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Old 01-26-2015, 08:43 PM   #1
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2010 Eagle 318RLS. Has what I guess is a 15 foot awning. It's big, never measured. The plastic coating is coming loose in one area only by the edge.

This happened after I noticed some issues in it closing even and opening. One side was much lower and not as stiff as the other. After playing around it long enough I kinda got it to work. Guessing maybe one of the tension rods that collapses when it rains is not at 100% causing it to droop to one side.

Using my hand and pushing up on it and it and rolling it in a few times, seems to have helped snap it all back into shape and now it just barely droops...but droops all the same just minimal now.

Then I noticed the plastic peeling off. Can I just duct tape that and move on, as it doesn't seem to be ripped all the way through the fabric, just the coating is coming off?
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:05 AM   #2
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Is the plastic coating on the vinyl itself peeling? Is the awning Carefree or Dometic?

If is on the vinyl itself, you can use a product called VLP (Vinyl Liquid Patch) to touch it up. Duct tape might gum up the works when rolled in. VLP, once dry, is a really good fix.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:23 AM   #3
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I agree with John about the duct tape. It will only last a couple of months, and will leave a gummy residue that will attract dirt and stick to the other fabric when it's rolled up. Camco makes a clear tape expressly for awnings. It's available at Camping World and (I believe) at Walmart. I'd go that route rather than duct tape.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:08 AM   #4
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I had one that had the coating starting to peel, I taped,sealed, but to no avail.
I found some at a reasonable price on ebay,and just replaced it. I had a 16' and I think it was $ 125.00 Very easy to install with the DW helping. Just my .02
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True.. replacement fabric is not that expensive, and you can youtube awning fabric replacement. Not a hard job.. little time consuming.
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