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Old 04-29-2015, 11:48 AM   #11
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Rob,
I think I read someplace on this forum that you can actually over-tighten or put too much padding behind the handle trying to get it to seal more, so I would be careful.
Maybe going with new seals would be good.
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:33 PM   #12
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Hi all, I am new to this blog and saw this in a google search. I have a Stampede 195 that leaks at the lower right hand corner on the front bunk. Does anyone have any guidance on this? Thanks
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:10 PM   #13
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Hi pfdff,
Saw your post. It has been a few days, have you found the source of your leak?
Is it leaking when the bunk is open or closed?




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Hi all, I am new to this blog and saw this in a google search. I have a Stampede 195 that leaks at the lower right hand corner on the front bunk. Does anyone have any guidance on this? Thanks
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:17 PM   #14
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Hi RamsFan1

Thanks for responding. It leaks either way. And it doesn't leak all the time either. But it leaks most consistently when the bunkend is open and then it gets under our mattress. Still looking for answers. Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:57 PM   #15
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i'm assuming you bought this used.
how long have you had it?
are you sure it's not condensation?

if it's used and therefore the tent seams were seasoned properly, there has to be a hole in the canvas or thread hole leak.
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i'm assuming you bought this used.
how long have you had it?
are you sure it's not condensation?

if it's used and therefore the tent seams were seasoned properly, there has to be a hole in the canvas or thread hole leak.
Yes it is used. I don't believe it is condensation because even the plywood under neath the plastic cover material gets wet.
I'm wondering if it is sneaking in where the vertical seal strip meets the bottom horizontal seal strip. Perhaps a bead of caulk connecting the 2 strips might work. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:42 PM   #17
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As Bikendan said, are you sure it is not condensation? We just got back from a trip where there was not a drop of rain and our mattress was a little wet from our first experience with condensation.
Otherwise, look for a hole in the canvas or where the tent attaches.
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Condensation can occur under the mattress, especially if it has a fabric bottom.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:49 PM   #19
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If you think that area is the culprit, I would think some caulk in the suspect area would be a good idea and I don't see any harm even if that doesn't work.

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Yes it is used. I don't believe it is condensation because even the plywood under neath the plastic cover material gets wet.
I'm wondering if it is sneaking in where the vertical seal strip meets the bottom horizontal seal strip. Perhaps a bead of caulk connecting the 2 strips might work. Any thoughts?
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This I will try. Thx
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