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Old 10-20-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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Any ideas on what this might be?

Iím closing it down for the winter and I noticed the yellow discolored window canvas on my 2017 183. The bunks have been down for a couple weeks with some rain but I never noticed this before. Any ideas? Do I need to waterproof it again or is this just normal? It is on all 3 bunks. Maybe Iím over reacting to it but I want this to last many years. Thanks for any help or advice.

Tim

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Old 10-20-2017, 07:00 PM   #2
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I would probably take it to the service shop and see if it needs to be warrantied.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:03 PM   #3
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Thatís what I was hoping didnít have to happen. My wife and I were just talking about that and you are confirming our thoughts a little more
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:41 PM   #4
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I mean it's not even a year old and I'm sure it wasn't cheap (I know ours wasn't). We have the 2017 23IKSS and have had rain and snow on our bunk ends and do not have any issues with them. We just took ours back to the dealer for a lot of other warranty work but our vinyl send to have faired through the weather great with just the waterproofing on it.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:31 PM   #5
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Thatís what I was hoping didnít have to happen. My wife and I were just talking about that and you are confirming our thoughts a little more
Unless your dealer is just around the corner, you may want to take pictures of all of the watermarked pieces and send them via an email. They may have the factory just send you replacements. However, that doesn't solve the why.

The other alternative is to wash this in a mild soap. It may remove the marks. However, this is not just a spot clean. All or nothing. Trying to spot clean will only move the marks.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:40 PM   #6
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Unless your dealer is just around the corner, you may want to take pictures of all of the watermarked pieces and send them via an email. They may have the factory just send you replacements. However, that doesn't solve the why.



The other alternative is to wash this in a mild soap. It may remove the marks. However, this is not just a spot clean. All or nothing. Trying to spot clean will only move the marks.


I took it into the dealer today. Only 15 minuets away. They were completely stumped as to what the heck it is or why it looks like that. 5 people at the dealer had the deer in headlights looks. So we will see what they say and do. I would assume they will replace them but who knows.

As far as mild soap and washing it that was already done and I think it may have made it worse to be honest. I will keep people posted as to what they say and/or do. Sucks itís a new unit but I would rather it do it now then in a year or two and I have a hard battle to get a resolution.

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Old 10-22-2017, 07:11 AM   #7
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I saw this on a friends TT. The bunk ends also butted up to windows. The change in heat/cool in the spring created condensation that was absorbed by the fabric and into the yellow foam. The color from the foam leached through.
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:36 AM   #8
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this discoloration is not uncommon on the canvas ends...
It has happened on mine all the time.
The canvas is a tough product on the bunk ends. It can be cleaned.

I use three spray products on my bunk ends and they are snow white after the 4th fall now...
1. Awesome cleaner from the Dollar Store
2. Home Armor mold and mildew stain remover from Home Depot
3. various brands of spay on waterproofing, which is often needed after a deep cleaning... I like to use the hand pump spray bottles often found only in outdoors stores.

On a nice bright breezy day, open up the tent ends and thoroughly soak the canvas parts with Awesome. I use an old towel to soak up overspray/runoff. After the canvas dries, look for any leftover discoloration and hit it with the Home Armor spray. Light markings will disappear before your eyes. Heavy black marks might take a second spray. Once treated with Awesome, retreat the canvas only (not the vinyl) with the waterproofing spray.
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