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Old 06-08-2013, 11:32 AM   #11
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We drove to Illinois from Arizona to pick up our Roo, and made a mini vacation for the trip back. While in Texas, we caught a good drenching, and noticed seeping at the seams (seasoning), but I noticed that the area where the canvas overlaps from the camper frame to door (between the shelf and mattress area) was pretty well soaked. I initially chalked it up to water dripping down from where it was seeping from the unseasoned seams.

Once we were back in AZ, I continued to wet the bunks down (no rain...) and noticed it was still getting wetter than I thought it should. That was when I did a closer inspection and noticed the flaw in the design.

As I said, FR was pretty good about helping me fix the problem, and I don't have the leak issues anymore. Disclaimer: I don't see much rain here, so I don't know how it would do if we were catching downpours on a regular basis.

The pics I attached include my pointing to where I was getting a lot of water accumulation. The next are of how my tenting was not secured into the frame, allowing for water intrusion. The last pic is of the canvas after I caulked it with the product FR provided.

The biggest leaks were from the upper corners where the canvas did not attach to the frame at all (I don't know if FR ever fixed that flaw in the design). Ours is a 2012.5 model and the first of the ones with attached canvas. I used a copious amount of the caulk to fill the void, and so far it is holding well without issue. I will try to take a pic of the remedy when I get out to the camper (darn HOA!!). I hope this helps.

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Old 06-08-2013, 11:55 AM   #12
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I am getting water in that exact spot where your pointing in the picture. What type of caulking did you use?
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:10 PM   #13
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I don't remember what kind it was, but it was what FR mailed to me. Try contacting your dealer and see what they recommend. You can tell them that I had similar issues and that FR mailed me the caulk and plastic sleeves (that did not work, btw) to fix it. If you have more questions, feel free to pm me.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #14
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2010 Bunks Wet From Rain

I have a 2010 233s. I noticed after this rainy weekend that the mattresses on two fold outs were wet. The camper was closed tight for the storm. Tracking the water it seems to have come down from the top of the bunk / seam.

Looking on the outside, it seems the edging trim for the bunk does not meet at the top corners. I have this on the two of three fold out bunks.

Does anyone else have this issue with their Roo? I try and post a picture of what I am talking about.

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Old 06-08-2013, 09:32 PM   #15
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Fourwheelers - You could also be getting water in behind the light - the caulk around your light looks cracked and or missing from the picture.
I would caulk the light with some Dicor Lap Sealant and see if you are still getting wet.

Also may want to take care of the rust before it becomes and issue.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #16
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Thanks for the tip. I picked up lap sealant for the roof but will get that light done tomorrow. I also called my local Roo dealer and have to wait till Monday to get a price on new trim. I'll fix the rust and get the trim all the way to the edge.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:58 AM   #17
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I just came back from a 4 day mini vacation and it rained 2 of the days and I have had no leaks. The 23ikss is a great TT and we have had no problems with it. The storage is amazing. I will ask 1 question tho....We had allot of cottenwood fuzz and we were in a wooded area and got alot of sap on the TT is there an easy removal? Our TT looked like it was tared and feathered...LOL
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #18
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I like using rubbing alcohol but drawback is that it takes off wax too.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:30 AM   #19
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I would suggest stopping by a marine store. Find out what product works well to remove sap from Gel Coat. I don't think you can get around having to wax again with any sap or bug remover.
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Thanks for the tip. I picked up lap sealant for the roof but will get that light done tomorrow. I also called my local Roo dealer and have to wait till Monday to get a price on new trim. I'll fix the rust and get the trim all the way to the edge.
I have a 2008 21ss. Ordered the trim that goes around the bunk doors from FR. It's called "white pinch seal" comes by the foot. It was an improvement from the original.
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