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Old 04-22-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Inside of Bunk Ends Wet?

Just got home from a guys weekend to kick off the season. We bought out first camper last fall and used it a few times but it was always dry. Last night it got a bit damp and we had a few drops on rain while sleeping. It wasn't much because the ground was dry when we woke up.

A few hours later we were packing up. We were tapping the ceiling of the bunk ends to get any leaves off before closing the bunks. As we were doing that our hands were getting a little wet. One of the mattresses was also a little damp.

We are concerned because it really didn't even rain. Any ideas? This is a 2012 x17z.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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Might want to check the seams/stitching/etc., or give it the garden hose test at home and simulate a little rain shower, see what happens.

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Old 04-22-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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Hold cold was it outside? Could just be condensation.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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Maybe 50 degrees.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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Its just condensation. Was the heater on also? Open her up and let it dry out. Sleeping with a window cracked will help a bit with this. We had the same thing this weekend.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
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Would condensation lead to a damp bed?
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:12 PM   #7
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There are many things that can cause a damp bed Feel underneath the mattress and it will probably be moist. Like others have said, just condensation...not much you can do about it other than improve the ventilation.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:43 PM   #8
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We had that a little bit on our 19H the last couple years when camping in cool weather. Definitely crack a couple windows if the heat is on, and keep your fans running to circulate the air.

Before we traded in our 19H, I was looking at this product and considering it, you may want to check it out:

http://www.popupgizmos.com/bunkcoverpage.htm

And here's a thread from our forum where people seem to like it overall:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ht=popupgizmos

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I also expect that it was just condensation. Keep a window or two open a little, even when it is raining, and run a fan if you have one. Pop Up Gizmos solar bunkend covers (www.popupgizmos.com) will also help to prevent condensation. When the warm moist air in the camper (your breathing will make it moist) hits the colder bunkend condensation forms. The PUGs add a second layer so that the inside of the bunkend tenting is not as cold as it would be without the PUGs.
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While we didn't use PopUp Gizmo's covers, I made my own from space blankets which covered the top and sides of the bunks. Difference was night and day, after the covers we had no more condensation issues, camper stayed warmer / cooler, and the sun didn't wake up the kids too early.

Something like that will surely help.
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