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joshuajim wrote:

My trailer has been parked under the brutal sun of the desert for 7 years. Shortly after I got it, I got some 6” wide Eternabond and put a layer on top of the awnings when rolled up. It’s flexible so it rolls up without a problem and is still flawless after 7 years. No worries about having to install and remove temporary covers.


Had a small tear on the edge about 2" from the main box...lapped a piece of eternabond over it to stop it tearing more until we could replace the awning material. We sold it after about 5yr never having gotten around to replacing it. Just saw the old rig (we sold it 3yr ago)...it's still there and no sign of failure.

I would look at the eternabond as a good option.


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Lwiddis wrote:

The Gorilla tape appears to be the answer. Wish it came in white or silver.
I used the white Gorilla tape on mine. It worked well until I got into Wyoming and a cross wind ripped right through it and I lost the awning.

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Has anyone looked into that FlexTape product advertised on TV? They claim it performs miracles. I wonder if it is as good as some of the other ideas shared.


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I know someone that tried flex tape and it didn't hold up to UV, short term fix was ok. The Eternabond tape being rv specific is a much better more durable choice.

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joshuajim wrote:

My trailer has been parked under the brutal sun of the desert for 7 years. Shortly after I got it, I got some 6” wide Eternabond and put a layer on top of the awnings when rolled up. It’s flexible so it rolls up without a problem and is still flawless after 7 years. No worries about having to install and remove temporary covers.


Amazing! I use EB tape on the roof for flat seams; love the stuff. Your use on the awning is an interesting application (I think you are a trailblazer where EB is concerned.) SOoooo .... it works when parked for 7 years; have you had it out on the road at highway speeds much? Wondering about headwinds or maybe worse, blustery side winds if I were to apply it to the awning (and the slide out cover) on my rig.

On second thought, I remember lots of BIG TIME spring winds (like 80 MPH) when I lived in the Mohave desert (most deserts are like that I believe) ..... so maybe "no sweat"?

I guess I would plan on a "dust/dirt" line at the sticky edge of the EB tape, but I could live with that.

Thanks for your post. Velly intellesting reading, for sure.

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