Door Gutter - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-04-2003, 11:11 PM   #1
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Now I have really tried the search function a lot and can't find what I'm looking for. So, again, I'll ask y'all. When it rained like, you know what, over the Memorial day weekend, I forgot my sign and stuck my head out the door to ''see the rain''. Well, I saw the rain and it went right down my neck. Also, the rain found it's way around the aluminum lip above the door and leaked in and down the door to the floor and caused the fake wood trim along one side to swell up. I gotta stop this.

What have you ''veterans'' done about this? Are there preformed plastic or aluminum gutters available for this area? I can think of some things to do but really don't like re inventing the wheel.

Also, as I look at the gap between the awning and the Casita, I would think there would be some way to gutter the rain away all along there.

Help, I'm drowning.
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Old 06-05-2003, 09:17 AM   #2
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oo :jump-r oo :jump-r I know.
you get some pvc pipe that will fit the curve of the trailer and put it above the awning holder? plugs up the hole. :) and no I'm not the one who did this. so the owner of this great idea could give details any time. :yep
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Old 06-05-2003, 11:55 AM   #3
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There's a stick-on molding product that several of us have used for the space between the awning and the Casita. It won't take care of all of the water in a downpour, but it's a big help if the rain is light or the dew is heavy.

I bought mine at Camping World.

I installed it about an inch below the awning. Others I think have put it above the awning, but it was too hard (for me) to get to... or perhaps I didn't understand the directions in the first place.

I'll try to follow up with a pic of mine...

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Old 06-06-2003, 06:41 AM   #4
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Here's a link to the Camping World site for EZE RV Guttering System:

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/product...203&prodID=1782

I put that at the bottom of the awning box, as close as possible, then filled the gaps with clear silicone.

I had no leakage for four years.
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Old 06-06-2003, 09:44 PM   #5
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Looks good to me

Hey T & J am Mary and Morgan.

Thanks for the tips. I'll check at Campers World for that trim stuff. It looks like what I need but I'll also look into the PVC option. I know there must be a way to deal with this and you've proven that.

Morgan, I'd like to visit you someday when I'm down in NM. I get down there a lot on business but Silver City isn't on the visit schedule too often. Some day we'll make it.

Thanks again to all,
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Old 06-07-2003, 03:53 AM   #6
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* * * * * * Hey T & J am Mary and Morgan.

Thanks for the tips. *I'll check at Campers World for that trim stuff. *It looks like what I need but I'll also look into the PVC option. *I know there must be a way to deal with this and you've proven that.

Morgan, I'd like to visit you someday when I'm down in NM. *I get down there a lot on business but Silver City isn't on the visit schedule too often. *Some day we'll make it.

Thanks again to all,
We'd enjoy visiting with you, Keith. Let me know when you get down this way.

If I were sealing my awning now, I think I'd do it differently (for esthetics). If you cut some 1" PVC pipe lengthwise to make a trough, it should go on top behind the box. You'll still need lots of marine grade silicone to attach and seal it. The fiberglass is not straight, it's wavy.

One advantage of the vinyl guttering, is that you can extend it beyond the front and rear of the awning to channel the water away.

Another thing I did with my awning was to make a screen that slid into the awning rail and another than hooked on one end. I used sunscreen fabric from Home Despot. It's 6' wide and comes in various lengths. Just sew 3/16" cording into one edge and that slides into the slot. Grommets at the lower corners allow it to be anchored.

The screen provides shade, moderates the wind and reduces the splash and spray when it rains.

This thread has a photo of the screen:

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php...731&page=1#6434

Here's a photo of the guttering:

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ee1ac50243e9Awning.jpg/>
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Like the screen

Thanks Morgan,

I really like that screen idea. I also think your Fold up Boat? is cool. I hope we can meet up sometime. If I could just figure out a way to retire I would definitely see you on the ''trail''. Oh well, it will happen soon I think.

Thanks again for the good ideas.
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