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Old 05-11-2017, 08:16 PM   #1
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Running In The Rain

I have never seen this subject addressed before, and reading another thread here today brought this to mind:

How do travel trailer owners feel about traveling in the rain?

Wheel wells aren't all that well sealed, as well as most of the undercarriage.

To my surprise, a couple of years ago we traveled all one day without a thought until we stopped and found that the fridge chimney vent had ingested LOTs of water. Duct taping up the upwind side solved the problem, temporarily, but I'm wondering if there's a design problem there that others have also seen.

Or don't you "run" in the rain?


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Old 05-11-2017, 08:21 PM   #2
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Rain or shine, I run and have no issues...

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Old 05-11-2017, 08:31 PM   #3
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Rain or shine, I run and have no issues...
X2, been in some heavy downpours with no issues.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:43 PM   #4
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I don't like it, since road grime gets everywhere, and things like locks and slide mechanisms seems to need lubrication afterwards, but if we have a trip planned we just go anyway and roll with it. It gets a good washing as soon as I can afterwards.
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:15 PM   #5
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X2, been in some heavy downpours with no issues.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:07 PM   #6
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x4 with no issues. Besides, the tires run cooler in the rain.

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Old 05-12-2017, 04:23 AM   #7
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The only issue I've ever had was the battery boxes filling up with water. A couple small holes drilled in the bottom of took care of that.

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:11 AM   #8
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The trailer gets a little water inside the slides right above the front tires, but otherwise, I put the TV in 4-auto and rock and roll.
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:44 AM   #10
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I have the same problem that 2Evile4U has. I get some water on the floor under my slide where it sits above the tires. I guess it is because of the location of the slide and fenders. My old trailer would allow some water to come in the front compartment doors if you drove through standing water. This only happened a few times over the course of 10 years.

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