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Old 05-22-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Bunk end weatherstripping

Hello again everyone!
Just a quick question regarding the weatherstripping on the bunk ends...I noticed last night that the outer seal on the bunk end door isn't quite tight at the top on both sides. Weatherstripping seems rather firm and not soft like on the other shamrock we traded in. Any suggestions on how I can fix it? The door is not warped and I would say the space between the seal and the door is about 1/16th of an inch...

Also, for those of us who have experienced bunk leaking issues, has anyone ever tried caulking around the perimeter of the bunk where the board on the platform meets the metal frame and then applying a waterproof product like Thompson's water seal or a few coats of outdoor varathane onto the wallpapered part of the platforms? Maybe nip the problem and damage in the bud BEFORE It happens???
What does everyone think?? I think I would even go as far as to caulk every area inside right up to the cabinet in front of the bunk as well as put some waterproofing on the back side of that, too...just my two cents.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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Any thoughts on this? Surprised I have not yet received a response...lol
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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you might get more responses if this was in the general Expandable/Hybrid section, instead of just the Shamrock section.
not many Shamrock owners out there, compared to the twin Roo owners.

i can move it there if you'd like.
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Sure...thanks bikendan!
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Wagstaff,
I just checked my seals and they don't seem unreasonably hard. Actually, rather pliable all the way around. The seals should not be hard to replace at the top if you think its lost its effectiveness.

I've not heard or read of the solution in the second paragraph that you proposed. But, I encourage you to try it if you've experienced leaks in these areas. That's the thing about trailers. You can try anything you want and this solution doesn't seem to have too much down side.
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sure...thanks bikendan!

done!
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