Originally Posted by theroo2
We have the new style latch system which does not seem to close as tight as the old system did. I know this may sound stupid but how come it makes a difference if when you close the door the seal does not seal? If the bunks don't leak when opened how does closing them wrong suddenly make them leak? It seems the only way it would matter is if some way when you closed them the seal pulled away from the camper. The rubber seal around the door being breached should allow water in on the canvass but how does it get inside?
That's a good question - with the new bunk canvas design where it is permanently attached to the door, it seems like even if you had water coming in the door it wouldn't get through the canvas and into the trailer. You would expect to have a puddle when you opened it back up.
Unless, the canvas was unzipped - then the water would come through the screens. And I have no idea how water tight the zippers are. Standing water might be able to get through the zippers???
I see your point here, but for other reasons, like not having water in the canvas while in storage, it seems like a good habit to make sure the canvas is not pinched in the door seals when closing it up.
But for sure, you shouldn't be having leaks. In reading some of the other threads, it seems that FR has been pretty good about making repairs when there is a problem. Hopefully that's the case with your rig and they get it corrected for you. Very frustrating, I'm sure...