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Old 10-21-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
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Water in My Entry Door

After it rains, (my TT sets out in the open), if I open the entry door in the next few days water drips/pours out of a hole in the bottom of the door on the latch or left side. The water comes from inside the door. My TT is never wet on the inside and this is my second Rockwood camper and both has done the same thing. Questions - How does the water get in the door and is this normal? On my last unit, I caulked the trim around the glass and I still had the problem. It has to get in around the glass, handle assemble, top, or bottom trim.

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Old 10-21-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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If you were to disassemble an RV door you would be amazed at how they are made. Once water gets in their done for. The internals are basically a wood frame to which the outer skin is glued to, then foam is inserted in the voids and an inner skin is glued on. The outer metal trim is then screwed to the wood all the way around, there really isn't any sealant on most of them. The window and handle usually have plumbers putty behind them and are then caulked around the outside.

Once water gets to the internal wood frame it will rot and eventually the whole door comes apart. This is what happened on our old Fleetwood motorhome. I completely took the door apart and welded up a square steel tube frame then rebuilt the door on it. It was one solid door when I was done. Water should not be getting in the door but if it is you need to find a way to stop it or you will be buying a new door.

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Old 10-21-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
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and i would get a spray bottle with a colored liquid like red food coloring and water and spray around your door handle and the lock
rv door handles LEAK like nobodies business
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