pop up canvas replacement or repair

Discussion in 'Canvas / Awnings / Add a Rooms / Tarps / Tents' started by teeslake, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. teeslake

    teeslake New Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Hi I just got a 1995 Jayco 1006 The canvas is in very bad shape Mice got in it and ate holes through in several spots I have already figured out how to remove the canvas Is there a good place to get a replacement if I can not repair the old one
  2. cuckoo

    cuckoo Active Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    Okeechobee, FL
  3. bobjones1

    bobjones1 New Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Burleson, Tx.
    everyone swears by bearcreek, there is another one ppl on here like but I forgot the name, many say it's better than original- costs range between $700- $1200 but most are right around $800-$900.

    on some campers the bunk ends zip to the main section- if so- u can get just the bunkends for around $250 or so
  4. Stiiinatent

    Stiiinatent seasond camper now with 2 cubs

    Jul 8, 2010
    I just got finished cutting 14 patches for my pup's vinyl('95 Stony Creek). The largest being 6"x7". Finances are keeping us from buying a replacement at this time so we turned it into a family art project, everyone got to color the patches prior to the install even '08 DD got in on the action! I hope they hold! Will be doing a field test for 8 days in a couple of weeks.(Our maiden voyage in our NTU pup).
  5. jim1999

    jim1999 New Member

    If you can afford it I would just replace the canvas.

    Several places have gotten good reviews for replacements.

    Bear Creak
    Canvas Replacements
    RV Workshop.
  6. Troutfishing

    Troutfishing New Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    Used Bear Creek Canvas for a 1983 Palomino , it was around the $850 range, but it fit like a glove, they do a great job.
  7. mrbill

    mrbill Central Coast of California

    I repaired the bur holes I had in my PUP that the PO had done.

    Here's the link to the post and pics of the repair from these forums: Canvas Repair
  8. Yoti14

    Yoti14 Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    I replaced my canvas on my 1994 Jayco with one from RVworkshop,com It cost me around $810. They sold me a factory replacement and the quality is awesome. I would highly recommend them. Then new canvas eliminates the bungee cords for the bunkends with velcro. Best way to go.
  9. NetDad

    NetDad New Member

    Apr 16, 2010
    I have a Jayco 1406 circa 1992 that I got last year. I has a simular issue, not due to mice but rather rotting from poor maintenance. I had a lot of holes. I started patching last year. The problem I ran into was that the surrounding canvas was weakend also to the sewn on patches left large holes from the needle. Not very watertight.

    I went to my local Jayco dealer and bought a factory replacement from them. It was the same price as the online guys (who by the way buy from the same factory LOL). I stripped off the old canvas myself and payed the dealer for a couple hours to have them install it. Well worth the trouble if you don't know what your doing or don't have good help.
  10. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Our original canvas disintegrated, and we got new tenting this year, from Canvas Replacements. It was in the winter, so it didn't take long to get it, and it is far better than the original.

    If I had canvas in good shape and just a few patches, I'd do that, in fact we did for a few years. However, you'll need to make the final decision as to what your pocketbook will handle, and just how much fixing you want to do. [Knowing mice have been in the canvas would be a big problem for me, but then, we live in an area of the country where they can be Hanta virus, etc. carriers.]
  11. teeslake

    teeslake New Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Thanks for all the input I have someone experience in heavy duty sewing looking at it to see if they can patch the holes so I can use it this year I will probably go for the full replacement next year
  12. heckufaguy

    heckufaguy New Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    if it's truly canvas, and not vinyl or some combination there of, get some tear-mender at your local tractor supply company store. 7 bucks a bottle for the small one, it goes a LONG ways and will bond canvas to canvas like magic. It's waterproof, rubs off like elmers glue if you get it on your hands and has strength to hold in about 20 seconds.(I usually wait longer).
    I've touched up a rip or two on the snaps that hold our canvas to the support poles (High tension areas) and it's held very well. Suprisingly well if you ask me.
    I also glued in all new screens with it, and then glued new tarp repair tape over it. So far it's all holding up great, not a stitch sewn.

    Good Luck!
  13. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    If you decide that you'll want to replace it for next year, check with the replacement places. With Canvas Replacements, there was a bit of savings in the winter months, and the new canvas arrived very fast.
  14. jbradford85

    jbradford85 New Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    mine is on its way to Bear Creek right now..so I'll let ya know how it goes
  15. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

    Sep 11, 2008
    Morris County, NJ
    Friends of ours just replaced the canvas on their 97 Coleman with Bear Creek Canvas and they love it! The fit was fantastic.
  16. teeslake

    teeslake New Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    on to plan B Material is too heavy and bulky for my friend to sew even though they have done upholstery now looking for cheap quick fix that is better than duct tape so I can use it a couple of times this year then get a new one over the winter Biggest patch would probably be 6 x 6 inches
  17. Stiiinatent

    Stiiinatent seasond camper now with 2 cubs

    Jul 8, 2010
    I just finished sewing my patches largest being 6"x7". It really got difficult when I had to feed vinyl window material through the throat of the machine. Instead of p
    inning the canvas before sewing I used an instant tack fabric adhesive in each of the corners and the middle of longer sides. Then after sewing I filled along the seam between the two surfaces. On the smaller holes I just used the adhesive it has a great bond. Jo ann fabric has a very large selection of fabric glues. Some are washable/waterproof. They also have a great "Glue section". I still have holes in my window flaps that I need to patch but I am only going to glue them. I might even test the glue for use on the holes in the screen.
  18. Dusty82

    Dusty82 New Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Northern Nevada
    I can't speak for Canvas Replacements, but I know that Bear Creek also sells individual panels if a complete canvas either isn't needed or affordable right at the moment. It's probably more expensive to replace a canvas piecemeal like that, but it's easier for me to come up with $200 for a bunk end than $800 for a whole new canvas. Go to Bear Creek's website and hit the Contact Us link, then give Alan a call. He's a decent guy and he's more than willing to work with you. Heck, he may even sell scraps big enough to patch the holes you have for a cheap price.

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