Seeking velcro help!

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    What can we do about this. The Velcro is shot next to the door. When the wind blows, this part opens and if raining, will let rain in. Duct tape? Lol It was a free camper. Didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I have no idea how to replace the Velcro. Thoughts?
     

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    You can buy heavy duty external velcro (sticky back) for dirt cheap
     
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    Would I remove the existing Velcro? Also, I cant fully stretch it over the Velcro on the door. I can get about halfway.
     
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    Snaps won’t work as I can’t fully stretch the Velcro over...
     
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    Here’s a few more pics. The Velcro doesn’t align...
     

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    Which part of the Velcro seems worn out? The hook side can get clogged with lint, etc. I have a little wire brush to clean Velcro,but have had it so long I don't even know where I got it. (It's like a tiny wire pet brush)
    If part of the problem is that the canvas doesn't reach all the way, what order are you doing things in, when do you try to connect it? On our second pup, we had to attach the Velcro to the door before putting the shepard's poles in the bunk ends, or it was too taut to reach. Also, if the canvas is too tight, the shepard's poles may need an adjustment.
     
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    We r the 3rd or 4th owner. I think we have been opening it then velcroing. Not sure. We left it opened in our garage all winter. The Velcro is clean but bad, doesn’t catch...
     
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    Close up
     

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    Closer
     

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    You could try this:


    But don't light your pup on fire!!
     
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    Think you need to loosen the alum strip holding the canvas and slide it over? Is it loose at the zipper side, like too much material toward the bunkside and short on the door side?

    Or, could you make a 4in strip with velcro on both sides to bridge the gap? Like a belt from a thrift store which you'd put Velcro on? Spitballing...
     
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    It does look as if the tenting is not right. I would try to slide it over also.
     
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    You can sew with a sewing Ahl. I didn't think I could either, but turns out, after practicing on some old jeans, that I can. Harbor Freight has a cheap sewing Ahl that works good enough.
     
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    Can’t hand sew, my fingers are too painful for that... I can’t even see patches on my sons scouts shirts... will look into a sewing awl though. Thanks!
     
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    May have to practice on something first so I don’t set the camper on fire Thanks!
     
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    Thank you! Will see if we can shift it.
     
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    You really might have to loosen the alum rails that hold the fabric in place, but I bet you can pull it back where it belongs. Good luck!!!
     
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    This is good to know, but I probably would catch something on fire and make the problem worse. I wonder if a heat gun (like a hair dryer on steroids) would be effective and safer?
     
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