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Old 04-12-2006, 01:31 PM
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Default Do they leak?

We are seriously considering buying a Trailmanor, but my brother-in-law just spoke to a mechanic who used to work for a dealer and he said that these trailers are prone to leaking during rain with any little side wind. We never saw any mention of this anywhere else, but considering how expense a purchase like this is, we wanted to check it out. Please give us some honest advice.
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Old 04-12-2006, 02:55 PM
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We were camping this past weekend and it rained for 16 hours straight, sometimes so hard you could not hear the airconditioner running or pop corn popping in the micro wave. winds varied from 15mph to 40+ and from a number of directions. Not a drop on the inside. My opinion is obviously at odds with your brother's. FWIW (for what it's worth)

Bill and Lisa, VA (previous owners of an '06 3023)
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Old 04-12-2006, 02:59 PM
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Well, I will get back to you on Monday. I have a 10 year old 2518. I am leaving for a Dog Agility trial in about 30 min. It is a 4 day trial in Dixon CA where it has been raining non stop all week and according to, it will continue to do so until Monday. I can say that I have left it open for the last 3 days in pouring rain and have seen no leaks so far. I purchased it last June so we haven't had to camp in rain so far. If we don't leak in the next 4 days, I for one will be convinced. Of course it may be hard to tell with 2 wet humans and 3 wet dogs living in it for 4 days.
I'm off to the mud fest! Now, this is my idea of fun!!
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Old 04-12-2006, 04:05 PM
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I was in a light rain with light wind this past weekend in my 2005 TM 2720. Not a single drop got in, even when closing in the rain and wind.

I did have condensation on the inside of the windows.
Wayne in San Jose
TV1:2002 Chevy Silverado 1500HD 4wd Crew Cab,Valley Odyssey brake controller,McKesh mirrors
TV2:2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD long bed 4wd Crew Cab,integrated brake controller,factory tow mirrors
TMnow sold) 2005 2720 40 gallon water,swing tongue,a/c,awning,dual batteries,cabinet drawers
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2008 Yamaha WR250R,2008 Polaris Sportsman 700 X2,2008 Polaris Scrambler 500,2009 Honda CRF10F
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Old 04-12-2006, 04:29 PM
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I own a TM 3023 and been in some major storms and not a drop of water inside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Closed up in a major down pour at MB NC and that was a storm off the ocean not a drop !!!!! SO TELL YOU FRIEND HE DON'T KNOW JACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TILL HE OWNS ONE The Rip
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Old 04-12-2006, 07:35 PM
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Default Do they leak

WE were in our 2619 TM for 2+ months and got home this past friday. We were in rain and wind many times. We stayed dry. While towing in heavy rain, our
TM stayed dry.

2004 2619
2006 Nissan Titan
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:07 PM
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We were in a moderate thunderstorm this past weekend. It rained pretty hard for about a half hour. Ours didn't leak a bit.
Scott and Alicia
Garden City, GA
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2006 Trailmanor 3023
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Old 04-13-2006, 12:57 AM
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We do two small leaks in our 1988 TM 26. Both are around the skylights. The previous owner replaced them and I don't think they were sealed correctly when they were installed. I know that I can see daylight looking up through one of the skylights with it completely closed. I'm waiting for the rains to stop so I can make the necessary repair. I don't think this is an inherent problem with the trailer.
Blake and Veronica in Gaston, OR
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Old 04-13-2006, 05:26 AM
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Recently at the beach we had rain for 12 hours, wind at a constant 20 knts 45 degrees off the front, door side, and not a drop inside. I even had the two ceiling vents cracked about a quarter of an inch for ventilation (given the wind direction) and still no leaks.
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:43 AM
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Default Leaks

The DW and I are presently on a trip which so far has taken us to Nashville from CT. We made a stop at Natural Bridge VA. and during our stay we had heavy rain and winds. The wind was so strong that the camper next to us had a tree (alive and healthy) land on the roof of his unit. No leaks here. By the way the neighboring camper is fine.

Was in Knoxville when the tornados hit near Nashville. We had very heavy thunder storms all night in our area and again no leaks here.

p.s. We did visit the TM factory during this trip. Was very informative. The staff are great.
2005 (3023) Purchased 4/15/05, 2005 Silverado 1500 V8 or 2002 Chevy Astro
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