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Old 08-28-2016, 07:30 PM   #1
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Any issue with putting wet bunks in?

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We're thinking of getting an expandable, the x23B in particular, and we're just trying to figure out if you put wet bunk ends in, does the bedding and/or inside of the trailer get wet too? I don't see how it can't when you're lifting it up - at least with a popup it's horizontal and you can carefully put the canvas in to minimize getting anything else wet.

Just trying to see if this is an issue - we didn't see anything about this anywhere on the internet either, just that if you put them away wet open them up when you get home to dry them out.

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Old 08-28-2016, 07:31 PM   #2
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Okay, I will bite..what the heck is a wet bunk?
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I think the question was in regards to closing the canvas pop outs (hybrids) when wet, like after a rain. Will the bedding inside get wet.
I don't know the answer.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:07 PM   #4
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16XRB here, although we try to avoid it, we've put them up in a fair rain prior to leaving a site and no water got inside that we noted. I just made sure to open back up ASAP to dry out. At least on ours, outside is still out even when closed.
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I think the question was in regards to closing the canvas pop outs (hybrids) when wet, like after a rain. Will the bedding inside get wet.
I don't know the answer.
Well thats a relief. I though it had to do with not getting to the restroom quick enough at night...
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:17 PM   #6
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Similar to a pop-up, I presume. No, the bedding shouldn't get wet. We put our pop-up away several times wet when we had too. Rain, dew, etc. As long as everything is zipped up, then you shouldn't have trouble with water intrusion.

Like you said though, you definitely want to pop it back out when you get home and let it dry off. The newer fabrics are much more resistant to mildew, but they will mildew if left wet for long periods of time....just like anything else.
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It really doesn't hurt anything, as long as you open it up and let it dry thoroughly when you get home or to your next destination.
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Ours was always wet. We had to open it all up, weather permitting, when we got home. We also started to get de-lamination on the front door. It was a 1 year old Forest River we dumped to get our current Jayco..
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Unlike the popup I had, the canvas on a x23b is fully connected at all places. When you folded up the old popup, you had to unfasten the canvas from the bed slide and place it on top of the bed. If you didn't fold the canvas carefully, you would get water all over the bed. In the 23b, that just doesn't matter because everything is fully sealed all the time. But as others have said, if you close it up wet, you will want to open it back up to air out, or mold will grow.
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A couple of things to note, packing wet bunk ends is not nearly as big a deal as it's made out to be. The canvas is not canvas like an old canvas tent or the sides of a pop-up. I had a canvas tent, and a pop-up. Really a pain to pack up wet. Days to completely dry out. The bunk ends on a hybrid are covered in vinyl. The water cannot soak in. Hybrid bunk ends are a different animal than pop-up beds and comparing them is apples to oranges.

If you pack in the rain you'll have to open the beds when you get home. Just use an old bath towel to get the remaining water off. They'll dry in an hour or less. If you are packing wet but it's not raining, just towel them off and close up. More than likely they will be completely dry when you return home.

The canvas is fully attached to the bed wall so you would not get any water on the mattress or bedding.
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