leaking CT tent floor

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 10:18
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Hi All
I have CT with a vinyl floor, recently it has started to get water in through the floor , the water pools in the corners and where the internal poles sit on the floor, there are no obvious holes or tears in the floor, and there is no water leaking down the inside of the canvas walls.
I'm stumped, any suggestions/solutions ?

Cheers
Dave T
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Reply By: guzzi - Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 10:53

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 10:53
This happens to my lifestyle explorer.
I traced the leak back to the fly screen at the bottom of the windows, usually worse when the outer role up covers are up, water pools at the bottom of the fly screen against the inner canvas cover and seeps in from there.

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Follow Up By: philldeb - Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 11:56

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 11:56
A mixture of metho & vaserlene 50/50 Mix up to a paste paint on the metho will evporate and leave the vaso will seal canvas etc
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 12:30

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 12:30
We suffered likewise with our previous soft floor. I traced it to the stitching where the vinyl floor was sown to the canvas wall. I believe it was leaking through water pooling on the seam stitching.
Fixed it with duct taping over the join. It was poorly designed with the lap exposed to the exterior, not interior. It developed after we had it for a few years

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 18:08

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 18:08
Even though we now have a up market brand hard floor CT, cheap insurance I take with me when I expect rain, or I am staying for an extended period on the coast is a big silver tarp. Best accessory for your CT. Tends to keep your walls drier with about 300mm of over hang.
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Reply By: Work2Travel - Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 15:00

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 15:00
Hi Dave, I have had this exact thing happen to my trailer. It could be any one of the answers you have received so far, but if you had your awning on, it could be water running along your external horizontal awning supports and back in through the hole in the side of your canvas wall, onto your internal poles and then down the poles and it pools around the poles on the floor. If you did have your awning on when you noticed the water inside, and you think I may be right, the fix is just as simple, when setting up your awning, dont make the extenal horizontal supports exactly horizontal, just leave them running slightly down hill and any water that gets on them will run away from main tent and not towards it.
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Follow Up By: Member - David T5 - Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 15:19

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 15:19
Hi Work2travel
Thanks for your help, its a good theory but unfortunately I did not have the awning on when I discovered the leaking. I will keep your advice in mind next time I put it on though.
Cheers
Dave T
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