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CodyClassB

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Posted: 05/10/20 05:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can anyone recommend a way to protect the top of the awning? I was thinking about taping Gorilla Waterproof Patch on top of the awning layer. is this a good idea? here is the product on Amazon


https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-4612502-W........sprefix=rv+awning+ta%2Caps%2C221&sr=8-46

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I assume you are talking about protecting the awning from the sun while is is rolled up.

There are commercial protectors on Amazon, Ebay, RV stores, etc..
You can make a DIY protector from plastic rain gutter. Search Youtube for 'RV Awning Protector', there should be several videos available.

I'm sure the Gorila Tape or maybe a strip of Eternabond will work well if you don't to be installing/removing an awning cover.

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I used ZIP system tape over 5 yrs ago and it still working great. Its a black rubber tape that once it is on it wont come off and is water proof. Contractors use it for sealing windows. I used it to repair the awning edges at the top. Sun had cracked the material. I use it on both sides of the material . Can be had from
Amazon for less that $30 for 20 ft roll 3 3/4 in wide.

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Camreal, thanks. I saw Zip system on Amazon. It says "Withstands up to 180 days of direct UV exposure" . I suggest it won't last for more than 1 year. Are you using it to project the awning (when parked) or does it stick to your awning fabric? thanks

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I used ZIP system tape over 5 yrs ago and it still working great. Its a black rubber tape that once it is on it wont come off and is water proof. Contractors use it for sealing windows. I used it to repair the awning edges at the top. Sun had cracked the material. I use it on both sides of the material . Can be had from
Amazon for less that $30 for 20 ft roll 3 3/4 in wide.


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Posted: 05/10/20 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Gorilla tape appears to be the answer. Wish it came in white or silver.


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Gorilla tape comes in white, I've bought it at Menards and it sticks well to the outside of the awning. Looks like it's available here

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gorilla-Glue-Tape-White-10yd/166045092?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=101007480&adid=22222222228000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=42423897272&wl4=aud-834279575686[emoticon]la-51320962143&wl5=9021498&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=140256681&wl11=online&wl12=166045092&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAjw7-P1BRA2EiwAXoPWAxdv8LmWMicR0jFepUCd7YlTUFcYsxRDWAni1a8wHWSehMBY-XauKhoChq4QAvD_BwE


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Cody, My RV is parked full time under a shed and that might make a difference.
The zip tape sticks to the awning fabric. Also I used it on top and bottom of fabric. I had only a small area at the top of the awning to cover so used short pieces to do the job.

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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.


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Oh, taping.

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This is what I used to use when in storage, but since building my 20 X 40 Rv storge shed, i no longer do.
https://www.dyersonline.com/awning-pro-tech-awning-protection-system.html


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