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Old 07-26-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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Shamrock Bunk water damage

My family and I just upgraded from a 1991 Coleman Popup to a 2004 Shamrock 21'. The camper is great, and we love the features. We took it out this weekend and it was pouring while I was towing, and I encountered som water on the mattress after opening. I know that there is the seal kit that can be ordered, but I also found the plywood on the bunk to be wavy. After further inspection, I can see the plywood is shot, and needs to be replaced. Has anyone undertaken this task? To me, it seems like a straight forward job. Probably four sheets of Luan sandwiched over a wood and metal frame filled with styrofoam. I am very handy, and wonder if this is a task I should attempt, or pay out the nose for a dealer to fix?

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Old 08-31-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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Hi Matt,
I have a 2000 21' Shamrock that I just bought this summer. We have also encountered the mattress problem and our bunk platform is also wavy. It looks like water is getting in through a seal on the left (side that the door is on). The wetness eventually works its way onto the platform. I will be taking my front door off and rebuilding it. I just finished replacing much of the floor due to water damage and am constructing a platformthat the edge of the mattress rests on (and the cushions for the dinette rest against). It did not exist when I bought it, so I am figuring how it would go. I will send you some pictures of the floor while it was torn up. It was a mess. The trailer is going to be great once I get these projects out of the way.

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Old 09-01-2009, 01:19 PM   #3
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That bunk end is just another part. Your dealer can order the door and an updated seal kit.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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Smile Bunk Damage

Had a local dealer fix our bunk end. It was a $900 fix, but what a difference. First, the seals are awesome. Way better than the originals. Second, the tech through bolted the latch system instead of using mollys. I highly recommend that to anyone with a loose latch system.

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Old 11-07-2009, 07:16 PM   #5
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We have a 2001 shamrock and I remove the matress from the bunk end before I close it to keep it from getting wet when traveling. I did replace the gasket and it seem to help a bit.
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