Big leaking?!

Discussion in 'A-Frame PopUps' started by Enigmacamper, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. BBQdave

    BBQdave Active Member

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    I'm looking at this exact model, Aliner Scout Lite.

    I have plenty of camp cooking gear, coolers and other camp gear. I like the idea of pop-up while still attached to vehicle - if I'm boondocking.

    The models around here have AC's jammed in the side, not a fan of that design. But I am a fan of simple model :)
     
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    Nothing on ours but the water hook up and power cord! 20200321_161509.jpg 20200320_170936_001.jpg
     
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    Enigmacamper Active Member

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    Love these! Ours is the Scout as well but we do have a dorm fridge and AC, hence vents. I had never considered that those could make a negative pressure inside the camper. I do want to raise the front when towing this year though. Does anyone know if there's an easy adaptor to raise the ball mount?
     
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    All those are sealed to the outside. There shouldn't be any outside air entering the interior from those vents.

    Obviously cracks can develop.
     
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    Just get a different hitch.
     
  6. BBQdave

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    Hey Enigmacamper, how's that work with the AC in the side - as far as towing. Any issues with water coming in that side AC while towing?
     
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    Enigmacamper Active Member

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    The AC on the side has never presented a problem when towing or with water etc. (except perhaps occasional visibility towing) In fact it's quite a super convenient shelf right outside the door ;).
     
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    Hi, similar problem. When you say, leak by roof hinge, what are you referring to. Thank you
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    There is a cover over the hinge. One end of the cover was sealed, and the other was not.
     
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    Hi there. Well when we purchased our used Rockwood aframe, we had some leaks over bed. The dealer had put eternabond tape around every bubble window but I feel it's not working. Should I Re- caulk every roof seam, replace the foam strip? Would need some instructions. Thank you
     
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    Eternabond strips need to be laid down in the correct order, from bottom to top, like roof shingles, and try and flatten the gaps at overlaps. My dealer did it backwards (though no problems yet, that I am aware of). I am still getting a tiny amount of water in at the two rear corners, on the floor-to-wall cleats, most likely from around the roof spring areas. I need to redo the closed cell foam weatherstripping in these areas.
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    well - maybe. I need to break out my manometer with data logging and look for the pressure reduction when towing. I needed a new retirement activity.
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    YES, because I would not get anything with canvas. And we don't want a full hard sided trailer at this point.
     
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    Sorry to hear you are having problems with your new toy. I know nothing about A liners. If I could find one that would fit in my garage that had all the stuff we want I would be learning about them now. A few days ago I read a blog about a guy camping in the winter time with one and he said to be sure to sweep the snow off of the sides before you let the roof ends down when closing it up because when the snow melted the water would run inside so I assume rain would do the same thing. Hopefully that is your problem. But, I have no real experience with them.
     
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    I want to drive the TV while you are in the trailer watching the Mano OK? I will even tow it with my TV and save you gas:)>) that does make sense. I don't want to get rid of all of that stuff I just wonder how well it could be sealed. I was reading an article about living in a R-Pod during a Yukon winter. I don't plan on doing that but that would have to help with all this heat down here and bugs.
     

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