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Old 09-17-2014, 11:45 PM   #21
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Jimandchris thanks for the video. It was hard to hear. What did you put over the bunk end after you latched up. Some type of rain gutter?
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:55 PM   #22
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Hello dado39 from the clarkston area!


For the cap I used 1 1/4 inch diameter pvc, ended up being 87 inches in length, that gives you an extra inch or so over rthe end. I'll have to get you a measurement on how much I cut out to make it fit. It slides in between the outside bunk edge and all the screws along the top that hold the gutter/flange to the body. That way it can't fall off except by sliding it out the side. It was trial and error with a small piece of pvc until I got the fit I wanted. Then cut out the slot using a jig saw with a blade cut in half. Totally covers the top seal area. I did do some sanding to smooth the edges a bit.
We've only had one small leak one time all summer, in the rear bunk, but I'd rather do this and not have any surprises come spring.


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Old 09-18-2014, 12:03 AM   #23
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Jimandchris thanks for the video. It was hard to hear. What did you put over the bunk end after you latched up. Some type of rain gutter?
Sorry about the audio quality, used my canon 7d and the internal mike is horrible. Here are a couple of pics of what I'm using to cover the top seal area and keep any water out of the seals
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.Last thing, what is the process for cleaning the end material? just flatten it out and hose it? Or what??

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Are you aware of PUGs(popup gizmos)?
I've never had to clean the tent ends since I always use the PUGs.
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Thanks for all the replies....

JimandChris, I'm going to open up the ends today and see what is going on, thanks for the help. I like the PVC cover also....

bikendan, PUGS? No I haven't, what do they do?


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Sorry about the audio quality, used my canon 7d and the internal mike is horrible. Here are a couple of pics of what I'm using to cover the top seal area and keep any water out of the seals
I like the PVC idea. I did the same thing last year with garden hose slit with a box cutter. The hose is a little easier to store but a little harder to put on.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:19 AM   #27
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Thanks for the pics of the PVC looks like something else I will do . do u tow with it on ?
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Thanks for the pics of the PVC looks like something else I will do . do u tow with it on ?
Dado39, here's a drawing of what I ended up with, I snapped a chalk line end to end of where I needed to cut, then used a sharpie to mark the line every two inches or so. Then cut with the jig saw. My second one was much better looking than the first, less sanding.

We are heading north next week to young state park for a fall color trip, going to leave them on to see how they work during traveling. Also toying with the idea of putting caps on the ends but not sure if it would stay in place. Really made them for winter storage as a precaution against top seal leakage.
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Thanks they look great I wonder if I can use a table saw right keep the cut straighter
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Thanks they look great I wonder if I can use a table saw right keep the cut straighter
Don't see why not, as long as it doesn't melt it. I was worried more about keeping the pvc from rotating as I was cutting. Thought it'd be easier to keep the pvc anchored in one place and move the saw instead of the other way around. I'm sure there are many ways to "skin the cat" and anyway the pvc is cheap.

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