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Old 06-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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bunk end canvas windows

We picked up our 2012 X19H last Tuesday!!! Overall we are very happy except for a few minor cosmetic blemishes inside and some of the fit and finish in the cabinets.... Perhaps I expect too much....and where did the guys/gals with the caulking guns learn to apply this stuff....good grief it's not just that it's everywhere, but that the time wasn't taken to ensure a smooth bead, etc....and I'm not sure I'm excited about where the gas lines are running under the TT. Think I'll be moving them into the frame rail cavities for protection.

We haven't actually gone camping yet (just driveway), but I've had a chance to pressurize everything and familiarize myself with the operations and such, and everything works great! Can't wait to hit the road. BTW this forum has been great! I've installed a MaxAir cover (works amazing), picked up 50' of 30 AMP cable, in-line water filter with 50' of hose, RhinoFlex sewer hose, spray wand for washing out the black tank (looking forward to that job), a second stabilizer crank, cut to use in my cordless drill....makes extending and retracting a breeze!! But I digress............

Regarding the canvas windows on the ends......does anyone treat these with a waterproofing spray?
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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The tent fabric does not need any waterproofing. You may want to check out the solar covers from popupgizmos. They work great.

If you look closely at any rv you will find fit and finish issues. I have always felt that if they built them like they should, no one would be able to afford one!
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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I hear ya Boss Wagon. I was just looking at the bunk ends and noticed the whole thing is vinyl except for the zip up windows, which look and feel like canvas. I remember growing up camping with the family in our canvas tent, and we were always told "DON"T TOUCH THE CANVAS IF IT'S RAINING!".......we were kids, so we did :-) so I thought I could spray those sections with some waterproofing. As far as the top goes, I was looking at getting a set of the PUG's for sure.

I agree with your last statement as well. I Think it will give me a chance to really get to know my new TT.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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I bought some thin plastic, cut to to the shape of the windows, used plastic clips to clip the plastic to the seam between the top & side of the vinal. The zip up's can be unziped in the rain to give light and the feeling of openess. When it's not raining I roll the up and clip to the seam. That also prevents the zip up's and my pillow from getting wet. I am a pillow pusher, right up to canvas. Larry
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
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As mentioned, look at getting the pop up gizmos. You don't need to waterproof anything. Im camping now and we had a bad storm last night. Poured for hours and the bunks stayed dry.
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....and where did the guys/gals with the caulking guns learn to apply this stuff....good grief it's not just that it's everywhere, but that the time wasn't taken to ensure a smooth bead, etc
Jayco doesn't exactly hire journeyman caulkers. Or journeyman staplers, plumbers, carpenters, or electricians, ad infinitum.
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My side bunkend windows are made of Sunbrella. You do not need to water proof it. You should not have any leaking in the tenting of the trailer. Happy Camping.
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