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Old 01-14-2013, 10:12 PM   #15
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I started with a pop up on my seasonal site! I left it open all season and made sure nothing was left in contact with the canvas.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:58 AM   #16
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Why is that?
because a hybrid has two to three giant holes, with only rubber seals to prevent water intrusion, they need constant inspection to make sure there are no leaks.
many hybrids at seasonal sites are left with the canvas ends left out, causing the canvas to age faster and possible damage.

hybrid owners have to be able to constantly keep an eye on the bunk doors, seals and canvas. this is one of the trade-offs in owning a hybrid.
i've owned mine for over 6 years now and have had no leaks. but i open mine up at least once a week, during rainy times, to check for leaks. i also check seals constantly.

i just feel that a conventional TT is a much better choice for a seasonal site, since it doesn't have all these places for water to find a way in.
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because a hybrid has two to three giant holes, with only rubber seals to prevent water intrusion, they need constant inspection to make sure there are no leaks.
many hybrids at seasonal sites are left with the canvas ends left out, causing the canvas to age faster and possible damage.

hybrid owners have to be able to constantly keep an eye on the bunk doors, seals and canvas. this is one of the trade-offs in owning a hybrid.
i've owned mine for over 6 years now and have had no leaks. but i open mine up at least once a week, during rainy times, to check for leaks. i also check seals constantly.

i just feel that a conventional TT is a much better choice for a seasonal site, since it doesn't have all these places for water to find a way in.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:11 PM   #18
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Seasonal site with hybrid

It's really no different parking an expandable at a seasonal site as opposed to a storage site. If it is maintained as far as the seals, etc. there is no problem. However, leaving bunk ends open when not there would be foolish, I will not be doing that.

Bikendan, if you feel it is such a problem then why do you have one? I have had mine for 3 years, and have never had a leak either. All it takes is maintenance and care. Just like everything else.
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It's really no different parking an expandable at a seasonal site as opposed to a storage site. If it is maintained as far as the seals, etc. there is no problem. However, leaving bunk ends open when not there would be foolish, I will not be doing that.

Bikendan, if you feel it is such a problem then why do you have one? I have had mine for 3 years, and have never had a leak either. All it takes is maintenance and care. Just like everything else.
i don't think it's a problem. we love our hybrid because sleeping under canvas makes us feel like we're still "camping" and regular TT's feel like shoeboxes to us.
that's why i gladly put up with the few negatives that hybrids have, like wet canvas, lack of soundproofing and temp control.

i was simply pointing out, as a hybrid owner, that in my opinion, i don't think it's a good choice for a seasonal site when you compare it to a regular TT.
but i'm also not someone who would buy a seasonal site. if i wanted a seasonal site, i'd just rent a cabin.
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