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Old 03-16-2015, 10:46 AM   #1
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Palomino Leaking front Bunk

Well the rain, snow and ice has finally left and was able to get out and start cleaning up the new stampede. I found the front bunk had leaked somewhere. I found a small puddle of water in the canvas and the front counter top had a swollen corner. The gasket on the flip down looks fine as well as the gasket on the camper itself. Does anyone have any guidance as to where to look for the leak. the unit has obviously leaked before or was put up wet because the canvas has some old staining
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:07 PM   #2
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I am not sure I am going to be any help or if our units are the same, but here is where I would look on my Palomino Solaire 147x based on what you said.

Check the gutter above the door and make sure the caulk is good. I think if there was an issue here, water may possibly get under the gutter to the door and then past the gasket.

Check around the lights above the gutter to see if there is a way water is getting in that route. Maybe the caulk between the light and the camper is missing and water is going in that route.

On the interior of my unit, my front speakers and bunk fan are attached to the ceiling near the bunk door to a piece of trim. Does that piece seem wet? Maybe if you are handy and can remove it you could see it from that side to see if it reveals anything. Or if your speakers are there like mine, you could at least drop them down and see if it reveals anything.

Don't know if that is much help but a couple of thoughts....
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply RamsFan1, i found 1 spot on the rain gutter that had about a 3" spot where it could be re caulked but it was on the opposite side of where i found the water, this could be the culprit. I also have two speakers in a box at the front - no moisture here.

It does appear the previous owner siliconed the outside of the canvas to the inside edge of the weather stripping.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:48 AM   #4
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Good advice gents, if you need further assistance or advice please feel free to contact us directly at the factory
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:41 PM   #5
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Closed the bunk end up and Ran a bead of silicon across the rain gutter and also re sealed the two lights, had a little rain last night and so far so good.

Sure hope that takes care of it for when it's closed up and no leaks when its open. now for washing the outside and removing the stains on the canvas
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:10 PM   #6
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What do you use to clean the canvas?
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:34 PM   #7
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I hope your leak is fixed and now you can enjoy camping!
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:56 AM   #8
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PXT I purchase the Iosso mold and mildew remover. I just got it the other day and plan on using it this weekend - weather permitting - have never used before. I will try and take before and after pictures to show any difference it makes. I have considerable staining on one bunk that looks like it has been there for some time
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:46 PM   #9
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Washed the exterior of the canvas this afternoon and have a few small drip leaks.....I am thinking in the sticking as I can see no holes or rips. Also seems to leak down at bottom outside edges where the canvas starts.....where it comes out of end of trailer.


Any recommendations for a water repellant or seam sealer....
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:09 PM   #10
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well apparently still have weatherstripping or leaky places - took off for the wekeend and had rain a few days before we left and while traveling. When i reached our destination and opened the ends up i had a large puddle on the outside of the canvas. i found the inside to be slightly wet in places but nothing major. can anyone recommend if i need to replace the weatherstripping or maybe new lock down handles? - could they not be closing tightly enough??
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