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Old 07-17-2015, 07:30 AM   #1
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Is your frig access cover going to destroy your MH or TT?

Is your frig access cover going to destroy your MH or TT? If its like mine, yes, depending how much rain you have, it's a matter of time before the walls below your frig are rotted away.

What caused all this damage - The frame of my frig cover doesn't have a lip on it, so any water that runs down the cover, will collect on the bottom of the frame, and run inside the MH.

Here is a link to how I modified the cover, and also repaired the water damage.

FIXING THE FRAME SO IT DOESN'T"T LEAK:

Fixing Frig exterior access panel door leaks | 2001 Coachmen Mirada 300QB


REPAIRING THE WATER DAMAGE:

Repairing Delamination and water damage | 2001 Coachmen Mirada 300QB

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Old 07-17-2015, 10:11 AM   #2
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Looks like a nice fix. I have a little delam there also but everything else looks and feels solid. The lip may be a good mod on all RVs.
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Cover the area with sheet metal flashing and caulk in place after repair.
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I looked at mine and no lip so I put a bead of non-leveling caulk. I think the bead should suffice. Silicon is a no no on campers. I looked for 5 minutes and could not find a drain tube. I can only assume it was routed out the bottom of the camper.
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I looked at mine and no lip so I put a bead of non-leveling caulk. I think the bead should suffice. Silicon is a no no on campers. I looked for 5 minutes and could not find a drain tube. I can only assume it was routed out the bottom of the camper.
Oh God. Never ASS U ME . Especially after all the poor QC stuff we talk about here. A badly routed frig drain rotted wall and floor in a friend's tt. Find it and be sure.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:00 PM   #6
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I looked at mine and no lip so I put a bead of non-leveling caulk. I think the bead should suffice. Silicon is a no no on campers. I looked for 5 minutes and could not find a drain tube. I can only assume it was routed out the bottom of the camper.
We have a 2015 Solera 24R , at Frog in Goshen last year I had the techs look inside my refrigerator cover because the drain pipe just ended inside right on plywood wall panel. They did a great job of adding an extension thru the panel to outside ! Now when refrig drains a LOT of water goes outside ! No damage !
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Never had an issue as I always put the drain tube out the side of cover so it drained out side. Last five campers I had where done this way and they all had plenty of hose to shove throgh side cover. Factory fails to do this at times so check yours and move so water will exit the compartment. Later RJD
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I always run my refrigerator drain out under the coach.
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I always run my refrigerator drain out under the coach.
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I replaced the cheap brittle plastic tube with good poly braided tubing make a trap and run it out the bottom. Too many stories of cracked drain tubes resulting in water damage.
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All good points on the frig drain, but look and make sure your access panel door frame has a lip on the bottom, otherwise when it rains, water leaks in.
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