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Old 05-08-2019, 12:54 PM   #1
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Rain Water Running Down Side of Camper Causing Discoloration

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We have a 40' Cherokee Destination camper, 2016. Bought it last summer, used.

On the roof there is a small gap where the two long sections of 'lip' (not sure what the correct term is) come together, and water is running down the side of the camper there. It has discolored the siding, you can see where it has run down and created the discoloration in several spots.

Is it okay to seal that gap with silicone to stop the water from running down, or will that mess something up? Is it there for a reason? In each of the four corners of the roof there is a 'spout' that allows water to drain from the roof; I would think those are the only places where water SHOULD be draining from.

Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:10 PM   #2
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There are gutters up there. Are you saying part of the gutter is missing?
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I have the same gap in the gutter, I sealed mine. no issues
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I have the same gap in the gutter, I sealed mine. no issues
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Hi,

We have a 40' Cherokee Destination camper, 2016. Bought it last summer, used.

On the roof there is a small gap where the two long sections of 'lip' (not sure what the correct term is) come together, and water is running down the side of the camper there. It has discolored the siding, you can see where it has run down and created the discoloration in several spots.

Is it okay to seal that gap with silicone to stop the water from running down, or will that mess something up? Is it there for a reason? In each of the four corners of the roof there is a 'spout' that allows water to drain from the roof; I would think those are the only places where water SHOULD be draining from.

Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

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I would look around in a hardware store for some piece of plastic that would bridge that gap, then use either glue or some non-sag caulk to keep it in place... there are many different cleaners marketed to clean "black spots" on trailer sides
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Black streak remover at any RV outlet or internet. Or you can use Simple Green. I use Gel Gloss. Cleans and leaves a wax shine. Be careful with solvents around decals.
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