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Old 02-12-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
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Fix for rain gutters dripping into doors

I think this problem has been discussed before,but I would like to offer my fix for it. On the Forester and Sunseeker Ford chassis, when you open the driver or passenger door and it has been raining (which it does a lot here in Oregon), the rain gutter downspout directs the rain water directly so it runs down on the inside of the door and all over the armrest. I don't know who at Forest River came up with this in-genius design, but it sure works good. I took a piece of white 3/4" PVC pipe about 4" long and shoved it over the end of the spout. This directs the down flow of the water OUTSIDE the door when open. I used pvc glue and just secured them on. They don't actually look bad either. I don't know if FR has corrected this design flaw yet, but ours is a 2017 model. Simple Fix.
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:02 AM   #2
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I think this problem has been discussed before,but I would like to offer my fix for it. On the Forester and Sunseeker Ford chassis, when you open the driver or passenger door and it has been raining (which it does a lot here in Oregon), the rain gutter downspout directs the rain water directly so it runs down on the inside of the door and all over the armrest. I don't know who at Forest River came up with this in-genius design, but it sure works good. I took a piece of white 3/4" PVC pipe about 4" long and shoved it over the end of the spout. This directs the down flow of the water OUTSIDE the door when open. I used pvc glue and just secured them on. They don't actually look bad either. I don't know if FR has corrected this design flaw yet, but ours is a 2017 model. Simple Fix.
Thanks, I have wondered about what to do. Just getting in and out of the cab soaks the door and then splashes onto the leather seat. So when I get in, I'm wet.
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Old 02-13-2017, 03:58 PM   #3
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I think this problem has been discussed before,but I would like to offer my fix for it. On the Forester and Sunseeker Ford chassis, when you open the driver or passenger door and it has been raining (which it does a lot here in Oregon), the rain gutter downspout directs the rain water directly so it runs down on the inside of the door and all over the armrest. I don't know who at Forest River came up with this in-genius design, but it sure works good. I took a piece of white 3/4" PVC pipe about 4" long and shoved it over the end of the spout. This directs the down flow of the water OUTSIDE the door when open. I used pvc glue and just secured them on. They don't actually look bad either. I don't know if FR has corrected this design flaw yet, but ours is a 2017 model. Simple Fix.
Can you attach a picture so that we all can see what that looks like?
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Can you attach a picture so that we all can see what that looks like?
I've never been able to figure out how to post a photo on this forum.
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Type your text . Then scroll down to Attach files and click Manage Attachments. Then when the browse window opens, select the file ( photo) you want to attach click upload. You can preview the post by clicking preview before hitting submit
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I've never been able to figure out how to post a photo on this forum.
OK, thanks to Flybob, I now know howClick image for larger version

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I actually had to make the PVC extension longer than 4" for the dripping water to clear the inside of the door, but I still don't think it looks too bad. Might be a bug-catcher though...we'll see.
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Not limited to the Ford chassis....have the same problem with MBS. Will see if this works for me.
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Putting a clothes hanger on it tends to help.
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Dripping water

Still an issue on the 2017 MBS 2400W !!!
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Still an issue on the 2017 MBS 2400W !!!
What have you tried so far??
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