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Posted: 04/16/22 01:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have an Adco "AquaShed" cloth cover on our trailer. It is coming apart where it goes over the roof mount air conditioner. I have a large piece I saved from a former cover (same material). I was thinking of gluing a section on the underside of the cover to reinforce it where it goes over the AC unit. Anyone tried this or know what type of glue would work? I'm not expecting a long-term fix, just maybe get another season out of the cover.


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3M 77 spray glue.

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I would use contac cement. Messier but I think it would hold up better.

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Gooma wrote:

I would use contac cement. Messier but I think it would hold up better.

What’s the difference?


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Thank you both. I think I will try the 3M 77 first and see what happens. It looks like a quick and easy fix. I will be taking the cover off next month and I will let you know how it worked. Safe travels.

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For anyone interested, the 3M 77 spray glue works well on the cover fabric. I applied patch on the outside of the cover extending about 6" out from the tear. Then I applied a larger patch on the inside extending about 12" out from the tear. The patched area was a little stiff, but it held up fine when I put the cover back on.

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Cool! It should work for a good long time. Good idea keeping a swath of old fabric.

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As a solution to the problems with damage around the AC cover, I found that installing one of the vinyl AC covers over the AC BEFORE installing the trailer cover seems to have eliminated issues with cover damage for us and a few neighbors. Along with tennis balls or ping pong balls on the rain channel drains if they stick out.

I've also found that for small tears etc. a piece of the repair fabric covered with the clear tape sold to repair RV awnings seems to hold up well.


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maybe Loctite super glue..

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Cassy0110 wrote:

maybe Loctite super glue..


probably not. super glue is not waterproof. It resists water for a length of time but eventually will come loose from long exposure to water. Next it doesn't like to be flexed.

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