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Old 05-12-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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Pin holes in canvas


Last year we bought a 2012 X23J that we love. However, the canvas on both ends had several very small pin holes in them. They didn't leak, but you could see daylight coming through. The dealer replaced both canvases, but one of the new ones has the pin holes again. Has anyone else seen this?

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Old 05-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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My cat got on my roof once and put some small pin holes in it...

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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I have a pin hole in my front bunkend. It has not leaked in the three years I have had the camper. I do have gizmos on the bunkends most of the time, but even when they are off no leaking.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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I also have 2 pin holes, the local dealer says not to worry, so far no leaks. I should imagine if they do leak that a simple repair could be done.

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Old 05-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #5
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I just noticed pin holes in my new ends but I use the thick safety blankets that are red and silver over them in the torrential rain fall we had this weekend with no problems.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:52 PM   #6
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I have a couple also -- they must be "normal" - and never had any leaks through these. If concerned smear a little clear waterproof silicone caulk on the outside. I never did that since it is not a problem for me and does not leak.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:30 AM   #7
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We had some on our pop up. I put a tiny bit of clear silicone on the spots... Not sure if that's the kosher fix. But it worked for us and did not show.

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Old 05-18-2013, 07:25 AM   #8
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Mine has a couple too, no leaking so not worried about it.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #9
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Ive read somewhere to rub some wax from a candle over the hole to repel/seal any water from that area. This was from our tent camping days but would assume it would work on a HTT also. Havent used the tent since out TT purchase but held up for a few years, no leaks if I recall.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #10
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We have the same thing took it to dealer and they sprayed a clear sealer on it it did not leak before and it does not leak now.Was told it comes from when they make the canvas

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