Waterproof DuraTek?

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  1. RDWRER

    RDWRER Active Member

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    So my camper appears to have DuraTek waterproof canvas. One of my bunk ends has recently started leaking on the corners where the seams are along the curved pole. I tried waterproofing the seams but it isn’t helping at all. Do I need to re-waterproof the DuraTek or just need a better product for the seams?
     
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    Does nobody know the answer to this? Does DuraTek need to be re-waterproofed?
     
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    If the leak is coming from just the seam, you may want to check the seam to see if there is another issue. IE - is the seam stitching coming out.
     
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    The stitching isn’t coming out-everything looks ok. But I bought the pop up in 2014 and haven’t done anything to the seams or “canvas” since I bought it. I thought DuraTek was maintenance free, but maybe not?? I tried to waterproof the seams last fall by “painting” on a seam sealer, but that must not have been good enough.
     

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