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Old 10-17-2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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2014 Forester Roof drain problem

When it is raining, and one exits the cab (driver or passenger), water runs directly down the inside of the door. Depending on the door angle, water
can get into the electrical parts of the door. Anyone have an idea how
this can be rectified?
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:20 PM   #2
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See you're getting a lot of answers on this one. We've obviously got the same problem. Ruined a couple of papers/maps . . .
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:10 AM   #3
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Same problem, watching for a fix.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:41 AM   #4
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If its raining exit through the coach.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:16 AM   #5
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If its raining exit through the coach.

That's not really a fix, but thanks for playing!
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:28 AM   #6
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Is it really a problem or a perceived problem, I can't imagine that much water getting into a vehicle if you are just exiting or entering. If its water off the side of your coach install a drip rail to channel the water away from the door
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Is it really a problem or a perceived problem, I can't imagine that much water getting into a vehicle if you are just exiting or entering. If its water off the side of your coach install a drip rail to channel the water away from the door
Yes, it is a problem. Whether it's raining or runoff from the a/c, there's a steady 'flow' of water that enters the door and door pockets. There is a drip rail and we even installed an extension which doesn't help.
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There is drip rail/gutter. It has plastic spouts on them to kick water away from the coach. But when raining they are like a garden hose of wter coming down. When you open cab doors it goes directly into power window / locks buttons.
Evidently SeaDog is not familiar with these units.
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Old 10-18-2016, 12:30 PM   #9
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May not be the solution you are looking for...
My dad had a truck camper that produced the same kind dilemma you describe.

His solution was to cut a thin piece of plastic (about the thickness of a plastic license plate) as long as the top of door area and about 6" wide. He left a lip stick out on the one side that was the same length as the door window. He would 'pinch' the plastic in the top of the window frame by rolling up the window on the plastic, holding it in place.

He kept it under the seat and only inserted it when it was raining hard and wanting to protect the switches and such when opening the door.

Mickey Mouse no doubt but it worked.

EDIT: Needless to say, he would remove it before driving.
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There is drip rail/gutter. It has plastic spouts on them to kick water away from the coach. But when raining they are like a garden hose of wter coming down. When you open cab doors it goes directly into power window / locks buttons.
Evidently SeaDog is not familiar with these units.
There is also extensions for those
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As Assy1016 pointed I'm not familiar with these units with regard to water infiltration in the front doors I only know about electrical, plumbing, ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, and based my question on my experience with F450 and F350's.
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If it's absolutely chucking down we use the cabin door.
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On our 2012 Solera the accessory spout extensions move the water out far enough to get in and out, but I have to remember not to fully open the door (or the water will flow directly on the window switches). Someone on here suggested he had cut up plastic gallon milk jug handles to make longer extensions. Someone else suggested that a clothes pin clipped to the extension will cause the water to flow off the end of the clothes pin, past the door interior. I haven't tried either of these solutions.
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As Assy1016 pointed I'm not familiar with these units with regard to water infiltration in the front doors I only know about electrical, plumbing, ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, and based my question on my experience with F450 and F350's.
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If its raining exit through the coach.
It's not that easy to get from the cab to the coach door, especially with 2 dogs laying in the path.
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There Is a gutter downspout extension for the downspout extension
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Kind of a personal attack, lets keep it to the subject so that others might benefit from the experiences you and I bring to the forum
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Maybe that person needs to read forum rules, or if that's not possible, the little red triangle with the line in it would take care of it.....found next to the green light that is green when one is signed in
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rhamilton, our 2017 3010 SS does the same thing and the door switches get wet. bclemons posted elsewhere that they know it's a problem but no remedy yet. I read where one member slipped a piece of hose over the gutter downspout on both sides to move the little waterfall past the door. When I looked, it looks like it would take about a 6 to 8" hose but I haven't convinced myself that it's worth the trouble yet.
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There Is a gutter downspout extension for the downspout extension
Where does one find the downspout extension??

Thanks!!!
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