...
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:18 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone we are glad we found you too we look forward too many years in our trailer Take Care dan
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