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Old 05-05-2012, 03:43 PM   #11
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Here is problem i am having with the "canvas" material on the sides of bunk ends on my 12 23ss..... Furious, first trip out and we got some rain last night, 2:30 in the morning my daughter wakes me up to this...... It can not be condensation, everything was fine until rain!!!!! What should i do??????



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Old 05-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #12
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Here is problem i am having with the "canvas" material on the sides of bunk ends on my 12 23ss..... Furious, first trip out and we got some rain last night, 2:30 in the morning my daughter wakes me up to this...... It can not be condensation, everything was fine until rain!!!!! What should i do??????



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first question, did you "season" the canvas before going camping?
there are instructions for doing this in the paperwork from the manufacturer.

second, it's hard to tell if the moisture has soaked the canvas from the outside or the inside.
anytime it's cold outside and you run the furnace, without allowing for air movement, you'll easily get condensation. especially if it's cold and wet outside.

third, did you use Popup Gizmos or solar blankets? using these really help eliminate condensation, along with providing air movement.

many new hybrid owners will button up their hybrid tight, when camping in rainy or cold weather.
doing this without a fan going or the vents open, will quickly cause condensation, especially in the tent ends.
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I do not have popup gizmos. It was 80 degree thunderstorm, with bath vent on with maxx cover and side windows cracked.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:01 PM   #14
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I also had seams seasoned by dealer from sitting on lot as display.
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then i would take the trailer back to the dealer and have them test the canvas and have it replaced if it continues to seep from the outside.

as far as i know, all but the windows are vinylized canvas. it appears that's where you're getting the seepage.
you might want to make sure the window canvas isn't vinylized and possibly find out if the window material should seep that much.

you might choose to treat the windows with something water resistant, like they use on tents.
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ahanebrink,

The person from TJ Snuggles that I spoke to said that if there is seepage, which it looks you might have, then she said the only brand of water repelant that is known to be safe to use with their product is ScotchGuard.

If I were you, I would try it before doing anything else. Allow your bunkends to dry thoroughly. Then unzip them and lay them down flat as you can to the inside. Cover your mattress with something to protect it from overspray. The lady said use "very light" coating of Scotchguard and allow it to dry until it is bone dry before getting it wet again.

Hope this works! Let us know how it turns out.

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Im waiting and really hoping that is not the answer i get from my dealer. I do not find it acceptable to spend that much money and have a new camper you have to seal yourself.
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