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Old 02-12-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
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Fix for rain gutters dripping into doors

I think this problem has been discussed before,but I would like to offer my fix for it. On the Forester and Sunseeker Ford chassis, when you open the driver or passenger door and it has been raining (which it does a lot here in Oregon), the rain gutter downspout directs the rain water directly so it runs down on the inside of the door and all over the armrest. I don't know who at Forest River came up with this in-genius design, but it sure works good. I took a piece of white 3/4" PVC pipe about 4" long and shoved it over the end of the spout. This directs the down flow of the water OUTSIDE the door when open. I used pvc glue and just secured them on. They don't actually look bad either. I don't know if FR has corrected this design flaw yet, but ours is a 2017 model. Simple Fix.
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:02 AM   #2
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I think this problem has been discussed before,but I would like to offer my fix for it. On the Forester and Sunseeker Ford chassis, when you open the driver or passenger door and it has been raining (which it does a lot here in Oregon), the rain gutter downspout directs the rain water directly so it runs down on the inside of the door and all over the armrest. I don't know who at Forest River came up with this in-genius design, but it sure works good. I took a piece of white 3/4" PVC pipe about 4" long and shoved it over the end of the spout. This directs the down flow of the water OUTSIDE the door when open. I used pvc glue and just secured them on. They don't actually look bad either. I don't know if FR has corrected this design flaw yet, but ours is a 2017 model. Simple Fix.
Thanks, I have wondered about what to do. Just getting in and out of the cab soaks the door and then splashes onto the leather seat. So when I get in, I'm wet.
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I think this problem has been discussed before,but I would like to offer my fix for it. On the Forester and Sunseeker Ford chassis, when you open the driver or passenger door and it has been raining (which it does a lot here in Oregon), the rain gutter downspout directs the rain water directly so it runs down on the inside of the door and all over the armrest. I don't know who at Forest River came up with this in-genius design, but it sure works good. I took a piece of white 3/4" PVC pipe about 4" long and shoved it over the end of the spout. This directs the down flow of the water OUTSIDE the door when open. I used pvc glue and just secured them on. They don't actually look bad either. I don't know if FR has corrected this design flaw yet, but ours is a 2017 model. Simple Fix.
Can you attach a picture so that we all can see what that looks like?
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Can you attach a picture so that we all can see what that looks like?
I've never been able to figure out how to post a photo on this forum.
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I actually had to make the PVC extension longer than 4" for the dripping water to clear the inside of the door, but I still don't think it looks too bad. Might be a bug-catcher though...we'll see.
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Not limited to the Ford chassis....have the same problem with MBS. Will see if this works for me.
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Putting a clothes hanger on it tends to help.
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Dripping water

Still an issue on the 2017 MBS 2400W !!!
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Still an issue on the 2017 MBS 2400W !!!
What have you tried so far??
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Does it whistle at hwy speed?
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The 2016 3011ds doesn't have ANY spouts! The generic Camco spouts won't stay on. Wish someone had a good solution.
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What have you tried so far??
Nothing as yet. Wish it were relocated.
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Putting a clothes hanger on it tends to help.
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From my experience, a clothespin would not be long enough to get the drip past the outside of the door. It would still drip on the inside of the door and armrest when the door is open.
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Not sure, haven't taken it out on the highway yet. We'll see
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Clip two clothes pins together or three or?
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I used to use 2 plastic clothes pins on our old TT to stop black strips,,, before I got drip extenders,,, not sure the pvc pipe will work,,, not going to work well on the HWY,,, and it may plug up with leaves & pine needles ???
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I used to use 2 plastic clothes pins on our old TT to stop black strips,,, before I got drip extenders,,, not sure the pvc pipe will work,,, not going to work well on the HWY,,, and it may plug up with leaves & pine needles ???
Where did you get the "drip extenders" and what do they consist of? I haven't tried the PVC pipe solution on the road yet, so we'll see.
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Where did you get the "drip extenders" and what do they consist of? I haven't tried the PVC pipe solution on the road yet, so we'll see.
We have a couple of RV dealers very close to us,,, so I got them there,,, they will not help the rain from dripping on the doors !!! I have learned to fold the mirrors in when parked,,, to stop rain from dripping on them !!! Very good chance Walmart might sell them,,, check there web page !!!
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This is what the aircraft industry does for rain and it may not be a fix for your rigs but I fashioned one from sheet metal large enough to catch the drips and route them around the door of a motorhome that had a drivers door. I painted to match the coach. Installed with clear silicone and worked fine.
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