waterproof stuff sacks? - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-16-2014, 10:35 AM   #15
Name: Sharon
Trailer: UHaul
Posts: 84
i went with the ziplock bags. The previous owner put in a air vent for an air conditioner under one of the kitchenette seats and a little water comes in when I wash the trailer. I want to keep a spare sleeping bag in that spot, so I was looking for something to ensure it is dry.

Sent from my iPad using Fiberglass RV

Sharon D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 06:54 AM   #16
Pam Garlow's Avatar
Name: Pam
Trailer: U-Haul 1985
Posts: 3,096
Sharon, If you no longer have a need for the vent, you can probably seal it up with a rubber gasket from behind, across the entire vent, and then solve the leak problem.
If you still use the AC unit, you might try changing out the vent for a lockable access door that will keep out leaks. Or a marine grade deck hatch. You just open the door/hatch when you use the AC. Line the inside of the opening with screening for bugs.

We all love our UHs so much that we view the leak issues as an 'irritating hiccup' of ownership. We seal things up (we think) and then chase down more #&!@*!#% water drips!!

Happy and Dry Camping to you

Pam Garlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 10:03 AM   #17
Name: RogerDat
Trailer: 77 Scamp 13
Posts: 2,866
Pam it sort of sounds like your saying; to paraphrase Mark Twain, tracking down the hidden leaks in your Uhaul is good for you, it keeps you from being too smug about owning a Uhaul.

For canoe camping I used a nylon water resistant stuff sack, normal variety intended for use when backpacking, but I also had a trash bag inside of that. The nylon protected the trash bag from tears and rips which formed a second water barrier. Kept it dry when the canoe rolled in some rapids.

Camp dry spray used to water proof nylon rain fly or tent can increase the water resistance of nylon stuff sack.
RogerDat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 06:52 PM   #18
Junior Member
Name: brodie
Trailer: 1976 boler
Posts: 1
go on the bass pro shops website and search it in the search bar they come in a few different sizes and they work great and they sell for a great price!
brodie4444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 08:02 PM   #19
Senior Member
David B.'s Avatar
Name: Dave & Paula Brown
Trailer: Lil Snoozy
Posts: 1,296
I just picked up a spray bottle of NEVER WET make by Rustoleum at the Home Depot. I sheds water like a duck.
Dave & Paula
David B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 09:56 PM   #20
Senior Member
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Posts: 5,860
I would be careful with sealed bags of any kind. Any moisture that gets sealed in stays in and mildew can result. If you're using a sealed plastic bag you'll want to pull the sleeping bag out to air periodically, my ques is at least once a week. The other option is get some desiccant to put into plastic bag with the sleeping bag. Then would only need to air it out every few months and replace the desiccant.

Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is online now   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you waterproof plywood floor? lalise Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 14 06-24-2012 10:28 PM
Brand New waterproof custom cover for 16-17' Casita or Scamp Trai ROIDON L Classified Archives 0 07-06-2010 04:45 PM
Need a Quick and Dirty Way to Waterproof Fiberglass Shell! April Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 13 04-11-2008 03:42 PM
Recipe, for a Waterproof Instant Garage, or Trailer Tent Elsie G. Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 10 08-24-2006 08:42 PM
best waterproof replacement for rivets? Roy Massen Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 18 06-04-2006 10:04 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.