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Old 07-22-2018, 07:28 AM   #1
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Georgetown GT3: Water in storage compartments?

Hi All . .

The Georgetown GT3 came on our radar as a potential next RV for us yesterday. We were shopping in a massive storm at a small dealer show in Maryland featuring driving rain and wind. We were impressed with the interior and layout of the GT3 (30X3) and I decided to brave the elements and go checkout the exterior. The passenger side rear compartment into the big storage garage was filled with about 3" of water. The well where the drain is was filled up. I asked our salesperson who replied "It's not a problem. There's a drain". Evading the question about why is there all that water in the storage compartment. I know it was pretty rainy, but we've actually camped in a couple Nor'Easters and a Hurricane in our current unit and never had water enter any of the compartments. I didn't pay attention to whether the latch was properly sealed or not.

Thoughts? Any problems with water intrusion in these lockers?

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Reading, PA
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:53 AM   #2
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Well.....

These cargo compartments should be weathertight. I suspect even the model you saw had a latching mechanism, rubber gasket around the opening etc etc.
However, if it was NOT closed properly, sure water could get in.

On my Georgetown there are drain openings in the bottom of every compartment. I’ve driven and camped in all kinds of weather and (knock on wood) never had water intrusion. The compartments are made of a material (robo-cast) that aren’t affected by water, but eventually, what might YOU be putting in there that might not like getting wet?

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Old 07-22-2018, 08:15 AM   #3
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Well.....

These cargo compartments should be weathertight. I suspect even the model you saw had a latching mechanism, rubber gasket around the opening etc etc.
However, if it was NOT closed properly, sure water could get in.

On my Georgetown there are drain openings in the bottom of every compartment. Iíve driven and camped in all kinds of weather and (knock on wood) never had water intrusion. The compartments are made of a material (robo-cast) that arenít affected by water, but eventually, what might YOU be putting in there that might not like getting wet?

Just sayin
Thanks! I do suspect it just wasn't shut properly by someone. Good to know you haven't seen water intrusion. I do really like the rotomolded compartments vs. metal. Much less worry about rust over time. But I also expect not to have things in storage get wet.
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