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 07-20-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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Bunk Leaks. Do you have them?

Back in my PUP days, Coleman PUPs (which I owned one) had a reputation of the roofs being junk and failing all the time. Lots of guys complaining about de-lamination issues. To read the forums, you should avoid Coleman Pop ups at all cost. To be honest, I probably would have passed on buying mine if I had read up on them before I bought. But the reality was that maybe only a few percent had a roof failure. But those owners were very vocal.

So I think Hybrids have the same kind of situation going on. So I would like to poll all owners about bunk leaks.I'm curious to see what the percentage of people having leaks is. Please check one of the options.

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Old 07-20-2013, 11:16 PM   #2
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Leaks, NO!
Condensation, YES, occasionally under the mattress.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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I have no leaks.

Your point about a minor few having leaks but being vocal is probably the truth, Tim. We know very well that, as many member as we have (currently 45,558), we know that is a small percentage of total FR trailer owners.

The board, like most product boards, was started to discuss how to overcome problems so many if not most here have found us because of a desire to seek for help. That is as it should be and we would have it no other way. But, it will have an effect and so represents a skewed sample of the population.
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Hard rains and never a problem
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #5
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I have an 07' Cub bought used that the front bunk leaks. Thought some caulk would solve the problem but it did not. Calling the dealer to see what the fix is.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #6
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Lots of guys complaining about de-lamination issues. To read the forums, you should avoid Coleman Pop ups at all cost.
I had a 1988 Coleman Sequoia for over 20 years. Stored outside, with no cover. I had NO leaks, NO roof problems. The only problem I EVER had with it was with the city water connection. Had to replace it once. And the frig wouldn't stay lit on gas after about 10 years, but electric (AC and DC) worked fine. We loved that PUP.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:34 PM   #7
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Can't speak for the hybrids, but my last trailer was a 2280BH popup. I'm nearly positive the bunk design and material is the same though. Two years and never had any leaks at all.
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I have an 07' Cub bought used that the front bunk leaks. Thought some caulk would solve the problem but it did not. Calling the dealer to see what the fix is.
unless you've got a great dealer, your Cub is a Dutchmen product and Dutchmen hasn't had a very good reputation for customer service.
IMHO, Forest River has a better reputation than Dutchmen has, generally speaking. the worst one right now, is Crossroads.
Dutchmen and Crossroads are both owned by Thor Industries, Forest River's main competitor.

we can help you with general hybrid questions. like do you know where it's leaking? is it condensation from poor ventilation? are talking leaking canvas or leaking bunk door seals?
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Cowracer, one issue with your survey.

hybrid leaks are usually divided into two camps.
one is the canvas ends leaking, the other is water leaking into the closed bunk door frame area, when it rains.

so, it might help if you better define which one you're asking about.

IMHO, leaking canvas is a much rarer issue, than leaking bunk door seals/frame, from my 8 years of being on Hybrid forums.
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No leaks. No condensation.
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