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Old 09-07-2014, 06:18 PM   #21
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I think we all need to keep in mind that we are all in a glorified tent. In those cases of driving wind I think we all need to understand that some water is bound to seep thru a bit. I am not too concerned about such situations. Just throw a towel near the area to absorb the drip and all is well. It is very rare when the wind is driving the rain that hard. The thing is to protect the wood that is more prone to damage when wet. Towels are easily removed and dried.

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Old 09-07-2014, 08:39 PM   #22
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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.
I used the spray on teflon and water still beads off after 6 years and one application.
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:54 AM   #23
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I used the spray on teflon and water still beads off after 6 years and one application.

That's a great idea; I think I'll try that. Scotchgard wont last nearly that long. Thanks!!
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:33 PM   #24
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I use the Teflon spray on horse blankets and it works great. Recently we were in a rain storm on the coast of Maine. The camp site was right on the beach and the wind was brutal. We started to get a small amount of water in along one bunk that was taking the brunt of the storm. My DH had the idea to unzip the zipper a small amount and pull the flap slightly away from the screen to make a "gutter" this diverted the drips back down in to the space between the flap and the screen. Worked like a charm and the beds and bunks stayed dry. Wish I had thought to take a picture to post.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:28 PM   #25
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My wife and I just picked up our 2015 Roo 183 today only to notice once we got home and had it up in the drive way while it was raining that one of the bunk ends was leaking at the seams all the way around the front bunk. Not sure to wait, let it dry then wet it again to see if seasoning it really works before I call the dealership or should I call tomorrow and let them know. I found the small paperwork that said I should wet it first to let the thread swell. I figure that the rain is doing that for me right now. I had a 2010 PUP for 5 years and canvas never leaked. I don't think this new one should be leaking either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:14 PM   #26
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You need to do the seasoning. At least twice.
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I would also recommend pugs for everyone having seal issues...these will help tremendously
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You need to do the seasoning. At least twice.
X2, plus PUGS and keep the windows cracked (especially in cold weather) to reduce condensation.......I've never had any issues with leaks.
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Well, after having 2 weeks of steady rain almost every afternoon with a few hot days here and there, our bunks have finally sealed up. Not a single leak. I have to admit I had my serious doubts but they have all sealed up. There were a few really hot days and it gave time for the threads to dry out. Then it rained super hard for about 2 days and the beds haven't leaked a bit. Taking it on the maiden voyage this weekend, should be a great time.
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