So I went this afternoon to pick-up my 2016 23IKSS & during the PDI, I noticed daylight coming through where the canvas connects to the shell, at the top outside corners. My salesperson went and got a hose to test my concern of water infiltration & water did start coming in, he offered to put sealant in the hole between the canvas and the plastic surround, however i'm not convinced that would be more than a band-aid / constant maintenance item as the canvas is "floppy" (for lack of a better word) by nature and would separate from any sealant that has attached to it over time, he also said he would be getting another one in in a couple of weeks that we could look over & I could take that one if it was to my satisfaction. During a non-windy rain event this wouldn't be an issue as there is a slight overhang over this corner & the canvas drains water away from it, however my concern is wind driven rain would definitely drive water in there. Some questions to other owners....
- What has your experience been at this condition? Can you see "daylight through that top corner?
- Have you experienced leaks at this condition in your camper?
- Are defects such as this considered "acceptable" by manufacturers and/or you personally?
2013 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 5.3L
2016 Shamrock 23IKSS Hybrid TT (2015 - ??)
2008 Fleetwood Niagara Pop-Up (2010-2015)