Originally Posted by Sailor292
I just purchased a 2016 Flagstaff HW A-frame (T21TBHW). After setting it up at home, it rained for several days off and on. When finally I was able to check the unit out, I found water on the inside of the cargo area. The wood, where the cargo hatch lid hinge is attached, was soaking wet and dripping drops of water....
I assume you are under warranty, so repair by dealer is one option. May be good or bad, depending on the quality of the service dept (varies widely from dealer to dealer). The dealer will probably apply more caulk (and just that) which may or may not fix the problem.
Your handle indicates a sailing background. If so, you know the only way to have a truly watertight horizontal hatch is to have a raised lip around the opening, along with proper caulking and mounting of the lip, hinge(s), and fasteners.
My A122 doesn't have the front storage area, but my previous Coleman PUP did. From your description, first guess would be the hinge screws/bolts are leaking. Removing and caulking the hinges would probably solve.
On my Coleman, the storage area cover was not a good fit over the opening. Consequently, the gasket would not seat properly and the cover would leak. Replacing the gasket with a thicker one, and putting in sturdier hinges to maintain the alignment of the cover was the fix.
The ultimate fix would be to install a raised lip, and either raise the hinges or install offset hinges. Properly caulk everything of course, and make sure the cover mates properly with the lip.
probably not what you wanted to hear
2014 Rockwood A122
previous 2000 Coleman Westlake PUP