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TEPUI Roof Top Tents and Gear

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by TepuiTents, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Jul 9, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    Rock-N-Roll

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    TepuiTents - I took my Kukenam 3 for the second time since purchase in late May and we had some rain. The seams on the side of the tent leaked water in. Do you have a recommendation on what to use to seal those seams? I don't want to have to go through a return or anything like that. It wasn't a lot but it is a brand new tent. I've already had to get a replacement rain fly for it right out of the box. :(
     
  2. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    Which seams on the side were leaking? If it was along the bottom seams, a common problem (not just with Tepui tents) is if the lower skirt of the tent canopy is not down and is folded up. It will collect water if it rains and water will eventually soak through. You need to make sure the bottom flap is laying flat (down).

    Where did you purchase the tent? Directly through Tepui, from another dealer?
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    The leak is on the window side. I purchased from REI but I don't want to return the tent and loose a bunch of weeks of camping weekends waiting for an RMA process and new tent to be shipped. I also want to make sure I'm not voiding warranties or something although I'm sure a standard seam sealer will likely fix the leak.

    At first I thought it might be condensation but there was no evidence of condensation anywhere else at the time and the rain was hitting this side directly.

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  4. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    Not saying it wasn't a leak at the seam, but if the rain was hitting that side of the tent directly and if it was very windy, it can also be possible for some water to sneak through the small vent that is high on that side. I would suggest calling the Tepui shop directly to get direction on any sealants they would recommend and verify any warranty concerns. I don't see anything in the photos that show improper taping of the seams.
     
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  5. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:59 AM
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    Thanks. Think I'll do just that. :cheers:
     
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  6. Aug 4, 2018 at 9:50 PM
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    Is there a alternative to the installation hardware. One of the brackets that slide in got stripped from the bolt head being tightened down. Anyway to replace just that one piece or hopefully a better replacement? It’s made of aluminum and the bolts are steel.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    I would think you could contact Tepui, and order just that piece.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    What @Caddis said. You can buy the hardware separate.
    If you're handy with metalwork it's pretty easy to cut a piece of flat place, drill a hole, and weld in a bolt as a replacement. IIRC, 11 gauge plate fits.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    Are there still discounts for TW members?
     
  10. Aug 6, 2018 at 1:49 PM
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    Yep. PM me with what you need.
     
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    Going on 3 years now, with probably close to 100 nights in it, loving my Tepui Kukenam Ruggedized. I think i have also thoroughly worn out the travel cover, cover straps and bent 2 of the tension rods in gale force winds. Still keeps me warm, dry, and comfortable.

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  13. Aug 14, 2018 at 12:14 PM
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    Great tent. I just scored last week that was used 4 times and got it for half the price. Can't wait to put it to use!
     
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    May have been asked, why no kukenam 4 in explorer series? That’s what I want
     
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    Anyone have the RCI bed rack for 3rd gens? I've just received my Kukenam Sky 3 tent, and wondering the best way to mount it with it opening to the driver side. I apologize if it's been asked before, but I haven't seen anything specific for optimum mount.
     
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    Anyone here have the weatherhood? I just got mine and was wondering if there was a specific way to install it or if it's just a matter of tossing it over the top of the tent when it's open. It's 30F and snowing up here right now so the less time I spend doing it the better... Thanks!
     
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    They had one on display at Tepui Fest and it looked pretty sweet, solid build.
     
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