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HELP! I need to repair my suitcase!

Travel Forums Travel Gear HELP! I need to repair my suitcase!

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1. Posted by Lioness.Queen (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey there (:

I am going away for two weeks to Tuscany. I leave on the 17th Aug.

There is a problem with my suitcase, I am sure it's replaceable. At the bottom of the back of the suitcase the fabric has torn away from the suitcase body. It's not that much of a big tear but I don't particularly want to spend a whole lot of money on a brand new suitcase when I have one already. So my question is: what is the best way to repair this? I was thinking maybe I should use super glue, but I don't know whether that will get detected when my suitcase gets scanned.

If anyone could share any ideas, that'd be great.

Thanks (:

2. Posted by Purfectraveller (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Determine the brand of the suitcase, look up the company on line, email, phone or write to their customer service department and ask them for a repair recommendation. Some better quality companies will even do the repairs themselves for free. Most will not. They may offer to repair it for a price. They may have a suggestion or recommendation of a company that specializes in repairs. If your company has no information that seems helpful, try looking up another company with similar products and ask them. They may have suggestions for you. They may be happy to help you, thinking that you may recognize good service and buy their product when you replace your current luggage.

If it is simply a matter of you not having the right tools, it might turn out to be the better solution to just go to the hardware store and buy yourself the needed tools and do the repair yourself.

3. Posted by karam_jeet (Inactive 14 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I agree repair is cheaper to buy a new one. Use Mr. fix because they fix everything except broke hearts or Try a local repair shop or something if this idea doesn't work.....

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Aug-2013, at 03:32 by karam_jeet ]

4. Posted by Jonell (Budding Member 24 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

How important is it that the inside of the suitcase looks nice to you? I think if you use some liquid thread or something like that on it then it should be fine. In an emergency situation I have been known to pull out the duct tape which always does the trick. You shouldn't have to buy a new suitcase over a little tear though...