Duck tape - how many things held together in the MH?

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    So far, after a year of ownership I have:
    One shelf completely held up by duck tape.
    The original little plastic shelf holders proved no match for a halogen oven and bumpy roads.
    The duck tape is having no such problems.

    Rear corner trim was nudged by another vehicle and there were (and are) two small splits in adjacent trim panels. Estimate to replace was approximately £400+.
    Two little pieces of white duck tape later and you can only see a problem if you search hard.

    One Fiamma F45S awning case held closed at the centre.
    After a recent trip to the Italian lakes the awning closed perfectly at both ends but had a 1 cm gap in the middle. No idea why. A smallish piece of duck tape and I now have no gap.
    I just need to remember to remove it before winding out the awning.

    What about you?
     
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    The entire rear of the Rust2Rome Mercedes is now held together by duck (what else?) tape after yesterday's little argument with a VW
     
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    The aerial for my radio is attached to the offside wing mirror rather neatly. (we don't use it...... the aerial I mean)
    And had to fit a new leisure battery but haven't got the right sprocket set to take the chair off as we have an almighty sized French battery now so to cover the terminals with a bit of plastic there is some .......duck tape to keep it in place
     
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    The driver's door on ours squeaked. A little bit of duck tape around the prong that goes into the lock and all gone. We roll the carpets up in the summer and use duck tape around the roll.
     
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    No "Duck" tape being used in my current motorhome at all...

    but then...

    it is a Hymer, first registered in July 1987.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    The best use yet for duct tape ?............

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nothing held togerth with duct tape on my MH I use epoxy glues and stecaflex
    Body filer and fiber glass lots of it over the last few year's.
    Bill
     
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    If it cant be ducked..........its f****d.
     
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    We may laugh but my brother has built a complete business empire around this tape!

    The rear light box on our 'van is held together with black duct tape and has been for the last 8 years :)
     
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    Wow ! you mean there are lots more ladies dressing like That ?
     
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    Oh yes - go to any Fetish Fair on a Sunday afternoon and you will see lots of them!
     
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    Door mirror outer case is held together with it, in black of course. (y)
     
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    10/10 for actually calling it Duct Tape.... and 1.2M/10 for the best 'use of ' picture ever... new screensaver right there. Will see if I can MrsG up for that , assuming I can find a roll long enough
     
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    It is indeed duct tape (duck:LOL:)
    I think it was originally used to seal large air con. ducting joints to make them air tight
    The music industry would grind to a halt with out it, they call it gaffa tape, no idea why
    Aviation industry use an aluminium version call speed tape, it will stay attached to a high speed jet for weeks
    I have an aquaintance that swears that he has built a van engine out of nothing more than a broom shaft and speed tape :rolleyes:
     
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    When I worked at Heathrow an EL AL Jumbo came in with the aviation version of tape apparently holding the nose section on.
     
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    Don't think there is any on this van, now, oh yes a bit under the mirror guard where the original damage was.
    Last van, i managed to rip almost all the back bumper off only a few days into a 2 month trip, duct/gaffer taped it on. Lasted whole of the trip and until insurance and repair place good get it sorted.
    Just wish i could find some gold stuff to match this van lol
     
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    "Gaffers" use ia thinner version to hold cables in place or mark the floor where actors or musicians have to stand for films.
     
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    Duck tape - how many things held together in the MH?
    ..............................................

    2................ The wifes leg`s...... :doh: :rofl:

    Sorry......... it was the wine that made me write that... :beerchug::beerchug:
     
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