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Old 02-05-2015, 01:15 PM   #11
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I have had a hybrid for 11 years. 2 different campers. Never a leak. I don't understand how a vent fan can suck in the heavy bunk fabric. Could someone post a photo of this garden hose idea? Just can't picture it! Thanks
The vent fan thing only works with the newer pre-attached canvas ends.
doesn't work with the older bungee/snap canvas.
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The garden hose fix is simply splitting the length of hose the entire length and sliding it along the upper bunk edge, covering up the opening where the seal sits between the bunk edge and bunk frame.

Looks like this but it's a garden hose, this is the pvc mod.
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:24 PM   #13
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Few years ago we were shopping used hybrids. The more we looked the more with water damage , leaks or wet inside we found. (Some were delaminating )
Too bad , liked the idea of a hybrid but it looked like a huge problem at the time.
Scared me off...........
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:37 PM   #14
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The garden hose fix is simply splitting the length of hose the entire length and sliding it along the upper bunk edge, covering up the opening where the seal sits between the bunk edge and bunk frame.

Looks like this but it's a garden hose, this is the pvc mod.
Wow I have been wondering what the PVC mod is. Really that simple huh? And it working for the majority of owners?
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It's a shame because they are so cool. We love ours. Really wonder how many don't leak and we don't hear of those....
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Yes, I was talking about the PVC top rail precaution. I have no issue doing that if it helps on any side I don't open.


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We've had our Roo 23SS since Nov. 2006 and have never had any leak issues other than a couple of times driving in very heavy rain.
even then, it was just a minor amount of water that was easily wiped up with a rag.
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We've only had ours for 7 months and in CA it's only rained twice where we live but no leaks so far. It'll rain this weekend and I'm considering opening my bunks to see how the unit will perform. For now, I haven't needed to do the pvc mod, hopefully I won't have to.
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:55 PM   #19
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Wow I have been wondering what the PVC mod is. Really that simple huh? And it working for the majority of owners?
I'm really unsure of how many are using it. It's what worked for us...

I have a drawing of it in our album if anyone is interested. I imagine the length is different for the side bunk of the 233SS model.

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Thanks for posting the pvc picture. I'm sure it will help many people.
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