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Old 09-16-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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Question Wetness under bunks - Forest River's response?

If this is a double post, I apologize. I thought I posted it a week ago but don't see it here.

We have a 2007 Shamrock expandable. No problem hauling it in the rain. Our problem comes from sleeping on the bunks in cool weather. In the morning, we have a great deal of water between the bunk and the mattress. I understand this is a problem with mattresses that are cloth on the bottom, as opposed to vinyl. One of our bunks is wavy because of it. It seems to me this is a design flaw. Has anyone heard of Forest River standing behind their product by replacing the mattresses (with vinyl) and the damaged bunk ends?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:25 AM   #3
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If this is a double post, I apologize. I thought I posted it a week ago but don't see it here.
Yes, it was posted earlier. And, you had replies to it.

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Forest River says: "Each Sunseeker Class C motorhome from Forest River offers increased spaciousness with 7ft high ceilings that offer more headroom than the competition.
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:31 PM   #5
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We have a Surveyor that would condensate like crazy on the humid or cool Indiana nights. We finally, broke down and purchased bunk end covers from popupgizmos.com. Since then we have had no condensation, and the bunks they keep the bunks darker and cooler. Don't know if this helps or not, but it has worked for us.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:42 AM   #6
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we've found that the PUGs don't help the condensation UNDER the mattress. inside the canvas, yes.

i recently read a post that 3/4" insulation foam may work. going to find some and try it.

using Reflectix and a wool blanket under the mattress has reduced the condensation for us.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:38 AM   #7
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What exactly is Reflectix?

I have the same issue with condensation and will quite often take the mattress out to let it dry out. We also have a problem where the vinyl gets very wet inside from condensation as we tend to get a lot of cooler nights compared to warmer days early and late in the season. I was thinking of getting some underlay that you use for laminate flooring, there is a special type that you use in damp locations such as bathrooms or on concrete floors such as basements and cutting it to the size of the bunk. It has like a foil type plastic on one side and I believe is meant to reflect the heat one way and cold the other way.



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we've found that the PUGs don't help the condensation UNDER the mattress. inside the canvas, yes.

i recently read a post that 3/4" insulation foam may work. going to find some and try it.

using Reflectix and a wool blanket under the mattress has reduced the condensation for us.
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Thanks NWJEEPER, i picked up a roll at Home Depot yesterday. I could only get a roll 4 feet wide, so I plan to cut two pieces and tape them together to make a piece for our queen bunk. I don't think I will have enough to do our double bunk but we have only used it once when my dad came to visit this summer and we took him on a 4 day trip to PEI. We mainly use it for storage as it is too high up for our greyhounds to jump up and use as a bed, besides they like our bed much better.


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