Water leaking through canvas zipper.

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 19:21
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After drenching canvas camper trailer, i went inside to push off the pooling water and then water started to pour through the zipper on the roof that attaches the annex to the main tent.
The water seeps in between the velcro and then through the zipper.
What can i do to prevent this from happening again?
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Reply By: fisho64 - Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 19:55

Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 19:55
wax the zipper
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Reply By: maurice b - Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 20:02

Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 20:02
I use a block of Bee's wax to rub regularly on my Camper door zippers and it does work .I couldnt believe when i recieved my new Cub Daintree that the door and side opening Zippers didnt come with a flap over them.Cub told me to erect my awning ! !
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Reply By: Bob R4 - Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 21:57

Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 21:57
I'd be most surprised if any zipper would hold pooled water such as I think would happen as your photo shows would be possible with the bars supporting as shown.
If it is possible, I'd shift the bars which are parallel to the zip so they don't form a pool, or if it's possible, lower the outer edge so there is sufficient pitch to prevent that pooling.

Bob
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Follow Up By: Kramm - Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 22:24

Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 22:24
Usually would be like what you said. It was set up on a driveway uphill. The watef ran to the zip when i lifted the roof up. Thats when the water poured through.
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2016 at 23:01

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2016 at 23:01
I think your only solution would be to use 2 extra poles, either upside down or with those plastic caps. When it rains you need to elevate the zip away from the ponding water.
The upside is you only need them when it's wet.
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