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Old 07-12-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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Two bunk end leaks in Florida storm

Had heavy rain last night and was disappointed to learn we had two leaks (camper is only 4 months old). It appears to have come from one of the seams... Is this normal? Anyone know of this would be covered under warranty?

It got pretty wet - it was a significant storm, however


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Old 07-12-2014, 09:53 AM   #2
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Did you season the seams on the bunk ends? I thought I did a thorough job of seasoning last fall when we purchased, then this spring had some leakage in the vertical end seams the first time out in a downpour. After that we've had no leakage anywhere during two rainstorms.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:27 AM   #3
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Did you season the seams on the bunk ends? I thought I did a thorough job of seasoning last fall when we purchased, then this spring had some leakage in the vertical end seams the first time out in a downpour. After that we've had no leakage anywhere during two rainstorms.


Yikes- no did not season (didn't get the memo this was needed). How do you season the tent ends?



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They need to be hosed down a couple of times, supposed to swell the threads in the sewing holes of the material. There should have been a small card in your info packet about it. We've had no leaks at all since the downpour when it did leak. Quite a bit of info in the forums about it. There's a sticky with a photo of the info card.
Hopefully there will be no more leaks from now on.
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I have cleaned the camper ends (using a hose) and the camper has been in several rain storms in Florida ... Would that pretty much be the same as seasoning? I don't think the inside seams should look like this after 4 months? ... Click image for larger version

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You may want to get that into the dealer for warranty. The one photo looks like the corner needle holes at the vertical seams are larger than they should be.
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In the photo it also looks like you might be forcing the tenting more than is should be. The sheperds staff has 3 clips to go into, I only use the 2cnd one as the third is way too much stress on the seams.
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