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Old 06-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #31
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Re: Wet Bed

Surprised, last weekend we made a shakedown trip to the Ottawa municipal campground (Kanata). The ESCAPE 19 was level, and the passenger side rear window was left open (screened). During a brief rain storm and squall, overnight, enough water entered the window to wet the bedding. We did not have the awning open, but the screen is further to the rear than the awning. I think that water from one quarter of the roof was directed over the window screen, and some entered. Is there a rain gutter to redirect this water?

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Old 06-09-2012, 12:45 AM   #32
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Re: Wet Bed

Hi: esKaPe... You have just uncovered my worst nightmare!!! Waking up in the morning to find you have "Wetbedding". With a 5.0 the problem is reversed. The dinette cushions suffer the worst as the open part of the window is just outside the edge of the awning. I'm not sure that MaxxAir louvered window covers would help...but some owners have put one on. You can't put one on the fire exit window however.
The only thing we leave open at night, is the MaxxFan. Alf
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:55 AM   #33
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Re: Wet Bed

This reminds me of camping on a glacier fed lake north of Squamish in our Sir Edmund Hillary tent ( thanks Sears and I can't wait see see the last of both of you ). Under torrential skies, I awoke at 4am with the family-size tent about to collapse under the weight of 40 gallons of water that had collected in the fly cover, so cleverly supported by the tent poles, except in the center.

In my underwear, dead of night, but above freezing, just, in the driving rain, I had no choice but to tug on the fly until the water spilled out, on me, of course.

So, I can only suggest, you shut the window.

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Old 06-09-2012, 02:36 PM   #34
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Re: Wet Bed

What is it about rain, tents and men in their underwear?? We had a similar event, years ago in Manning Park. The difference being, while Don was out in his underwear, the rest of the campground decided to evacuate, driving by, illuminating the embarrassment.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:16 PM   #35
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Re: Wet Bed

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Surprised, last weekend we made a shakedown trip to the Ottawa municipal campground (Kanata). The ESCAPE 19 was level, and the passenger side rear window was left open (screened). During a brief rain storm and squall, overnight, enough water entered the window to wet the bedding. We did not have the awning open, but the screen is further to the rear than the awning. I think that water from one quarter of the roof was directed over the window screen, and some entered. Is there a rain gutter to redirect this water
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Heh Peter..we leave the passenger side window cracked ALL the time to allow fresh air to enter. This mod allows that to happen without the wet (dinette for us) bed! Yes, it does work just fine. http://escapeforum.org/index.php?top...sg4217#msg4217
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:13 PM   #36
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Re: Wet Bed

this is why I ordered an opening window over the kitchen, with the awning open just 2-3 feet, it should be protected from water runoff until I install window maxxair vents.
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