Canvas or vinyl bunkends?

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  1. jbfan

    jbfan New Member

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    We just bought a 2006 coachmen clipper 896s and I need to waterproof from what I have read, but am having a very hard time figuring out if it is all vinyl or canvas. It all feels the same to me on the bunkends and around the pop up. They say do not use 303 fabric guard on vinyl only on canvas. So I'm hoping someone can tell me 100% what parts are vinyl and what is canvas... Thanks
     
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    jbfan New Member

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    Thank You
     
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    The only popup manufacturer to use Sunbrella was Fleetwood.
     
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    Thus the something simmiler.
     
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    No tenting I know of that is or has been used on popups in at least the last 25 yrs has been "similar" in any way to breathable Sunbrella. Starcraft for many years used Aqualon tenting, Jayco had their Boltaflex, neither of which was breathable as is Sunbrella 302.
     
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    Funny - I took "or similar" to mean not vinyl, and not canvas.
     
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    Vinyl feels like... vinyl. Like a plastic-coated fabric. It's hard to mistake for canvas.
     
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    Hello! I turned to this site with exactly the same question! We also just bought a Clipper, but an 86 sport (2002). The bunk ends are beginning to peel. The manual describes the material as vinyl, but I'm actually wondering if it may be a vinyl/cotton/canvas blend. Did you manage to find out any additional information? I may go to a Coachmen dealer to enquire as I'd like to prevent any further damage, but want to be sure I'm using the right process / product...
     
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    Yeah the "vinyl" used in popups is backed with fabric. It isn't vinyl like a kiddie pool or raincoat.
     
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    It’s known as “vinyl impregnated canvas.” Fancy way of saying vinyl on one side and canvas on the other. Typically used in pop ups as the roof over the bedwings... I repair holes in those using marine vinyl on the outside with adhesive... does a nice job. Good luck!

    John T
    Www.Freewebs.Com/canvasrepair
     
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