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Old 08-23-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Interesting Gutter Replacement

This looks like it might work. I park under trees and I hate it when the vinyl gutters get full of gunk and overflow. Not to mention when all the goo later dries and you have to get up on a ladder or on the roof to clean them out.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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Sees pretty steep; but I like the idea.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
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So this makes the gutters useless? Because they are shielded from rain by these wide flanges? Just trying to grasp the concept.
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think the point is to get it to fall away from trailer. wind would just counteract that.
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So this makes the gutters useless? Because they are shielded from rain by these wide flanges? Just trying to grasp the concept.
No. It replaces the gutters. You remove the vinyl gutters and replace them with this product. Visually replace you gutter with a long strip of flat aluminum flashing that points out from the side of the trailer and slightly downwards. Water now runs off of the roof, over the flashing and, because of the downward slope of the flashing, is directed away from the side of the trailer to the ground.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:05 AM   #6
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think the point is to get it to fall away from trailer. wind would just counteract that.
Maybe, to some degree. Check out this post and be sure to wade through the before and after pictures by clicking on the Rainkap Install link down by the poster's signature.

There are even better pictures in this post.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:31 PM   #7
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Color me skeptical, but about only thing that I can imagine that product doing is making your wallet lighter. JMHO

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I'm of the skeptical category also. I doubt they would be very secure during travel. On my former trailer, I would clip a wooden clothes pin on the end of each gutter downspout. This would extend the distance away from the trailer the line of fall of water run off out of the gutter. I know, more redneck engineering, but it was what $.02 per downspout? Over the course of time, all gutters need to be cleaned out, with all the chaulky gunk that drains off the roof. With an old toothbrush and a mixture of bleach/water/elbow grease, you'll be good to go!
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