If you’ve got an air
We know how frustrating it can be trying to figure out where the leak is coming from – but before you go out and buy a new
It’s pretty easy to repair an air awning – as long as you know how to find the leak or puncture. Before you head out to buy a replacement, follow the steps below and have a go at preparing it yourself!
Before you buy replacement air bladders or repair kits for your air
Any air pole that leaks during this warranty period should be replaced. You might want to bring the below-mentioned repair kit with you when you go on holiday, in case of a leak.
This will allow you to repair the leak. If the air tube is still covered by warranty, Kampa, Vango, or the retailer where you bought the air
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If the air tube is still covered by warranty, you should contact Kampa or Vango, or the retailer where you bought the air
Any air pole that leaks during this period should be replaced under warranty.
You might want to bring the below-mentioned repair kit with you when you go on holiday, in case of a leak. This will allow you to repair the leak. If you don’t have the kit included – I will leave a link below.
Although I have some issues with the Kampa video, I do think the diagrams at the beginning are really useful. The diagrams show the main components of each tube and how it is connected to the isolation valves.
I’ve also included a video from Keith & Michele of ‘Carefree Caravanning’ as I think their video is a better example of how you can repair an air
As per their demonstration, you need to be aware of how the conical washer split rings fit within the collar. Conical is a term that refers to a cone-shaped washer. This is why one side of the washer has a narrower width than the other.
After you have fixed your air
You might end up putting air back in the tube, only for it not to flatten again. This could lead to you thinking that your repair is failing when in fact the problem is with the orientation of the conical washer. It is important to put it back the right way.
Three Piece Air
How to Properly’ Repair an Air
You can approach the repair process in a similar way to how you would approach any air
Find Which Air Tube is Leaking
First, close all isolation valves on the cross beams and support beams of your air
Once you have found the culprit you will need to disconnect the beam and take the inner bladder out – this is usually just a simple process of unzipping the outer cover and carefully pulling it out.
Fill the Bladder With Water
You can then fill the bladder with water if you suspect it is leaking. Once you have filled it, you will be able easily to see where the water is going. It is more likely that it is coming from the seal of your air valve, as this is where most leaks occur.
Another option is to get yourself a bucket, blow air into the bladder and place it in the water to see where the air bubbles are coming from – just as you would with a bicycle inner tube.
Use an inflatable
Awning Repair Kit
Now that you’ve found out where your leak is coming from – on with the actual repair!
The Kampa inflatable kit can be used to repair the leak. Use alcohol to clean the area. Next, apply glue to the affected area. Finally, cut a cross in the patch to place it over the air leak.
The inflatable repair kit includes only 2 x 75mm round repair patches. These are great for repairs around the valve, but not for larger holes or tears elsewhere on the bladder.
If you find a tear or rip in your air
With this kit you can quickly repair your beams on-site. However, it might be worth buying a new blade/bladder replacement depending on how badly damaged the beams are.
Even if you decide you want to fully replace the beam while on holiday, it may not be possible. You may not find one in your local camping shop. So if you own an air-awning, I believe these repair kits make a smart investment.
Another great product to have in your
Gorilla Glue Clear Repair Tape can be used to repair damaged awnings. This multi-purpose, high-performance, heavy-duty, and reliable tape is made by a company known for making strong, reliable products. It’s easy to apply and use. You can stick it to any surface, even rough ones. It can be easily ripped with your hands, so no need to use scissors or any other tools.
It’s both weatherproof and UV resistant, so it will help keep your
And That’s It!
I hope this post helps you if you’ve woken up to find you have a poorly air
But even if the
Please don’t let the possibility of a punctured