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Discussion in 'Canvas / Awnings / Add a Rooms / Tarps / Tents' started by soflopopup, May 26, 2020.

Should it be leaking?

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  1. soflopopup

    soflopopup Member

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    Greetings from Miami!

    Picked up our new 2020 Rockwood 2318g, two weeks ago! Been "camping" in the driveway since.

    We had a trip planned (this week) to Wekiwa Springs but cancelled due to all the rain. And on that note...The massive rain for the past (insert large # of days) has made all the seams leak. Nothing major just "seaping". So...We already have some staining on the inside, and I'm here to search the forums for all the tricks to stop it!

     
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    tzmartin Well-Known Member

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    welcome! And make the dealer fix it. It's a 2020 for goodness sake!
     
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    Welcome aboard.....to answer your question absolutely not. Furthermore....I'd be hauling it back for a replacement not a fix/repair.
     
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    soflopopup Member

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    Not what I wanted to hear! I was thinking it was fairly normal?! :eek: We're in Miami and we picked it up north of Orlando, thats about a 4 hours drive. [:!]
     
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    4 hrs will look like small potatoes in the long run. I'd be raising supreme he** if it was mine.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    I would flip out if my 20 year old camper was leaking. No way should you be dealing with that with a 2020 model. The dealer needs to make it right .... immediately.
     
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    Even if its just the seams leaking? Like nothing is dripping, but there was clearly moisture/water around all the window bottoms and from the seam in the upper corners of the bunks. I'll have to take pictures tomorrow.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Yes, even the seams. There should be no water on the inside, ever.

    Did you buy from Lazy Days? I was looking at their Pop ups recently and they were selling faster than they could get them. I'd be looking at one, and the next minute "sale pending." :smiley: They just can't keep them in stock.
     
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    We went up to RVone in Orlando (Casselberry). It was a mission trying to hunt a nice/new popup down! I attached some photos in my original post, not the best pictures but you can kinda see what I'm talking about.
     
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    Should not be happening. I don't think that's Sunbrella on those, but I suspect you could treat the camper with the Sunbrella protectant and it would have the water repelling that it should have. But for new material on a brand new camper. It should be completely repelling water.

    My 25 year old Coleman didn't do that.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Yes, they are selling crazy fast! Definitely seem to be in high demand right now.

    I saw your photos but I can't make out what is wet/shadows. Regardless, I'm afraid you're going to have to contact the dealer. There is no way anything on the interior should be wet at all. Not even at the seams.
     
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    That's all wet, not shadow. [:!]
     
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    Tell the dealer, to bring you all new canvas and send it along with a technician or 2 to replace it all or you will be bringing it back to him and he will be paying for you to stay over night plus gas both ways.
     
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    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the exciting world of Pop-Up camping!
     
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    I remember way back when we bought our pup new the dealer told us the first time it got wet the seams would weep. He said the thread would swell and seal the needle holes. It was 20 years ago and it’s never leaked since.
     
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    This is what my dealer told me. They even wetted it before I picked it up. Never a leak.
     
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    Brand new and not functioning as such? Unacceptable.
     
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    if I remember correctly I remember the dealer telling my parents this very same thing When they bought my childhood popup back in 1990. However the canvas back then was truly canvas. Does the newer tenting styles today follow that same rule? I alway bought used so cant answer that question myself. I don’t remember other new owners complaining about seam leakage on their new hybrids/popups though. I would have thought it would have been commonly mentioned if it was. What does the manual say about the tenting? Grant you today’s manuals are probably even worse today then they were 20 years ago.
     
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    I think that was when everything was cotten thread. I thought they all went to stiching with wax sealed thread. I could be wrong. When we made awnings we used wax thread. And that was 20 years ago.
     

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