New owner to an OLD camper

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    TriDoh99 New Member

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    we were just “gifted” a 1987 Coleman Columbia camper. There are several large holes where squirrels chewed. It isn’t on the canvas, but in the softer fabric on the sides. I see canvas repair kits - can I use this? One of the holes is the size of my hand with my fingers spread apart.
     
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    Thank you!! From the northeast corner of PA!!
     
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    Perhaps some Duct Tape or Gorilla Tape applied to both sides would do the trick.
     
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    Great idea!! Thank you!
     
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    Other than the hole what's the condition of the PUP. We had a small hole that someone managed to burn in the side fabric on our PUP. We patched it with iron on patch like you would use to patch jeans then sprayed it with camp dry. It took both of us to do it. We place patch material (white) over the hole on the inside and the DW held a piece of wood against it holding it in place. I placed a piece of patch material (green near perfect match) on the outside and put the hot iron to it.

    edit: DW corrected me. She was outside holding the wood and I used the iron on the inside. The outside has kind of a vinyl coating she didn't want to get stuck to her iron if it melted.
     
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    There are several canvas patch kits available to you... Check-online... Search for "Canvas patch kits"... AMAZON has some great looking patch kits... Also the many stores like WALMART etc have a camping section where you can get these repair kits as well...

    You can also go to the local boat repair places as they deal with torn canvas all the time... They are a great place to get ideas from on how to fix some of those things...

    Roy Ken
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