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Old 08-29-2016, 07:06 AM   #11
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When we had our pop-up and we would pack up to leave if it was wet from rain or such we would turn the mattress over so the vinyl would be up. then we got home we would open the camper, dry the vinyl side of mattress and dry it out for a day or so.


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Old 08-29-2016, 07:13 AM   #12
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Folding it up wet happens to me quite frequently because I camp a lot on the Washington / Oregon coast Sept / Oct / Nov. no the beds do not get wet even when folding up in the rain. At that time of year you never get a chance to air it out from the outside, it's inside only.

This is how I do it:
With the TT closed up I remove the beds and put them in the house then I unzip the tent ends ( the 3 screen openings ) from the inside and wipe them down with a towel. Then I just leave them unzipped and turn on my Dehumidifier and that dries it up completely. I do leave the dehumidifier on all winter long.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:32 PM   #13
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The one caveat for "fully sealed", the windows all need to be zipped up tight as well. Ask me how I know... (forget once and SWMBO never lets you forget again).

But, it is not really a huge deal when you open it up and find your error. With everything sitting upright, the water just pools down at the bottom. Remember the mattress is sitting on edge, so it is not being leaked on. Actually, if you pull the weather seal flap back from the hinge and place it carefully (like you're supposed to; and I never do), any (minimal) water infiltration should drain out the hinge as soon as you open the bunk. Of course, if you are being that careful, you'd probably also notice that you forgot to zip the windows closed.

Our unit is at home open drying out after a wet pack up in the Adirondacks this w/e. Will pack it up and tow it to the storage yard after work tonight.

Tunce - really like your idea for interior drying, makes a lot of sense, and never would have thought of that!
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:44 PM   #14
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That's an interesting approach Tunce. A solution born from necessity. I'm glad we don't have that level of rain fall here...
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:21 PM   #15
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I noticed on my X19H that there is a small area on the outside corner of the bunk ends that has Velcro. As long as your bunk ends are fully opened when its raining water should not get in. However if they are wet when closing them up, it is possible for a little bit of water to get inside through the Velcro opening.
This is a new 2016 unit so no side work was done on it, straight from the factory this way with the Velcro. It was raining is Tucson, AZ today and I had the bunk ends down but not fully opened (with the bunk pole used inside). A little rain water got inside.
Any one else noticed the Velcro on their Hybrid?
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:37 PM   #16
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My x20e had the Velcro on the outside corners. Keep in mind when you close up the bunk, the Velcro corners would be on the top, lessening the chance of water getting in when packing up wet.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:54 PM   #17
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I've packed mine up several times wet with dew and forgotten to open it up when I got home. No problems.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:06 PM   #18
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Rain, and closing up wet is no big deal. The canvas is a vinyl material and they do not leak. When you first get it you need to spray the bunk ends with water to swell the stitching to keep them from leaking.

A few years back we accidentally had a little bit of the skirt get caught in the seal when we closed it up. Then we, drove in poring rain. We had a few cups of water caught up in the closed canvas. Not a single drop made it past the canvas.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:41 PM   #19
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Thank YOU All!!!!

You are the best and have been a wealth of knowledge. Now we just need to figure out what size and if we can pull it without losing our minds.
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I see your from Minneapolis! Hill Top was great to work with.

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