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    Drip...drip...drip

    Well, last night and this morning we had some significant storms rolling through. I hadn't had the Toxaway out in anything but a drizzle so I thought it'd be a great opportunity to test it out. This is the radar at 4am.



    I learned some things:
    1) My seam sealant must have been too old because it's already started peeling up after <2 mos. I started getting dripped on and it was annoying.

    2) If I'm expecting heavy rain the JRB 11x10 might be a better option. I like the Toxaway but seemed to be get getting misted on the ends. I may do a little better if I lower the tarp more (it was about 6" off the ridgeline) but I think the extra coverage of the rectangular tarp would provide more peace of mind.

    I decided to bail shortly after I snagged the radar shot. I used my now discontinued JRB WeatherShield to protect my UQ but with the seam leaking I didn't want my new Burrow getting dripped on all night.

    Hopefully the tarp will dry out enough today since we're supposed to hit the 70s again. I'm off to the auto parts store for some new silicone.
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    sorry to hear that hope you get it fixed.

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    Sorry to hear, but luckily the problem happened in a place you could bail easily, ya know?
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    Well....ya' always do find out in the rain. A re-seal will do you and end the drippyness.
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    This is a good thing to discover at home, rather than at midnight a couple of days hike in especially with down gear! The very reason for home testing!
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    Good luck re-sealing. When I bought my Tox, Paul sent some silnet with it. Did yours come with it or did you buy your Tox second hand?

    I sealed both sides when I got mine. Seems to be soild. Guess I should check mine though. Its been couped up too much this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richtorfla View Post
    Good luck re-sealing. When I bought my Tox, Paul sent some silnet with it. Did yours come with it or did you buy your Tox second hand?

    I sealed both sides when I got mine. Seems to be soild. Guess I should check mine though. Its been couped up too much this year.
    Definitely glad it happened at the home. I would hate for it to happen on the trail.

    I already had my sealer. I don't recall how long I had it. I'll take a pic and see if you guys have seen it turn like mine did.

    I only did one side too. Maybe I should double seal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxHiker View Post
    Well, last night and this morning we had some significant storms rolling through. I hadn't had the Toxaway out in anything but a drizzle so I thought it'd be a great opportunity to test it out. This is the radar at 4am.



    I learned some things:
    1) My seam sealant must have been too old because it's already started peeling up after <2 mos. I started getting dripped on and it was annoying.

    2) If I'm expecting heavy rain the JRB 11x10 might be a better option. I like the Toxaway but seemed to be get getting misted on the ends. I may do a little better if I lower the tarp more (it was about 6" off the ridgeline) but I think the extra coverage of the rectangular tarp would provide more peace of mind.

    I decided to bail shortly after I snagged the radar shot. I used my now discontinued JRB WeatherShield to protect my UQ but with the seam leaking I didn't want my new Burrow getting dripped on all night.

    Hopefully the tarp will dry out enough today since we're supposed to hit the 70s again. I'm off to the auto parts store for some new silicone.
    It's that an MIUI Rom on your phone?

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    No. I run SkyRaider Zeus.
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    No. I run SkyRaider Zeus.
    What phone is that?

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