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Old 09-26-2016, 08:00 AM   #1
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Rain run off onto RV door when open

We have a Class C Forest River Forester 2017. I am looking for a solution to how I can prevent the rain from the awning from getting my RV door all wet. I cannot have my RV door open under the awning when it is raining due to the location of the door and the awning. The awning and the RV door are directly behind the passenger cab door. Does anyone have an idea of how I can deflect the water and enjoy having my RV door open during the rain? Thanks. Dawn
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:04 AM   #2
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Stick on plastic rain gutter, Goggle it....
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:04 PM   #3
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Thanks bunches. This idea of the rain gutters solves another issue I have with my windows. I will attempt to upload a picture to help show what I am trying to resolve with the door and awning. The awning does not extend beyond the door due to the location of the cab door. Appreciate your input. Dawn
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:12 PM   #4
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what model Class C?
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:57 AM   #5
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2017 Forest River Forester 3011DS

We have a 2017 Forest River Forester 3011DS. The door is located directly behind the passenger seat. The awning does not extend beyond the door due to its location thus allowing the rain runoff down the open door. We had this one custom built. Thanks all.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:15 AM   #6
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The awning should open all the way out even with the door open. Maybe one of the supports is catching on the door keeping it from opening. Try having the door only half way open when you extend the awning. If it opens, there is an adjustment on the piston on the bottom of the door so it wont open as far and hit the awning supports.
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Thanks everyone. I am sorry this is so confusing. The picture with the awning of the Forester 3011DS partially extended was only to show where the edge/end of the awning met the top of the door when it is open. There is nothing wrong with the awning. Actually it is only partially extended due to the location of where our RV is parked at the house. My problem is that the door is not protected by the awning from the rain run off. I would like to open it during the rain, but cannot because of the deluge of water cascading down the inside of the door when open. I just need some idea of how to direct the run off away from the inside of my RV door. I realize that where the RV door is located is the problem. Not an RV flaw. We chose to have our entrance into the RV behind the passenger door to allow a longer kitchen counter and to allow the passenger seat to be turned into the living area. As always, Thanks for your suggestions. Dawn
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:49 PM   #8
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Dawn if I'm reading your issue correctly, can you lower, and tighten down the far side of the awning ? Allowing for the rain to flow to the opposite side / rear of your unit ?
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Hey there thanks. Yes I can tip it, but unfortunately the door is still exposed to the rain because the length of the awning (that runs down the side of the RV from front to back ) does not cover it when the door is in its open position. In other words, the door is not completely under the awning for protection . I hope this helps. Thanks Dawn
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I think I understand...... The awning isn't LONG enough, front to back, to be over the rv door. Sounds like you need a longer awning???
If you can give us a picture of a side view of the camper we may have a better idea for a solution.
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