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Old 10-24-2015, 08:37 PM   #1
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x23b Condensation Issues

Hi all. We are seriously considering purchasing a new 2015/2016 jayco x23b. Our reservation is with what I have heard of the condensation/moisture problems with them in the bunks. My daughters grandma has a x23b and says they get wet beds! Please help! What are your experiences? I have read that opening a bunk end window resolves the condensation. We love the floor plan but I do not want to spend all that money to be wet and unhappy!
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:00 PM   #2
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We have a 2014 and are also suspect to the same condensation issues when the temperature is cold outside and the heater is on. One remedy that seems to work is to crack open the windows slightly and run the bathroom vent. This is an issue with most canvas trailers.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:01 PM   #3
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Open a window, turn on vent fan, use a dehumidifier.. Most rv's will experience Condensation, especially if it's colder outside. Just need to find a way to minimize it that works for your setup.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:18 PM   #4
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I should have stated when it rains its a problem.
For example, if you tough the roof of the bunk end water comes in.
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I installed a MaxxAir cover on the bathroom vent and left the vent open 100% of the time. We did not have any condensation probs. I expect the humidity has a big impact on this but as I said, we had no probs.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:25 PM   #6
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So, to be more specific, as I'm new to this...I am looking for people that own an expandable to give me some input as to what they know/issues, etc...
When it is a hard rain in my mother in laws, the canvas doesnt leak per say, however if you touch the ceiling on the bunk end it will leak water in-condensation build up?
I had a pop up and never had this issue...
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:26 PM   #7
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I did exactly that and had the same results. We're upgrading to a JayFlight and will install one on there too.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:28 PM   #8
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are you replying to the guy that put the max vent on?
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:00 PM   #9
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Ventilation is the key, but you should avoid touching the DuraTek during rainy weather, or water can infiltrate. I would suggest that you consider spraying on some vinyl waterproofing if water infiltration increases over time.


Our pup took us through some pretty serious weather over the years, but after 3 days of straight rain on one trip in '14 we could actually feel the water atomising off the material at times; like sleeping with a mister aimed at your face. But even with that, we wold never give up sleeping under canvas (well vinyl).


Note that I don't think this is a particular defect or issue of DuraTek; most pup and hybrid owners I know speak of the same issues.
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We never have condensation issues any more. We go out in all kinds of weathet; 20 degree, rain storms, etc. The issue was fixed by cracking open at least one side bunk window, in each bunk end a couple inches. The bathroom vent is also cracked open, at minimum of 1/2 inch. We to have a max air vent cover.

We one had moisture under the matress, not sure why, but it was early on.

Don't worry about touching the canvas bunk walls during rain, it will not leak. I am very tall and my feet seem to be touching the canvas by morning, they have never been wet, nor my bedding.
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