Repair or Replace

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 12:03
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Hi Guys, I'm David and I'm new here.
I have an old CUB Kamparoo camper trailer, that was put away wet and left that way. I was storing it at my daughters house and her kids used it and it was almost 2 years between then and when I went to use it again.
Sad to say the canvas has rotted through in some areas. I'm hoping someone here can help me. Would it be cheaper to replace the entire canvas or is there some kind of treatment I can get or give it that will stop the rot and make what is left waterproof again? I'm in Sth. East Melbourne.

Thanks in advance,
David
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 12:25

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 12:25
Bloody grandkids, David, eh! :-)

If there's holes where it's rotted then I'd suggest that you replace all the canvas.

You only need a decent gust of wind and it's liable to rip the old stuff, especially along the seams.

There's a reputable canvas craftsman somewhere in Melbourne, His products were recently mentioned in a thread started by Mick O.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 12:29

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 12:29
Thread is 110050, and firm is Infront Camping Gear.

If he doesn't do this type of work, he may give you the drum on another firm that does.

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Reply By: Grizzle - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 14:47

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 14:47
J&J Canvas Repairs
64 Old Belgrave Rd
Upper Ferntree Gully
VIC 3156
9758 8647


I have used them a couple of times and they do good quality work at a reasonable price.

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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 15:02

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 15:02
For advice & possible replacement tent try:
All Sorts a Canvas in Hastings
5979 1311
Speak to Graham
He also makes camper tops for several different manufacturers.

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Reply By: David Cobb - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 15:11

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 15:11
Thanks guys, I'll give them all a call and see which of them can help me.

I appreciate the help :)
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Follow Up By: roversmith - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 23:28

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 23:28
Run it past your insurer, It was an accident. worth a try.
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Reply By: kcandco - Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 22:52

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 22:52
Hi Bob

I had a cub camper that had had canvas replaced. Quite a neat job but the windows were stitched the wrong way and every time it rained the droplets of water ran down the zip and into the interior of the cub. It was a simple mistake but not noticable untill it rained. So in conclusion be careful that the work is done properly! I replaced the woodgrain ply interior and resprayed the exterior and fitting pinstriping. It looked a million buicks but still had the zipper problem until I modded the windows.

regards Kc
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