I have discussed the Air Top problems that we have seen on a few tents with the factory. Of course, they are Italian and have been on vacation from the week before Christmas until the 9th of January... but they jumped on the issue right away this week.
They have been very forth coming with their responses.
1. They have seen this issue on some Air Tops.
2. They are providing US with a fix to the foam sealing gaskets. I should have these in a couple weeks. Please contact me if you are having these issues. If not, you need not be concerned, but please read on.
3. The fit and function of the current Air Top hard shell requires care in closing at the front. If the top and bottom shell are not carefully aligned there may be leakage into the front fabric of the tent. Perhaps the reason that I have not seen the problem is that I have been careful to align and close the front first, then the rear. Just a thought. The new closure latches are NOT the problem.
4. There is now a new mold that incorporates some tweaks to assure that the fit at the front of the Air Top is more positive. This should completely eliminate the problem.
Thanks for your patience.