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Old 10-05-2017, 07:44 PM   #1
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Rockwood Roo - Leaking Bunk End Fix - Roof Flashing

Gang, here's a quick write up with some pictures for the bunk end fix I used on mine to keep the water from coming in from the top of the bunkends that it seems a lot of people are plagued with.

I did this on my 233S.

Materials purchased were some small bungee cords, and some 8' roof flashing from HD.

Model # SZB34GAL-8 Internet #202228899 Store SKU #254541

$20 total spent.

After testing the PVC method, the pvc was too thick to get in the back channel on my model so we ditched that thought. I decided to give the flashing a whirl since it's thinner, lighter and much easier to install/remove.

I used a rubber mallet, a 1x1 piece of wood to make my U-channel and it worked perfect. I set up the flashing on my picnic table since there's a lip on the flashing. I worked the piece of wood down the flashing and hammered down the edge over the wood to create the U. Once it was bent, I trimmed it down to 89 inches so there was a little overlap on the ends.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:45 PM   #2
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:49 PM   #3
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This will hopefully keep water from entering at the top where there's a small gap in the seal. I was about 1 month out of warranty when my first issue happened, and Rockwood was absolutely abysmal to deal with on it. The only response I got was that I was told it was my responsibility to make sure the zippers were treated twice a year per the manual to keep water from entering the trailer when it pools in the canvas from the crappy seals. Emails then went unanswered.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:04 PM   #4
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most bungies loose their elasticity when subjected to sun/weather for any length of time... certainly within a year

Do you take these gutters down when you camp and then reinstall?

I re-water proof my canvas bunk ends yearly with a spray treatment you can buy at Cabelas, Bass Pro, etc... and yes I do get a cup of water in the ends occasionally but that has yet to be a soak-thru problem for me...

I hope this works for you.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:33 PM   #5
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Yeah, the gutters are removable and likely won't be used when traveling. Only when parked at home. The bungees are a temp solution to hold it down, as we're supposed to see snow this weekend and I haven't come up with a better tie-down method yet. Our issue isn't a small amount of water. I've had the canvas fill up and once it sits on the zippers long enough it soaks in and onto the floor or mattress[es]. The seal doesn't contact the door in the corners and water pours right in during the heavy rains, and snow meltoff. We do the waterproofing on the zippers as recommended.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:59 PM   #6
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Looks to me like that will keep out the rain...

I just got a roll of tape (Amazon) recommended to me by another camper... you might want to try it to hold that strip on permanently. Gets great reviews...

3M VHB Tape RP25 1 in width x 5 yd length (1 Roll)

My first year, while my new camper sat in the driveway waiting for it's first excursion, I read about leaks on the bunk ends.

I taped the top seal with 3 inch wide blue masking tape. The tape held and was still pretty easy to peel off after that amount of time.

I then did a 3 month stint in FL for the winter months. Travel to FL included a good downpour and several more traveling rain storms hit me. After each I found little if any water on the bunk ends, so I decided to forego the tape from then on. So far, so good for me.

I suspect you have tried to tighten the clamps? This procedure has been covered here among others...
Bunk Latch (new style) Adjustment Instructions
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:36 PM   #7
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most bungies loose their elasticity when subjected to sun/weather for any length of time... certainly within a year
I had an outdoor shelter over my old pop up that used these style bungees and they held up for several years outside. I did take the cover down during the winter months, but they were beaten by the sun/weather for several years Spring through Fall and still had their elasticity when I scrapped the shelter.


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Old 06-24-2018, 10:15 PM   #8
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Just wanted to throw an update in here. This flashing worked perfectly. I took it off before our trips this year, and when I park it at home again I throw them back on. 5 minutes to install them all back on and throw the bungees on. We had zero water issues after this mod.
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Has anyone considered adding flashing both front and rear that permanently sticks to the body and diverts rainwater over the opening altogether?

I have a friend who worlds for a roofing company. They have black flashing material and could bend me up something very quickly.
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many posts on here about owners doing that... search is your friend...
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