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Old 04-13-2006, 09:19 AM
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Only leak we ever had was from the AC backing up when camping in FL during July, Extremely hot and humid. Learned that week to keep the back of the trailer slightly lower than the front to allow the water from the AC to drain better. We have been through a number of storms with no leaks from them at all.

Happy Camping,
Al
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:49 AM
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Have been in our TM through torrential downpours, sometimes teamed with blowing winds. THe only moisture was condensation on a really rotten weekend when we brought in wet clothing and turned on the heat -- ended up with steam. LOL Well engineered camper! Queeniereads aka Judi
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:08 PM
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... from lousy sealant in the seams. However, the TM isn't prone to leak in side-ways rain. I've never gotten water in at the sides.

Our trailer, bought used, leaked badly the first time we took it out. The dealer we bought it from had power-washed it and a lot of sealant was just gone. In my mind, shame on us for not checking before driving away. Since the holes in the roof sealant were obvious to the eye I can't blame anyone but us! However, we went camping the next weekend and all it did the entire time was rain. It rained while we were putting it up, it rained while we were putting it down, and it rained the entire time in between! We dried up the drips, took it home, and did what we should have done earlier: checked all seams and re-did the sealants where needed. This is actually something you should do at least every year.

BTW: The drips we got in the trailer were not from putting it up and taking it down in the rain, just from the bad sealants. I figured out then and there that I just loved this trailer!

Pam
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Old 04-13-2006, 06:14 PM
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We have been through some frog stranglers. Our TM did leak from the ceiling vents. I slightly tightened the set screws under the molding and not had a leak since. I think the silicon caulking around the vents has begun to peel away. I think a fellow has to recaulk a bit ever year. The larger seals around the TM has not leaked. I do not see possible leaking as a real reason not to camp in a TM. No one will be unhappy with the TM overall preformance. I plan a romantic get away with the family next weekend. I hope it,s cool and rainy. A quite Satuday at a lonely state park will be nice. We'll watch alittle TV play card games. Try our hand at cooking new camper dishes. Walk some trails. Listen to rain and wildlife. Maybe...yes let me go on and say it...maybe see this year's bear cubs with their moms. Happy Easter.
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:53 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 weather.com, 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!!
Cheri
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well, we're back and happy to say, no leaks!. As I said, I had it set up in the driveway for 3 days prior to our trip with lots of heavy rain. The sky opened up once again as I was closing it up preparing to tow. Not a drop got inside during the process. We had showers and occasional heavy rain on Wed, Thur, and Sun. of our trip with no problems! I was very happy with the experience.
This weekend we will go back in and work on the muddy mess created by 4 days 3 dogs and 2 humans in the mud and muck.
Cheri
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Old 04-24-2006, 01:13 PM
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I washed the TM this weekend. My hose has 90 pounds of pressure and I used a pressure nozzle like you would use to rinse the driveway. Even when blasting the sides and windows not a single drop got inside. All seals, windows, vents and door performed flawlessly.

I'd be interested in finding out how anyone gets water inside, other than leaving doors, windows and vents open.
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Old 04-24-2006, 01:30 PM
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We camped all weekend this weekend, it rained its butt off on and off all weekend till Sun. Not a drop inside!

I was a bit envious of this guys Toy Hauler trailer till his mother came out of the bedroom talking about how "the bed was soaked". Felt bad for them. Good for me.
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Old 04-24-2006, 01:39 PM
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We had one leak in a window when we first got it, but the dealer fixed it and it hasn't leaked since. Until we got a cover for the TM we had it sitting in our driveway for part of the winter. And believe me it rains a lot here, but no more leaks. We do have one water problem though. When we travel and it's raining, there is some water on the vinyl seals after we set it up, and some of the curtains are damp. I keep reading different posts about the TM being set up in the rain and staying completely dry. Could something be wrong with ours because it isn't completely dry? Or could it be that we don't get it set up fast enough?

Thanks,
Jo Ann
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Old 04-24-2006, 02:49 PM
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When I fill my 40 gallon tank to the max, some water sloshes out the vent tube during travel, resulting in some water on the front most street side curtains.

Other than that, not a drop, but I don't often drive in the rain. It shouldn't rain anymore now until Halloween.
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:44 PM
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Other than that, not a drop, but I don't often drive in the rain. It shouldn't rain anymore now until Halloween.
Except Tues and Wed of this week...oh and Tues and Wed of next week...that's according to Weather.com..sorry.

Sick of rain,
Cheri
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