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Old 08-31-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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Roo Bunk End Material

We have a 2014 233S Roo --- wanted to see if anyone else is having the same issues with the tent ends....

All three tent ends have a different "cloth" material that is different than the back of the tent end (which is a vinyl material).

We are getting leakage from the sides and very bad mildew which will not come of the cloth (see pics).

It seems odd that the fabric would be different on the sides (two "cloth" sides and a "Vinyl" backside). The vinyl is much easier to clean and does not leak but the sides do..

Anyone else notice this or have this kind of issues? Very frustrating...

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Old 08-31-2014, 01:38 PM   #2
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Wow. That is a lot of water. It does not look right. Something must have gone wrong somehow. Was that section left open or did the water come in thru the fabric?

Is this on the front bunk end? Could you have gotten water in while driving or was this fine when you set it up and then you saw the stains after a rain?

I am sure others will chime in but to me it looks like you got a lot of water in.



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Old 08-31-2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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Did you "season" the tent ends before going camping?
Your dealer should have told you to do this first, during the PDI.
Also there are instructions from the the canvas manufacturer in your owners manual, about this.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:59 PM   #4
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Roo Bunk End Material

The sides are canvas where the rest of the fabric is vinyl. The canvas is required for ventilation it helps prevent or reduce condensation. Have you put the bunks away wet? Mold & mildew thrive in damp, warm, & dark environments. Before my roo I had a used Rockwood pop up, the previous owners put it away wet (from the air conditioning condensation water) and the staining was all over the rear curb side canvas. I was able to use a diluted bleach / water mix to clean it up. Then retreat the canvas with waterproofing.

Also a thought, do your bunk doors seal tightly? Open them up after a good rain storm and your canvas should be dry.

When cleaning don't forget the canvas isn't a perfect white, it has tan spotting throughout it.

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