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Old 05-22-2014, 09:59 PM   #11
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I'm wondering why forest river does not put lips above each one of thier hybrid
doors like many other manufacturers do. I would assume this would cut down on the risk of water intrusion. Tremendously...
While I hope my leak issue has been solved, I've been poking around trying to make a modification and add a lip or rain deflector. Here is a sample of something I came across. It's just sitting up there as sample. If I cannot come up with anything from the local hardware store, I'll just try to find some RV gutters.
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That looks nice... Just a corner protector right? Anyone see any problem with using anything like this?
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:56 PM   #13
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Thanks. Yup just a corner protector.
I just sat it up there to see how it would look. Surprisingly, it fits right into that little slot! I also found some other items in the gutter department at lowe's that would work. It's just meant to deflect most of the water from continuosly falling on that top seal. Maybe I am going overboard... I know it's not a factory standard, but since I've had the water leakage I've been on high alert.
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:17 AM   #14
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when did they stop putting a rain gutter above the bunk doors?
my 2007 23SS has one over each bunk door.

i agree that this should be brought back.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:08 PM   #15
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My 2012 has gutters also. Use them to attach the Popup Gizmos.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:28 PM   #16
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when did they stop putting a rain gutter above the bunk doors?
my 2007 23SS has one over each bunk door.

i agree that this should be brought back.
Good questions. I wonder why they did away with them. The gutters seem so logical to have in that area where the seals need to be 100% effective in order to prevent leaks. At the least the gutters offer a safegaurd and/or take some of the reliance on a perfect seal.

Here is a pic I found w/gutters. This is what I am looking to add.
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The gutters definitely should help deflect some water but they don't guarantee anything. The only sure thing would be inside storage. Here's a couple pics of my front and rear bed doors with the rain gutters. I still get some water past the top seal.

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Old 05-24-2014, 02:49 AM   #18
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The gutters definitely should help deflect some water but they don't guarantee anything. The only sure thing would be inside storage. Here's a couple pics of my front and rear bed doors with the rain gutters. I still get some water past the top seal.

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Thanks for the pics itat!
I like your water supply right next to the Roo. I'm sure there is plenty of pressure!
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I asked FR why they no longer fitted a gutter to the Roo and they said that with the we doors it wasn't necessary.
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