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Old 05-25-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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Raining in my bunk ends... Help

So we took our maiden voyage this weekend and of course it's raining in the northeast. All night we were getting sprinkled and dripped on in our beds. The tent surface above us (not the seams) is wet. Can't tell if the material is weeping or it's a hell of a lot of condensation. Any ideas or thoughts? Help.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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How old is your unit? Have the canvases been seasoned?
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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Brand new 2014 - this is our first trip. Haven't done anything to her other than stock her and go.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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The canvasses have to "season" in order for the little seem holes to close up. They need to be completely soaked and dried a few times. There should have been some information that came with your rig about the proper care for your canvasses.
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I may have goofed then. But still... This moisture is not on the seems. It's the canvas itself overhead where there are no seams.
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It could be condensation. Are you running your heater? Have you checked windows for it? Try cracking a window slightly.
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On our hybrid that we just moved up from which was a Wildwood, it was common on cooler nights with heat on and body heat to get condensation build up on the inside of the tent. I had this most times with ours even when it was not raining but just a cool night. What did help some was to use the bunk fan/light that came with the trailer to move the air around. Never caused any issues otherwise and I would always wipe it down with a towel in the morning and then make sure the fan was on to dry it up.
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I'm thinking it may be condensation. It was in the low 40s last night and we had the heater running at 70°. No windows were open. I am seeing condensation on the windows of the camper so I'm guessing that's what it is. I have my ceiling fan running right now trying to air it out.
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Condensation on bunk ends.

Try using "Pop up Gizmo". Install silver side down in cold weather and silver side up in hot weather. Eliminates condensation concerns in the colder weather. Just google them. Excellent company to deal with.

Regards, Daryll.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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We have a 2013 Rockwood Roo and were told at our Demo to keep the Fantastic fan on low and that would eliminate the condensation issue. Haven't had a problem yet.
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