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Old 06-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #1
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X19 bunk ends leak!!

Here we are on our inaugural trip and it's been raining for 12 hours... Nothing torrential but steady......no different than the sound of rain on a tent but within 2 hours our first issue arose. The side windows on the bunk ends leak at the stiching across the top end of the zipper... The end zippered windows are fine probably because they overhang but three out of the four side windows leak through the stitch holes.....not every hole but more than a handful...and once it starts it just keeps dripping.....on my head....my pillow.....the mattress.... :-(. Has anyone else experienced this? It would understand it happening on a much older unit that's had plenty of use, but not brand spankin new. I'm afraid the dealer will just spray or wipe on some waterproofing and that's it...I'm thinking new bunk ends.


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Old 06-09-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
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sitting in our X17z and it rained pretty hard throughout the night and raining off and on most of the morning and we're nice and dry. Hope it works out well for you at the dealer.

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Old 06-09-2012, 07:48 AM   #3
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We got out hybrid in the fall and it's been through a few storms. Last week we got about 2-3" of rain in about a four hour span. It absolutely poured. Everything inside stayed dry.

I know it doesn't really help you out but I just wanted to let you know that I haven't had an issue.

One more thing. Are you sure it's leaking and it's not condensation?
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #4
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Did you season the bunk ends before the first trip? This involves opening the bunk ends, lightly spraying them down with water, then letting them fully air dry. The Jayco manual states to do this 3 times. This allows the material and stitching to swell and seal properly.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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That's encouraging to hear, that you can season the seams...perhaps after this trip it will be totally fine.. Your dealer should have told you about doing that. Sorry to hear about the problem.. Hopefully it will resolve?

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Old 06-09-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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We are picking up our X17A and this "seasoning" the seams is good to know.

I'm sorry yours is leaking.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #7
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I sprayed the bunks of my X23B before our first outing and have had no leaks. If seasoning doesn't work try some spray-on tent seam sealer. Outdoor shop should carry this.

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Old 06-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #8
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Seasoning the bunk ends to shrink the stitching is a must before the first trip. Jayco's owner manual states this should be done well in advance of the first trip.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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Seasoning the end? I don't recall this.. though I must say, didn't spend much time in the manual. What's seasoning?
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:55 PM   #10
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Seasoning is wetting the tenting and allowing it to completely dry. Do this several times and you should not have any leaks.

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