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Old 09-01-2014, 01:39 PM   #11
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I have figured out where it is leaking if you spray the hose in the corner where the zipper is attached water will come up and into the camper. The picture is of the bottom of the zipper attachment. What can be done to prevent water from coming in the great area ?Click image for larger version

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Old 09-01-2014, 04:03 PM   #12
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I think my seasoning directions were on a separate sheet of paper inserted in one of the zipper panels of canvass. However, I learned about the seasoning process via this site.

I would definitely monitor this situation since there are many possibilities. Take good notes and document what you see and do. This will help with troubleshooting.
I found the seasoning directions on a separate sheet in my 2nd hand Roo.
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The bunks have been seasoned I still have water coming in the bunk thru the grey zipper cover seen in the picture is this normal? Click image for larger version

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Old 09-01-2014, 06:23 PM   #14
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I have some problems around my zipper. Biggest is it seems to wick onto the bedding that is touching it. Is it normal? I can't say. But, I use my interior popup gizmos when I know it will be raining.
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The other thing that I have noticed is that if we forget to crack a window and leave a roof fan running over night, water will actually be sucked in. Usually this seams to happen at the hinge on our trailer. The exhaust air has to be made up somewhere and the path of least resistance will be somewhere in tent ends unless a window is open.
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:15 PM   #16
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The other thing that I have noticed is that if we forget to crack a window and leave a roof fan running over night, water will actually be sucked in. Usually this seams to happen at the hinge on our trailer. The exhaust air has to be made up somewhere and the path of least resistance will be somewhere in tent ends unless a window is open.
Good point!! That may be part of my issue.
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The other thing that I have noticed is that if we forget to crack a window and leave a roof fan running over night, water will actually be sucked in.
Man, my Roo isn't THAT tight. That's hard to believe.

I can see a little daylight in the upper corners of my bunks. No water gets in, but air certainly can.
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I could see that possibility. Bunk ends get sucked in tight with both of our fans on and door shut. That's how we close it up so we don't catch any canvas/vinyl in the seals.
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I'm not sure if this helps, but I have had four different campers over the years that all had canvass; two were pups and two were hybrids. I have always seasoned them right away and let them dry in direct sunlight at least twice, then saturated every bit of canvass, seams and zipper cloth strips with Scotchgard. I redo the Scotchgard at least once a year and I have never had a leak yet. I have no idea if I've just been lucky or this actually helped but it has worked so far.
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Just finished our first weekend with a new 233ss and it was a wicked, wicked storm on Friday might. Some water spotting along the thread holes in some areas and some dampness on the mattress edges in the morning.


I thought I had seasoned them enough in the drive, and certainly the bunk ends would have been out on the dealer lot.... We are back home now and its all dried out - I think an application of Scotchguard is next on the to do list.

I figured this is a pretty standard rite of passage for owing these but I expect the worst is behind us.

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