Tenacious Tape vs Tear aid

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  1. Asupremepop

    Asupremepop Member

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    which one is preferred?
    I’m sure that stuff will work well on the canvas portion of the Popup.

    What to do about a largish hole in that “puffy” type canvas/fabric on my pop up?
    Can I find a patch of that same type fabric to fill and sew?

    Here are some pics of my issues.
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    Wow, reminds me of my first camper, a 82 Coleman Columbia. Canvas was in the same shape when I bought it. I ended up purchasing new canvas from Bear Creek Canvas.
     
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    Yea it’s a project. I was hoping to do just repairs. Am I wishful thinking?
     
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    $925 is a lot more than I wanted to spend on this thing. The camper is in great shape except for the canvas. That’s why I am looking into repairing it instead.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    I don't understand that strange, soft-looking fabric. Or I should say I don't understand why it would be used on a camper. It doesn't even look like it would be able to be waterproofed.

    On the photos, there are spots that are not currently ripped, where you can tell it has thinned out and is ready to tear. I would just buy a new canvas for it. I think you are fighting a losing battle patching it.
     
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    If it's in great shape, other than the canvas, that would seem to be a reason TO get it a new canvas. If that's all it needs to be good, it would be worth it. On the other hand, if there were many other things wrong with the camper, I wouldn't think of putting the money into canvas.
     
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    That's how it was way back when. My 82 Coleman Columbia used the same fabric.
     
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    Well, get a few tarps at Harbor Freight and put them over your campsite.

    On a side note, I'll bet that canvas smells good. I mean that, I can remember on mine how the smell made me think of the old tents we used in Boy Scouts.
     
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    No. Actually very clean smelling. No mildew smell at all. I wonder if there is a name for this type of fabric?
     
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    If I fail miserably in repairing this then I would consider replacing the whole lot. If I use a canvas patch and stitch it in place how would I seal the seams?
     
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    Ha! From harbor freight?! I’ll be wet for sure. Lol
     
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    go to your local shoe repair shop, they can fix it up for you, but in the long run you will need to get new panels if you intend to keep it for a while, patching it is simple but make sure you don't pick the fabric which would become too tight and rip elsewhere
     
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    I'm sorry, but I sure don't know. Maybe with tent seam sealer?
     
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    go to fabric.com and search for "evolution shadow gray". This "canvas/fabric" can also be found on some car canvas' that you may find an older version and cut up for patches. Look on Ebay also. There is a guy on there that sells patches for this.
     
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    Looks like about the same material used on eTrailor RV covers.

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    Our first pup, a 1984 Palomino, had the Evolution tenting on it. It was nice - breathable, the light filtered through, it folded well. However, the time came when it just began to disintegrate. I had sewn on patches, but after a certain point, there was no more repairing possible - the fabric just didn't have enough body left to support any type of repair, tape or fabric. In fact, it began to come apart into layers, put off sort of a powder, and I was able to just stick my finger through it.
     
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    Tarps or Pop up Gizmos to stay dry.
     
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    That’s the stuff. Thanks I would have never known where to search for that. Thank you.
     
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    The Walmart emergency blankets are the exact size to cover our tents (pop outs). I got one for each side.
     
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    I’ve done some patching already.
    I got some tear aid and some vinyl and did some make shift patches. Not pretty but seems to hold well.
    The larger patches I wish I had some of that fabric. If they don’t hold then I will get me some for sure.
    I’m working on some collapsible shelves for just inside the doorway. They will store under the beds when stored. I’ll post some pics when complete. May be a bit because with Christmas coming up I have gifts to make.
    Thanks for all the info you guys are great. Looking forward to share some adventures with you all. Here are some pics of the patchwork.
     

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