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Old 07-15-2014, 10:49 AM   #1
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Tent end damage

So my tent end was replace late last summer under warranty as it had gone soft. Noted that it was still leaking. Dealer installed some metal squares around door hinge to put more pressure on door. Still leaked. Noticed that gasket wasn't high enough so they moved gasket. Just took trailer out of storage last week and did our first weekend of camping and noticed cracking. What are peoples thoughts on this. Cracks run lengthwise and it seems the metal is bent.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:05 PM   #2
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Tent end damage

Stress cracks. The extra pressure was too much buckled the metal. Silly fix in my opinion. That wasn't the problem.

Curious - do you still have a leak?


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Could be that water got into the seal and expanded when frozen and cracked it also.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:57 AM   #4
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No, no leaks after they moved the rubber gasket on the inside of the trailer back to where it was supposed to be. Still had leaks after square washer was installed. No water damage on that area. No where for water to get into caulking is all good.
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I suspect the issue was always your rubber seal then and not the pressure of your door pinching closed.

With your cracking being identical on both sides safe bet it's the added metal squares causing stress to the metal edging. If you close the end can you or someone watch to see if that metal edge flexes or bends when it pinches closed?


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