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Old 03-11-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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leaky bunk end on roo 183

We bought a 2012 rockwood roo last year. We noticed that we had a leak on our front bunk end prior to winter. We did caulk around the outside of the bunk end when we noticed that leak. I kept checking the camper throughout winter. After recent rain and ice, I went out to check it today. The bunk end seemed dry until I shook the canvas. At that point, we noticed more water. We have no idea where this water came from. Any ideas on where this water may have come from and how to fix the problem?
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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Was the water between the fold of the canvas? On the outside? Was it a small amount? If so... it's probably the black rubber / foam seal around the top and sides. We have closed our roo and looked for visible gaps in seams and gaps where the corners are. We added extra foam where there were probable issues and fixed most of the water ingress. The rest will be addressed by the pvc gutter guard or a custom angle piece to act as a permanent gutter.

I'm sure a dealer would love to TRY to fix it but you would be better doing it yourself and try.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:08 PM   #3
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This is where the damage is.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:08 PM   #4
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We are wondering if the leak could be here?
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:11 PM   #5
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Ok not what I thought. Looks like it's been doing that for awhile.... your seal is different than mine. It's white on yours and looks like it's very dirty. It might be bad or not making a good seal there.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:11 PM   #6
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Honestly, I am terrified to take it to the dealer. I am certain they will rape us in cost. They tried to sell us an extended warranty, but of course water damage wasnt covered, so I passed. I assumed that if we needed the warranty, it would be for water. How right I was.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:13 PM   #7
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My husband peeled back the interior laminate to see how much damage was there.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:19 PM   #8
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Not sure where the hole is but it looks like it's at the base of the bunk door, at the hinge area.
And the pic of door corner, shows rust and possibly badly compressed/dirty white seals.
My guess is that water got into the bottom of the door frame and caused the door rot.
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:45 AM   #9
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JUst wondering if this was a new 2012 unit or a used unit you bought at the dealer? They did not point out the damage when you bought? You might have some recourse like they sold you something that was damaged goods...? Those door hinge leaks certainly are major problems.

Just got back from 10 weeks in FL with my 2014 Shamrock 183... the first time the wife and I used it full-time since we got it last May... absolutely loved it.

I m going to make those PVC gutter guards described in here somewhere... I did have a cup of water or so in the front bunk area on the tent material when I opened it after travel from KY to FL in January and after being stored outside in October to January. THe small amount of water was trapped on the vinyl and did not seem to hurt anything.
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It was used, and I did not observe any water damage when we bought it. I made sure that I checked all of the
bunks. I love the camper otherwise.
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