repair of kimberley kampers

Submitted: Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:59
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hi everyone,
we were nice parents and loaned our kimberley kamper to our son who packed up early trying to do the right thing and put a rip in the canvas. So what I am after is has anyone totally replaced the canvas and if so how much did it cost. Or did you just get it repaired and if so what was the cost? After any suggestions you can pass on will be appreciated.
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Reply By: A J - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:18

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:18
Barbara M - how big is the rip - if only small you may be able put an iron on patch of the same colour to fix it.

We did this with an aussie swag rip which was l shaped about 2" long and it worked very well. Placed an iron on each side on the canvas to get the patch to stick.

Kimberley kampers may be able to supply a small piece of canvas.

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Reply By: Member - greg S (QLD) - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:19

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:19
Hi Barb,

I would take it to a local upholsterer and see what they have to say.

It will depend on the size of the tear and where it actually is.

When we purchased our hard floor camper (second hand) it had a small tear on the end wall (furtherest away from the bed). Asked for it to be fixed and a small patch was sewn over it. The patch is around 2 x 3 inches and doesn't look out of place as it is the same colour as the canvas. This was done by a local upholsterer on the sunshine coast and we have had no trouble with it since.

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Reply By: Tim - Stratford (VIC) - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:55

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:55
G'day Barb,

A mate of mine folded his KK in a hurry - catching the canvas on the upright near the hinge. He got it repaired locally for a nominal fee - I'll send him an email to find out how much - I think it was a patch repair.

as an aside - I 'crashed' mine the other weekend - slid sideways into a small table-drain on a downhill gravel road - crunched the cruiser and the kamper - &*^%#$%^&*%^$%^$ - both insured and getting repaired slowly. The kamper copped it to the stone guard, kitchen drawer and mudguard...ouch!


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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 19:03

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 19:03
Replacing the canvas would not be cheap at all...far cheaper to repair it IMO.

Ring Kimberley Kampers and ask them for the price or suggestions....Sharon is very helpful. The contact number is (02) 6620 6810.

If it is the old style shape (pre 2006) they may not have another one available and fixing may be the only option.

Hope this helps.

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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 20:49

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 20:49
Our daughter did the same to our KK but "fortunately" we were heading north (from Sydney) a few months later and dropped in to KK and left it with them for a few hours to repair with a patch.
Might this be a solution?
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Reply By: putrol - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 10:15

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 10:15
$600 to remove & refit canvas & sew panels on both sides of canvas so you cant see any patch up job 03 8746 8200
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Reply By: rosgeog - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 10:56

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 10:56
We bought a 2001 Kamper last month and the owner had lent it to a mate the week before who did exactly the same thing. Have used a product called Tear-Aid to repair both sides. Get it at camping stores. VERY sticky clear tape, we put on both sides and you can see it but not too bad. Cost $50 and a bit of time. We unscrewed the canvas to get it on a flat surface and gave it a thorough hose test and no leaks. Can send pics if you want will need email address for you. Can send it to if you like.
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