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Subject Topic: Isaballa Awning Leak Post Reply Post New Topic
21/6/2012 at 5:43pm
 Location: BlackCountry
 Outfit: Honda CRV & Bailey Pageant Provence
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Hi All,

During the Diamond Jubilee week and the heavy rain, my Awning had developed a leak through the stitching in the roof caused by a build up of excess water that wasn't running off the roof. The awning looked to be set up pretty good but it still happened. To prevent this from re-occurring I used a spare pole and placed it diagonally across the roof which cured the build up and it never leaked again for the reminder of the holiday.

What I am asking from all your experience is do I need to get it waterproofed again or do something specific in the area where the leak occurred.

The awning is a Capri Lux purchased in 2009.


21/6/2012 at 7:32pm
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To be honest if there is a build up of water on the roof of the awning I would suggest that the awning needs tightening up, it should be taught but not overstretched

Other than that, and being a tight git, I would experiment with a telescopic clothes prop with some type of rubber cup on it, wack it up in the centre of the roof when it rains

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22/6/2012 at 6:55am
 Location: BlackCountry
 Outfit: Honda CRV & Bailey Pageant Provence
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Hi Caster, thanks for the reply. Looking back now the van was in a bit of a dip, maybe going forward if the sits lower i'll have to set the awning up lower at the front.


22/6/2012 at 8:32pm
 Location: Wirral
 Outfit: Swift Challenger 490 Land Rover Disco
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I'd definitely reproof the stitching, I use Fabsil, the paint on variety.  Apply it with a brush or sponge and rub it in well on a dry day.  You could also put some additional roof bars between the side and middle to give the roof a bit more support.  


23/6/2012 at 3:09pm
 Location: BlackCountry
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Cheers, looks like a trip to Towsure coming up



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