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Old 04-21-2019, 04:54 AM   #1
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Question about cooler weather in a hybrid/expandable.

I have a relatively new bullet crossfire 3 bunk travel trailer. When I first used it last season I brought it back and they recapped the front and rear bunks because of leaks where the canvas meets the fiberglass. I just finished my first trip of the year (second with this camper) and at the beginning and end of the week there was rain and it was just about 40 degrees (the rest of the week was fine) both rainy nights the top of the canvas would be covered in water, enough to where if slowly drips on us.

My wife is convinced the canvas is leaking, but I'm pretty sure it is just condensation. It seems to cover the whole top piece of canvas and even continued to drip last night for long after the rain stopped. Is this normal for canvas In Cold wet weather?

I bought the pop up gizmos which in the future should help keep the canvas from getting that cool, but since these campgrounds have almost no trees and the clamps that the gizmos camp with sucked I couldn't use them, they kept blowing off. Is there anything else I can do to help prevent this? I really want this trailer to be 3 season not just summer use.
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:56 AM   #2
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In my time with a hybrid. I fought this Everytime. There are other methods to help. Some will chime in with those methods. I unfortunately had this happen too many times and sold it! I love in Louisiana and the humidity mixed with the AC was a "wet" combination. That constant drip on your forehead was enough for us to sell it!! I also had a tent that attached to the outside drip rail for a screen room. The tent did the same thing! So, long story but the verdict is. There are remedies, so start googling!
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I bought the pop up gizmos which in the future should help keep the canvas from getting that cool, but since these campgrounds have almost no trees and the clamps that the gizmos camp with sucked I couldn't use them, they kept blowing off. Is there anything else I can do to help prevent this? I really want this trailer to be 3 season not just summer use.

I bought the gizmos for the high wind camping,( comes with the gizmos bungee straps) The gizmos tarp does seem to stay on better. This said I still have to use 1 set of clamps where the gizmos tarp meets the front of the trailer as the angle is to steep for the gizmos tarp. It slides down if I use the end bungee strap.

see a thread I created on this https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...d/29830436.cfm

you might have to re-buy them for the high wind camping... not terribly expensive

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