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Old 08-31-2010, 11:45 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a cleaver way to prevent the rain from running down the side of a Scamp? There is a gap between my awning and the trailer, when it rains he water just runs down the side of the trailer under the awning, so essentially nothing stays dry under the awning.

Any good ideas?

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Old 08-31-2010, 12:38 PM   #2
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John, I cannot take credit for this idea as Floyd was the person that showed it to me. However, I've "installed" it and it works like a charm. Measure the length of your awning and the distance between the trailer and the awning. Go to your favorite home improvement store and buy a piece of white "pvc" pipe with a large enough diameter to fill the space between the awning and the trailer. Cut the pipe to the proper length and use a good quality silicone to "glue" the pipe to the trailer and the awning. Now you have a filler in place that allows you to have a water tight seal between the awning and the trailer. Works like a charm, we did it 4 years ago when we bought our new Scamp and it's still nicely sealed. Good luck! Ron
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Any good ideas?
John,

Check this out. RVgutters

You could run a strip along the top and channel the water away.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:57 PM   #4
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John,

Check this out. RVgutters

You could run a strip along the top and channel the water
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Tom, seems to me you need to be able to seal two seams ( trailer to seal and awning to seal) in order to stop water from running between the trailer and the awning. This product looks like it will attach to either the trailer OR the awning---what do you do with the "other" seam? More double sided tape?
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As a temporary solution I have seen swimming "noodles" stuffed between the shell & awning...
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:48 PM   #6
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John,

Check this out. RVgutters

You could run a strip along the top and channel the water away.
I've used these RV gutters, or EZE gutters, around every window to channel water away. They stick really well, and are quite flexible. My only suggestion is, if you're using it for the length of the trailer, have the middle be a couple inches higher than the ends so water runs off quickly.
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The gutters look like a good solution, what did you clean your trailer with before sticking them on?

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Old 08-31-2010, 02:26 PM   #8
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I used denatured alcohol, but you could probably use anything that doesn't leave a residue.
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Tom, seems to me you need to be able to seal two seams ( trailer to seal and awning to seal) in order to stop water from running between the trailer and the awning. This product looks like it will attach to either the trailer OR the awning---what do you do with the "other" seam? More double sided tape?
I'm not familiar with how your awning is attached. We don't have one...

My thought was if the space between the trailer and the awning roller was too wide to be filled with a non-silicon sealant then a gutter would channel the majority of the water away and possible overhang the gap enough to eliminate it altogether.

It was just a thought.

Good idea on raising the center of the run.

Look forward to seeing your solution,
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