Replaced Seals, Still Getting Wet. WTF!?
I replaced the seals around my bunk end doors on Friday and the unit endured bout of good, heavy rain Saturday through Sunday. When I replaced the seals, I drew a line around the inside frame with a dry erase marker in order to track whether or not any water might be leaking in. I am happy to report that the updated seals held and that no water leaked in between the bunk doors and the frame.
The inside of my doors are newly wet, so what the heck? Further, it isn't that the whole thing is wet, it's wet at the bottom 3 or 4 inches of the door and the visible water line peaks at the middle of the door. This suggests to me that it's wetter in the middle, of course, and the pattern is the same on both the front and back doors.
So, near as I can tell, there would be 3 or 4 ways water is still getting in:
Seams around the Frame - I caulked those last year, though, so it doesn't seem likely. I re-checked them again yesterday and they seem sound.
Canvas Snaps: Maybe water is leaking in around the snaps at the top of the door? They don't seem loose, though, and it definately seems like there is a lot more moisture than could be let in by such small gaps. Also, I would expect more signs of moisture at the top of the doors, but they seem completely dry and sound; untouched by water in any significant volumes.
Cracks in the Skin: Maybe they're there and I just don't see them.
At the Hinges: This is what makes the most sense to me. Water runs down the door and water tenson takes it around the hinges, up and under the door and soaks it from the bottom up. This would account for the location of the wetness as well as the pattern of peak wetness in the middle of the door.
Anyone have any thoughts?