Camper trailer canvas zipper repairs / replacements

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 09:01
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I'm looking for someone that can repair/replace zipper sliders on my camper tent. The original (cheap) sliders have simply fallen away and i have tried numerous places to locate (1) replacement zips/sliders, and (2) a repairer, however besides buying some sliders from Hong Kong or the US, there doesn't seem to be any options in OZ.

I live on the northern beaches of Sydney, so if you have any ideas, please let me know.

Cheers and beers
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Reply By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 11:49

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 11:49
try your local upholsterer - although right now at pre-Christmas is not the best time for what they would see as a not very profitable job and at their peak time of year, (regarding workload) The usual problem is getting the tent section on a sewing machine and as it is usually attached to the trailer, it might help if you could disconnect that and take it to his workshop. Another alternative would be to take a photo of the part that needs repairing and show him, at least as a starting point.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 17:58

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 17:58
Have you tried these people.
I live at Coffs Harbour but they are on the web
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Reply By: Member - Brenton H (SA) - Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 08:39

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 08:39
Had a zip problem with the mesh screen on my Oz tent a year ago and thought crikey this is going to be a problem keeping the critters out and a huge job to replace. The whole door area would need to be dismantled , fixed, and resewn. Took the tent to a local canvas product manufacturer and he fixed it in 2 minutes by ensuring the teeth were lined up and engaged correctly and then gently squeezing the slider across the flat part with pliers to firm up their action. Worked a charge. The repairer says he fixes a lot of them that way as in time and constant use the slider opens up a little and doesn't engage the teeth properly.

Cheers...hope this helps?
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