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Old 11-06-2015, 08:31 AM   #1
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Morning all, I purchased my sister in laws '14 24 Roo IKSS. First time out at hunt camp. We had a huge storm come thru last night. Slight water leak on one side of the bed. The other two side were dry. So have the fan running on the mattress that got a little damp. I'll point it out. Thanks
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1. How to locate the source?
2. How to stop it?
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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Campdry

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Or is the leak by the end seals?
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:14 AM   #3
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Back when we were tenters they made a product called seam sealer that you put over the sewn seam and it wicked in. The camp dry may do the trick too. Are your tent ends vinyl or canvass. I would assume the top and beltline to be vinyl. You sure it's a water leakage and not just condensation? Condensation is a pretty common thing in pups and hybrids. You have to leave a vent open and a circulating fan on to minimize it. Used to get it big time on the support rods and bottom of the roof tents. Cold weather, raining, heat on and 2-3 people breathing makes a lot of humidity condensing out on a cold surface
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:28 AM   #4
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Morning, great suggestions, we had a huge storm come thru, rained for 6 hours or so, at times torrential downpour.
I too tent camped. Have used seam sealer before. The leak doesn't seem to be originating from the seams. Seams are all dry.
It looks and feels like it is coming from under that white strip along the edge of the bedClick image for larger version

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Where I am pointing to.
I'm thinking the water seeped in along that edge. Thinking of getting some type of sealer for the outside
As far as condensation, I'm pretty sure I can rule that out. It was to concentrated in one area. I have had that happen in my old Palamino and totally agree
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:37 AM   #5
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Is it puddling in that area outside?? Seam sealer / campdry and go over the whole darn thing . Wait awhile, then hose her down n check leaks.

While your at it , check for mildew on the canvas. This would be a warning sign of areas that water seeps in when closed.
Treat the seals to the bed area (303 aerospace).
Bed ends can be a water problem area on the hybrids.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:52 AM   #6
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You are kinda alluding to a capillary action type thing. I know water can run up hill to some extent on roofs. I'm assuming there is some type of bungee cord setup on the tent end to connect to the platform. Looks like your sidewalls are canvas and the lower belt is some rubberized type of material. Had a pup made both ways and the hybrid was made this way to to prevent rot. Is this the end your head is at only or is the foot end of the bunk the same way with the leakage? If not, I still got to go with the condensation theory
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:16 AM   #7
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Plato: no puddling but on closer look, there is some discoloration .
I'll have to check into this more obviously.
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This was the foot end of the bed.
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Forget sealers and 303 and mildew etc.


Stupid design. They eliminated the tent flap that overhung the door edge when open, so it would make it easier to not get fabric in the door when closing. It created this problem. The water had to be getting in the seam at yellow arrow between the tent fabric and door edge aluminum channel, and most likely a wind driven rain. On the 2016's I looked at, they caulked the corner area shown by the white arrow with clear silicone for some reason, but no caulking the rest of the way back the seam between tent and door. They are counting on the tenting being snapped into the plastic snap channel you point to in your picture to be the seal. It is one of the things I will be looking at hard when our 23WS we have ordered comes in. A small bead of clear silicone in that gap is probably a good idea.
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:40 AM   #9
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Would clean that with some sort of mildew cleaner and re-treat.

Check the forum, think I read awhile back that some folks even made pvc gutters and attached to their units when closed.
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:45 AM   #10
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Bunk end water fix...cheap!

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