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Old 10-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Recommended Design Change to the 318/3150

Camping in the rain this weekend, I discovered a problem. Do not leave your outside kitchen door open during rain...I had water subtly drip in on the rear side of the kitchen. The water then ran under the plastic stone/cabinet and ended up inside my trailer making my carpet wet in the rear of the trailer near the ladder area. I recommend that PT follows Outback's lead and put a drip edge above the outside kitchen door. For me, the kitchen will remain closed when it is raining from now on...wish I could install a drip edge like the Outback 312 has....I did get everything dried. Floor is still solid so this has not occurred frequently. My neighbor has a 312 and does not have this problem. Oh well, I do prefer other things that my Lacrosse has verses the Outback....I will be crockpotting when it is raining.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:33 PM   #2
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Thats weird. I wonder if it could be the angle the trailer was sitting at? We just used ours in the rain also and actually used the outside stove top all weekend and didnt have any water issues at all. Mine is a 2013, I wonder if there is something thats different on mine?
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:38 AM   #3
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It was slightly leaning towards the back and to the slide side away from the kitchen....only a very edge of the bubble was touching the line on my level. But that is why the water ran into the rear of the bunkroom. I dried it, shut the kitchen and the water did not return.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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Just to be sure, I never leave any compartment doors open in even the slightest drizzle. Water kills campers, and I simply do not want to go there.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
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i have used mine in extensive rain without issue.....the water always runs off the front ...which still creates a nice shoe mud station...

i have noticed that my kitchen door does not open to 90 degrees, and BARELY clears the fridge door when i open it.....i thought about trying to adjust it, but left it that way, as i figured it would help with exactly the issue you are talking about...that way even if the trailer was a tiny bit out of level, it would still run foward off the door away from the camper...

i guess you could add on a piece of stick on drip rail?? i think someone else did that with their outside kitchen???
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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Water runs down the frame (closest to the back of the trailer) and builds up on the outer lip of the frame. It found its way inside my trailer....If there would be a drip edge above the door, it would eliminate or at least greatly reduce this issue.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #7
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oh...well in that case i dont know...i have not experienced that with mine...again, maybe some self adhesive drip moulding would fix ya up??...let us know what you do so we can file it away as a potential solution in case we have same problems later!!
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:13 AM   #8
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As I type this it is raining outside, and we always have ours open without an issue. I have been in huge downpours and never had issues...might just be the angle of the rig...or maybe the wind was blowing just right to blow some water at a weird angle...
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I haven't had that problem either. And my trailer has benn used in heavy rain as well.


I've never really paid attention to it but, like a few people said, a strip might work?
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