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Old 06-09-2012, 10:00 PM   #11
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I figured that was the process. While we didn't officially do this.. we've been rain on enough since we got the TT.. so we're well seasoned now. lol
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #12
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I have to admit I only sprayed H2O on the canvas once (seasoning) three days before we left............Hosed it for a few minutes to check for leaks and nothing, so I thought everything was fine..........however, a few minutes doesn't match 12 hours of steady rain though. I'll be finishing this "seasoning" process this week in hopes that does the trick...........I really should read that whole manual :-)
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:11 AM   #13
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So do you have to season the tent ends after the unit has been in storage over the winter also?
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:18 PM   #14
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So do you have to season the tent ends after the unit has been in storage over the winter also?

No.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:40 AM   #15
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WOW, glad I stumbled onto this thread. The dealer didn't mention "seasoning" the bunkends, and we didn't have to do that with our last popup (purchased new). Guess we have one more thing to do this weekend before our next trip.

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Old 06-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #17
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Do you have to season just the stitching or the whole canvas? Just got my x17z yesterday and haven't looked at the manual yet. Also, can you use regular seam sealer on the inside of the stitching? I do this in all my nylon tents and have never been wet.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:35 PM   #18
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Do you have to season just the stitching or the whole canvas? Just got my x17z yesterday and haven't looked at the manual yet. Also, can you use regular seam sealer on the inside of the stitching? I do this in all my nylon tents and have never been wet.
Congratulations on the new trailer. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine. You don't need to use seam sealer on the seams. You should soak the entire tenting to season it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:31 PM   #19
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you would think they would do this at the factory while checking for leaks etc. anyways, ive always have very good luck with the water proofer spray-on stuff found in the camping isle. I used it on some extreamly old camping tents and has been leak freen now for 5 yrs.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:57 AM   #20
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According to Jayco in their videos only every 10th unit is put in the rain booth and checked for leaks.

I would think the dealer would wash it before you picked it up and that would help season the seams.
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