Piece of Dormobile roof 'canvas' wanted, please.

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Piece of Dormobile roof 'canvas' wanted, please.

Post by RMS » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:08 pm

Hi guys,

My project Dormobile's roof 'canvas' is in pretty good shape, apart from the corner sections on the hinged sides.

Has anyone got any pieces of an old roof canvas going spare?
Wide red/white stripe would be ideal, but to be honest, any colour would do.

I think I'll need a couple of square foot.

Dormobile themselves sell patches, but the largest piece they have at the moment is just about 4" square.

Cheers,
Robin.
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1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
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Re: Piece of Dormobile roof 'canvas' wanted, please.

Post by RobW » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:57 pm

I'm told it's not dissimilar to pond liner or some of the lightweight roof coverings that go under the tiles.
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Re: Piece of Dormobile roof 'canvas' wanted, please.

Post by woollen797 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:59 am

I may have some spare robin I need to save some for the same places as yours is worn on mine though. This canvas needs warming up though as it has been stored crumpled up. What are you using to stick it together please Robin? I'll be away until the start of July and then I'll need to collect it from our storage the weekend after if that's ok.

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Re: Piece of Dormobile roof 'canvas' wanted, please.

Post by RMS » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:17 am

Thanks Simon,

It is tempting as yours is red/white, though the original narrow stripes rather than the wide ones on mine.
However I suspect aging might cause it to become slightly brittle, so possibly not good on the hinge corners where it will get the most movement/stress :shrug:

Let's see if it can be re-softened and go from there.

I've got THIS STUFF, supposed to be for soft vinyl.

I did consider pond liner or similar, but never seen a red/white striped pond :laugh:

Cheers,
Robin.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA (project)
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
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Re: Piece of Dormobile roof 'canvas' wanted, please.

Post by woollen797 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 am

cheers. When I got the canvas it wouldn't unfold but on a warm day I got it to open out as per the photo
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Re: Piece of Dormobile roof 'canvas' wanted, please.

Post by gossamer » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:11 pm

I have asked for sample of red and white .canvas' from my chaps but it hadn't arrived when I left Tweakesbury today.

I returm on Mondat and will advise what I find in the mail.
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