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Old 03-18-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Water in bunk ends!

Hi all! Just brought home a 2004 Shamrock 232. We drove through a horrendous rain storm! I just opened the bunk ends to air everything out and found quite a bit of water. I think it was trapped in the canvas because as soon as I pulled out the canvas, it was sitting on the end. The beds were not stowed properly, so I'm guessing that the ends didn't seal properly. There is no evidence of water damage. The previous owner stored it covered. Any insight? Suggestions? I know at one time, the seals were being replaced by FR but that was many years ago and I have no idea if these people replaced them of not.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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most common reason for this, is improper storage of canvas, resulting in canvas trapped between seals.
did you check if this was happening, when you picked up the Roo?

FR did not replace the seals back then, they would provide a kit for the owner to replace the seals themselves or pay a dealer to do it.

you should have done a intense inspection of the entire bunk ends, including looking closely at the condition of the seals, water damage around the hinge area, looking for delam at the base of the bunk doors, attachment points for the canvas ends, to name a few things.

once you do this and redry the canvas, carefully close up the bunk end, making sure no canvas gets trapped and then run some water over the top of the bunk end, as if it was raining and then recheck.
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We did inspect the bunk ends. We went to look one weekend and picked it up the next. No water damage, hinge damage, no delamination. The previous owner did a sloppy job of putting away the bunk end in question. I checked the seals. They are good. Hoping this is just due to the way it was put away.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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Thank you for the tip with the hose! I will try that!
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:21 PM   #5
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We did inspect the bunk ends. We went to look one weekend and picked it up the next. No water damage, hinge damage, no delamination. The previous owner did a sloppy job of putting away the bunk end in question. I checked the seals. They are good. Hoping this is just due to the way it was put away.
Sounds like it. As Dan said, just let it all dry out.

Congrats on your new-to-you Roo!
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:36 PM   #6
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Thanks Triguy I'm trying not to panic. Drying out now.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:08 PM   #7
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Thank you for the tip with the hose! I will try that!
just don't do a direct spray on the frame of the bunk end, try and simulate rain. also, get the marker lights above wet, sometimes they will leak water down into the bunk frame and canvas.
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Would be a good time to check all other seals, seams, and caulking also. Look for the slightest of cracks in caulking around vents, windows, doors, hatches, etc.
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My front bunk get's water inside when I drive in the rain. I haven't figured out how to stop it. I think it comes in the gaps at the lower corners of the bed.
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Yes Aquaman! Our maiden voyage will be spent caulking and checking everything. I also noticed that the snaps in the mattresses have separated from the fabric. Guess I'll be working on a sewing project too😉
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