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Old 04-09-2019, 06:12 PM   #11
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there is often condensation in the bunk ends, especially when cool and damp outside...

think about it... high humidity in the air, in your breath, and evaporation from your body all add moisture to the bunk end... thin vinyl canvas end gets cool and condenses that moisture inside the bunk...

solution is to crack a ceiling vent, even in cold weather and unzip a bit of the tent end to provide some ventilation... I usually run a small fan, the bunk end fan all night... some go further and lay in some thin insulation under the mattress to keep out the cold...

it is the same issues in the same kinds of weather in a tent... ventilation is the key

most hybrids come with a 120 VAC electric heated mattress to help the bottom of the bunk condensation issue
I wonder if you put that blue or pink foam panel insulation under the matress would it help then.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:29 PM   #12
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I can’t vouch for all brands but when we had our Roo, both myself and one of my sons were on the roof at the same time. Flagstaff Shamrocks are exactly the same construction. As some else said the factory works stand on the roof to install the AC and vents.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:40 PM   #13
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I wonder if you put that blue or pink foam panel insulation under the matress would it help then.
It all depends on when and where you camp if you might have a condensation issue... spring/fall when temps lower overnight into the 50's or lower would be candidates for that...

I would wait... I found that I needed an additional 2 inch foam mattress on top of the stock one to be comfortable... all that insulation from my body AND ventilation has never caused me a condensation issue of my mattress... certainly the foam board would not hurt and is not much cash.

Winter campers also line the zip windows with Reflectix insulation cut to size... also google PUGS, which are external insulation clip-on covers that are popular with hybrid and popup owners.
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if he did not allow me to inspect the roof then I would find another dealer
Id be shocked if a dealer let anyone climb on top of a trailer. Too much liability.
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Id be shocked if a dealer let anyone climb on top of a trailer. Too much liability.
A pretty good roof inspection can happen with an 8 foot step ladder propped against the trailer at a number of locations on the sides...
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A pretty good roof inspection can happen with an 8 foot step ladder propped against the trailer at a number of locations on the sides...
Agree! I can see them letting someone looking at the roof from a ladder, but not climbing on top.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:37 PM   #17
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Agree! I can see them letting someone looking at the roof from a ladder, but not climbing on top.
My dealer let me do this, during the PDI/walkthrough. It allowed me to look at the roof caulking condition.
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My budget allows for mid 20 thousands to buy something in the mid 20 foot range.
Not to detour this thread, but back I. 2015 I purchased a new 233S for $21.5k.

Sounds like your budget allows for brand new.
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We have 2018 Rockwood Roo 24WS and roof is fully walkable and recommended to get up there to clean and inspect every year for proper maintenance.
No place for a permanent ladder on hybrid. Take your collapsible or folding ladder with you in case a quick roof visit is needed on your trip. Or hope a fellow camper has a ladder you can reach your roof with. I think most of us would lend a ladder to a fellow camper.
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Finding a good backing could be an issue. But side mount ladders exist.


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