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Old 05-28-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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leaking beds

I was wondering if anyone else has had an issue with the beds leaking. We have a 2012 Roo that we bought last year and the second time out we notice a lot of water when went to close the beds(the 1st time out it was a nice sunny w/e). We brought it back, they resealed it-didn't work, they replaced the 2 bunks, and we just got to use it thie w/e in Vermont and it rained inside all w/e. We just brought it back and are waiting to see where it goes from there.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:41 AM   #2
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How cold was it outside? And what temperature were you keeping it inside?

There was recently a thread on condensation doing just what you describe.
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Did you have the roof vent cracked with the fan going? Cold and moist is very favorable for condensation.
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It was about 40 degrees, and the inside temperature was a very comfortable temp. The bed were soaked to the point that my wife slept on the couch and I slept in the middle of the bunk because the mattress was soaked all around and seeping into the middle. it was like constant dripping from both bunks. the roof vents were closed because of the torentchal(sp?)rains.
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It was about 40 degrees, and the inside temperature was a very comfortable temp. The bed were soaked to the point that my wife slept on the couch and I slept in the middle of the bunk because the mattress was soaked all around and seeping into the middle. it was like constant dripping from both bunks. the roof vents were closed because of the torentchal(sp?)rains.
There you go. Cool outside, warm and humid inside.

1) install a vent cover on the bathroom vent with the fantastic fan
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2) Keep the fan going and unzip the top of the windows just an inch
3) Invest in www.popupgizmos.com
4) keep the temp a bit lower
5) Enjoy a dryer roo.

It is harder when it is raining due to the moisture. But you need to let it breathe.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:48 AM   #6
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yep, what you've got is condensation, not leaking bunk ends.

the dealer should have advised you of how to cure it.

doing a simple search in this section, on "condensation", will bring up hundreds of posts about it and the cures for it.
those that do the cures, virtually never have condensation again.
it also happens in popups and since most hybrid owners are former popup owners, we're used to it and know how to deal with it.
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Forest River is going to replace the heated mattresses and my dealership wants to Scotch Guard the bunks.
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Scotch Guarding the bunk ends won't solve your problem if it's condensation, which it sounds like to everyone here.

the chances it leaking through the canvas are extremely rare and when it does, it usually due to tiny pinholes in the canvas or along the seams because the owner didn't follow the directions to pre-wet the canvas to allow the thread to swell in the seam holes, before camping in it.

and if you'd put vent covers on, then you could open them even when it's raining hard without worrying about it getting inside.
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