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Old 09-14-2015, 09:17 AM   #11
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Looks like I'm going to have to fabricate a gutter system above the upper seal area.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:17 AM   #12
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No, not really any adjustment. I think the compression is purposely very light as you are just relying on the rubber gasket lightly sealing all the way around. Maybe there was a bad run of seals and they just need to replace the seal on all 3 of them? I don't think the actual closing system itself is problematic as even though mine doesn't close tightly it is still a dry seal all the way around.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:20 AM   #13
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That pvc/hose mod is a great idea either way...I have that on my list as preventative medicine.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:27 AM   #14
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That pvc/hose mod is a great idea either way...I have that on my list as preventative medicine.
Dropped 16k on something that's leaks stinks.....I prefer the gutter system due to not having to remove the pvc to open the doors?
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:36 AM   #15
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Is it brand new? I mean is it possible there WAS something caught in the openings at some point and it caused the gaskets to deform a little bit? Maybe they will smooth out or new gaskets would fix it?
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:45 AM   #16
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Yes, brand new/ even with new seals after a major rain I'm going to wonder if it leaked. I guess I'm suffering from trama....lol.
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:51 PM   #17
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If it makes you feel any better, every new camper has some issue. They are complicated little houses. My 2016 183 leaked the first time it rained, and then never again. But my toilet needs fixing.


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If it makes you feel any better, every new camper has some issue. They are complicated little houses. My 2016 183 leaked the first time it rained, and then never again. But my toilet needs fixing.


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Did you do anything special to stop the seal leak?
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:30 AM   #19
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My dealer recommended installing a gutter system above the bunks. It's basically the same channel used along the sides with its own little downspouts. Seems to work great. Not any water inside (yet). Actually there was none before so this was a preventive measure. I had the dealer do it because I didn't want to drill holes in my new unit. My opinion....the factory should install them during the build. Why have gutters over the mostly solid sides and none over the ends where water intrusion is more likely?
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:17 AM   #20
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My dealer recommended installing a gutter system above the bunks. It's basically the same channel used along the sides with its own little downspouts. Seems to work great. Not any water inside (yet). Actually there was none before so this was a preventive measure. I had the dealer do it because I didn't want to drill holes in my new unit. My opinion....the factory should install them during the build. Why have gutters over the mostly solid sides and none over the ends where water intrusion is more likely?
Hi, can you please send me a picture of the gutter system? I would really appreciate it.
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