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Old 10-26-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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condensation and bulkhead leaks in Hybrids

I have a 2001 hybrid, it has worked well but is starting to show its age a bit.

we camped the last four days in cold and some rainy weather. we noticed condensation on the interior surfaces of the tent ends. i have heard that thermal blankets and some ventilation may help this problem along with keeping the end open a bit and maybe even having a humidifier, got any feedback on this.

we also noticed a bit of water dripping around where the tent ends is sown to the plastic bulkhead connections around the perimeter of the ends. this occurred after a fairly hard rain. it is a major job to remove and have this resewn, anyone had any luck with adhesives, gaskets, tape etc.

we like the HTT, it has been a goo camper and economical but the leak can be a bit of a nuisance, as well as the condensation.

thank you for any info/input you may have on this.

disregard the pic, we have FR TT but my question is concerning our older HTT
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:54 AM   #2
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I have a 2001 hybrid, it has worked well but is starting to show its age a bit.
we camped the last four days in cold and some rainy weather. we noticed condensation on the interior surfaces of the tent ends. i have heard that thermal blankets and some ventilation may help this problem along with keeping the end open a bit and maybe even having a humidifier, got any feedback on this.
we also noticed a bit of water dripping around where the tent ends is sown to the plastic bulkhead connections around the perimeter of the ends. this occurred after a fairly hard rain. it is a major job to remove and have this resewn, anyone had any luck with adhesives, gaskets, tape etc.
we like the HTT, it has been a goo camper and economical but the leak can be a bit of a nuisance, as well as the condensation.
thank you for any info/input you may have on this.
{yes, solar/thermal blankets will definitely help. you can order custom made ones from popupgizmos.com. also using bunk end fans and opening some vents/windows to get some air moving will help, too. some people have used humidifiers with success but you need shore power or generator}

{if it's torn, a canvas shop can repair it. that way it won't tear more}
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:03 PM   #3
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You may be able to re-sew that yourself if you have the calling to do so. If you use a good dental floss, it will usually hold up very well. While I never had to do it myself, I heard of others that did. It made sense to me as we used to use dental floss to sew up our neoprene wetsuits when they'd tear - and this was for surfing in the ocean - ie salt water! The neoprene would give way at the tear LONG before the dental floss ever did!

Also, the popupgizmo bunk end covers really helped us out with our tent trailer. We camped when it was cold and wet with little to no issues.

Best of luck!

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:14 PM   #4
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Thank you for your good feedback

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