When on the road to your next adventure, you need a camper that will keep you warm and dry through all kinds of weather. Unfortunately, finding a genuinely waterproof camper is easier said than done. The construction of most canvas pop-up campers means that few of them stay waterproof for long, leading to leaks and headaches. While some people choose to break out the sealant and patch the leaks themselves, the only way to keep the rain off without constant effort is by finding a camper built to stay waterproof from the beginning.
The Challenges of a Truly Waterproof Camper Shell
Why is it so hard to find a waterproof camper? Plenty of brands make this claim, but the reality often falls short. The reason comes down to simple physics. Because pop-up tent campers need to fold and unfold, their materials are designed to flex and shift. Over time, this constant movement can cause seams and seals to weaken and eventually fail. Add the normal vibrations and wind force from normal driving conditions on top of that, and you have a recipe for a leaky camper. And hard-sided shells aren’t immune to these problems either: a more rigid frame doesn’t stop the panels from flexing from road vibration and wind force while driving.
Getting a tight, waterproof seal on a structure that can survive long-term travel on even the smoothest roads is tough. When faced with leaks in their camper shell, many people will try to patch the gaps as they appear. The problem is that even the best sealants are subject to the same punishment that conquered the camper’s original hardware. No matter how thoroughly you seal your camper, there’s always the risk of springing a fresh leak after the next long haul.
Water Damage Can Destroy Your Belongings
Being damp and cold is certainly enough to ruin any camping trip. However, a leak in your camper shell can have longer-lasting effects than a couple of miserable nights as water wreaks havoc on your furniture and belongings. Rain is especially likely to infiltrate a poor seal while you’re on the road with water pelting your camper at highway speeds. A poorly-designed camper with inadequately treated wood or fiberglass insulation may absorb water you can’t see, causing severe structural issues. But worrying about water infiltrating your belongings is hardly something you want to think about while enjoying the great outdoors. Rather than wrestling with putties, sealants, and constant repairs, the best thing you can do is invest in a genuinely waterproof camper from the start.
The Cube Series Camper Keeps The Rain Off
Water is the most destructive force in nature: if it can wear away the rock of a canyon, it can find its way into an inadequately-sealed camper. A waterproof camper needs to be built with rugged efficiency to withstand years of rain, which is why we created our Cube Series camper with aluminum, resilient composites, alloys, and renewable resources–and absolutely no canvas. Our hard-sided pop-up camper is built for maximum durability in all weather while still coming out at half the weight of its competitors. With folding wall technology, setting up this RV is a piece of cake, rain or shine. Since you can’t always count on the weather, you need to count on your camper to handle anything. If you’re looking for a waterproof pop-up camping trailer or truck camper, look no farther than the Cube Series.