Worn Velcro - how can I fix this ?

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    CanadaJulie New Member

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    Hello, very new here ! Let me introduce myself. Name is Julie and I just recently purchased a 2002 Palomino Yearling. Got it for a great price and I’m almost finished my remodel. I have not worked on the outside yet but I will have to figure out something for this: the Velcro that attaches the flap that hides the roof supports is worn and will not hold the flap closed. I can’t imagine trying to hand stitch new Velcro onto this and I’m certainly not removing the canvas.

    What to do ? If there anything else that can be done to hold the flap in place that does not involve hand stitching several feet of Velcro ? I’ll try and upload a photo
     
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    Darn ! The photo is too big to upload. Hm. Let me try again from a computer instead of my phone. Thx
     
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    Trying this again..
     

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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    That's standard flap Velcro. I have never seen it fail but I have seen the loops get clogged. You can try to brush both sides with soap and a stiff brush.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Just a thought, if cleaning the Velcro doesn't work, could you perhaps use a few snaps to hold it in place? Sowing a few snaps on should be a but easier than a whole strip of Velcro.
     
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    Mine is like that also, i just dont look at it, problem solved!
     
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    Haha ! That’s the best answer !

    The Velcro is all broken and missing in places. See photo

    So if I just leave it and look the other way, does water not get in trickling down through the roof supports ? Or is that not a problem? I’m such a noob
     

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    On my camper i think its ok , but you have a different one. So i dont know.
     
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    Any way to add a gromet and tie it back?
     
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    snaps.jpg I'd just use snaps like this.
     
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    Pour a bit of water down and see where it goes. Itll prob just trickle down into a channel under the frame. Most likely won't cause any issues, but the grommet idea is probably your best bet. Even just one at the top and bottom would do the trick, but I'd put 4 on each post.
     
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