View Poll Results: Do you have bunk end leaks?
Never had any leaks at all 19 52.78%
Had minor leak, but it fixed itself 2 5.56%
had leaks, but I fixed them 10 27.78%
leaks like a sieve, cannot make it stop 3 8.33%
never been in the rain, fingers crossed 2 5.56%
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #11
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My son and I are driveway camping tonight and right at the moment it is pouring rain. He is sound asleep and I am keeping an eye on the trailer for leaks. First time to have a chance to check it with rain. So far no problem at all.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:28 PM   #12
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I bought a used 2007 Roo and thought I had checked it out very thoroughly. Problem was that we are in a drought and everything was very dry. We then got a storm or two and happen to go camping a couple days later. Found both bunk doors to be spongy inside by the hinges. No delamination on the outside or spongy feeling. Once dried out the sponginess was gone, but if I pushed hard enough I could hear the luan layer crunch. I figure I'll have to rebuild doors within a year or so. No water has ever been visible. I suspect water runs down the frame when the bunk doors are closed and leaks in the the hinge screws and or cracks on the corners of the frame, then wicks up the door layers. Accessing the hinge screws to seal or tighten them does not appear to be a simple process. I think that would be one solution. Using stainless steel screws would also help keep corrosion/rust from contributing to the situation. I don't get why trailer manufactures don't use stainless. Cost does not outweigh the advantage.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:35 AM   #13
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No leaks on canvas and no condensations problems as I always keep windows at least cracked a little.

Did not have a problem with water entering from the closed bunks either.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:42 AM   #14
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Wanted to check in after my experience on Thursday.

We stayed the last 3 nights at Silver Falls St. Park. Holy lighting/rain storm! We had roughly 90%+ humidity, with temps in the 60*F, and a total rainfall of the day somewhere around 2-2.35"!

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We had a memory foam mattress topper on our front bed and it pushed up against the side if the canvas. Water seeped through, our fault but the mattress got wet!

Despite having the vents open and the heat going, we had major condensation issues. Mostly due to the massive amounts of rain and the cooler outer temps and the warmer inner temps.

Just wanted to update as although this situation was fairly unique, it is not that uncommon in the rain forest, AKA not where I am used to camping!

We still had high spirits and did not let ourselves get bent outta shape as these were both my/our fault!

Happy camping!
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #15
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Never had any problems with the tent ends, once had a condensation problem.

This year I noticed a soft spot on the front bunk door in the lower left corner. Also noticed some delamination on the fiberglass skin. Found that water leaked in and rotted the wood (such that it is). I am not sure where the water leaked in at, but it was wicked up by the wood and consequently rotted. Not sure how long this went on but I suspect for some time.

I think the leak may have been caused by the latches that press the door into the seal. The rubber piece on the latch was worn and I think the door didn't press into the seal very well.

I repaired the wood problem and replaced the foam insulation. I also beefed up the rubber pads.

Time will tell if I was sucessful.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:01 AM   #16
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Grizz, did you have Popup Gizmos/solar blankets also?
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Grizz, did you have Popup Gizmos/solar blankets also?
I do have the 15-20 dollar solar blankets at home... I keep forgetting to put them in when we leave.

So in short, no I did not have pugs or any other type of covering on the bunk ends.

The other beds did not get damp or nearly as wet as the front bed but still had the condensation. I am attributing that to the memory foam pressing up against the canvas on all thee sides.
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i think you would have much less condensation with the blankets.
you might want to do a test the next time, put a blanket on the front one and not on the others and see if there's any differences for you.
i know that it does make a big difference in condensation for us.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:59 AM   #19
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Just an update from me. This weekend was our first time camping in what I would call a "serious" rainstorm. Everything stayed dry inside. Not a single leak, either with the bunks out, or during the 90 mile trip home in pouring rain.

I will say, there is something quite nice about sitting out under the awning during a downpour, drinking coffee, and listening to the rain fall. Of course, packing it all up in the rain wasn't very pleasant...

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Old 09-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #20
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It certainly is not fun to pack in the rain cowracer. But I know what you mean, it is fun sitting under the awning listening to rain.
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