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Old 10-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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2013 2514G tents leaking

I purchased this back in May, on my 2nd trip we had a heavy rain storm and all the seams leaked around the entire camper. The worst is the bay window. The other issue is the storage compartment lid the support under neath the lid is attached with double sided tape and the support keeps coming loose. Has any one else experienced these issues. I took the unit back to the dealer Chesaco RV back in July and I am still waiting to get these issues resolved.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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I am new to the a used 2010 1640 ltd, having just read the manual, it states that two or three wettings of the new seams is necessary to swell threads. Just an idea, maybe normal
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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Was this a new camper? If so, the tent material does have to be wetted down for the seam threads to swell and become water proof. Before I took our HW277 on any trip, I set it up and hosed it down. The tenting has never leaked in the 4 seasons we have been camping. We do not have your storage compartment, but all our other hinges have been fine. I also purchased from Chesaco and have had good and not so good service from them. Have you gotten an update from them about the status of your repairs (they seem to be taking some time).
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #4
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yes, as was said, the canvas needs to be pre-wetted and allowed to dry out, before taking it out camping.
the dealer should have told you this, during the PDI and there should be paperwork from the canvas manufacturer stating this. usually in the canvas care and maintenance sheet.
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If his PDI experience was like mine, they may not have mentioned it (I do not remember them telling me). All I got was "here is this" and "here is that" and "any questions". I have had to figure it all out on my own from the scant manual information and this forum, which has been very helpful.
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that is why you have to be forceful with some dealers. some will try to rush through it, if the buyers don't say something and demand a thorough un-rushed PDI.
taking a video of the PDI is often recommended for those who've never owned a RV.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:05 PM   #7
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Yes very good advice but most first time buyers would have no idea and it is a situation where you don't know what you don't know. And it was a shame that even though the dealer knew it was our first camper, there was no extra effort to instruct or demonstrate anything. It was a very steep learning curve figuring things out and most of our repairs were from doing something wrong. Hindsight is 20/20 and our next PDI will be much different.
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We just purchased a new 2514G this weekend and will take delivery of it next Saturday. They said the walk through would take approximately two hours to show us every thing. Curious if they will mention this to us or not. Although, I am not sure if this will even be an issue as I think this unit has been set up for a little while, so that may have worked it self out.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:19 PM   #9
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We just purchased a new 2514G this weekend and will take delivery of it next Saturday. They said the walk through would take approximately two hours to show us every thing. Curious if they will mention this to us or not. Although, I am not sure if this will even be an issue as I think this unit has been set up for a little while, so that may have worked it self out.
Congratulations and many happy camping trips. (I would still hose it down before camping with it so you know it got good and wet). ;-)
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Congratulations and many happy camping trips. (I would still hose it down before camping with it so you know it got good and wet). ;-)
Thanks. That is good advice. I really don't know how long it has sat out. Don't want to find out like this person that they were not "prepped enough"
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