Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2019, 08:15 AM   #1
Pa Groundhog
 
PaGroundhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 39
Level or not level

Like most new campers, I have rain gutters. I noticed the front end of the gutter will drain water down past the storage compartment door. If the wind blows or the camper is not level side to side, it will run right over the door. My BIL's does the same thing. I always keep the front a little higher so the water runs off the back. Just FYI stuff in case somebody didn't notice it.
PaGroundhog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2019, 08:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
tapex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Farmer
Posts: 2,596
Slight pitch front to back, has always been beneficial to me for rain running towards the rear. I've found it keeps me from having black streaks.
__________________
2016 Coachmen Apex 250RLS Ultra Light
'19 Ram Big Horn Sport Longhorn
tapex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2019, 04:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 258
That is a good idea to tip front end up a bit.

As many times as we have camped in the rain, it is a mess trying to get anything in or out of front storage with the rain gutters spewing the run off right at the storage doors...
6CatDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2019, 04:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 849
what's rain?
nayther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2019, 05:38 PM   #5
Kasual Kamper
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Fairfield County CT
Posts: 1,214
Level or not level

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaGroundhog View Post
I always keep the front a little higher so the water runs off the back. Just FYI stuff in case somebody didn't notice it.

I take it you're talking about when you're not camping in the unit, right? Otherwise, you want it level so that everything works properly. I noticed I get dripped on whenever I try to access my storage compartment whenever it rains or my air conditioner condensates.
__________________
Current: 2013 Flagstaff MicroLite 21DS
Past: 2000 Fleetwood Mallard 19N
TV: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder SL 4x4
JayArras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2019, 09:23 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
larry2c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Almost Tijuana
Posts: 865
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayArras View Post
I take it you're talking about when you're not camping in the unit, right? Otherwise, you want it level so that everything works properly. I noticed I get dripped on whenever I try to access my storage compartment whenever it rains or my air conditioner condensates.
Actually, being half a degree or so off won't impact how things work but it will definitely direct the water to run down hill. Our front gutter empties out right above the windows so if we are in rain country, I'll go a bit nose high.
__________________
I just want to be outside!!!
'17 Salem Cruise Lite 210RBXL
'11 F150 5.0
Two shedding mutts
larry2c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2019, 03:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Allen,Tx
Posts: 138
I'm with larry2c on amount of lift needed. Folks don't realize how little uplift or lowering it takes to make water run in any direction you'd like.
__________________
Get out and have a good day on purpose cause everyday on this side of the grass is such a great time.

Nothing lasts forever, So live it up,laugh it off, take chances, & never have regrets, because at one point, everything you did was exactly what you wanted.
GlowPlug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2019, 03:08 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 5,344
Camping, Driveway....I've always set mine so A/C water, rain water always runs to the rear driverside corner. Keeps the mess away from where we are usually at. Don't think I've ever set our TT's perfectly level..."so everything works." It's always worked. A/C, Frig (gas or elec side) never been an issue.
TheWolfPaq82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2019, 08:32 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 297
LOL funny stuff right there

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaGroundhog View Post
Like most new campers, I have rain gutters. I noticed the front end of the gutter will drain water down past the storage compartment door. If the wind blows or the camper is not level side to side, it will run right over the door. My BIL's does the same thing. I always keep the front a little higher so the water runs off the back. Just FYI stuff in case somebody didn't notice it.

That's great. Funny that I have not had that problem because our bed is in the front and we always pitch the TT a little to the rear so our heads are higher.



Thank's for the Great Tip


campers302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2019, 10:29 PM   #10
Fla5er
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: DeLand, Florida
Posts: 65
Be careful about how much to pitch the TT, especially if equipped with slides. Bad news if they bind!
Jimmy James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2019, 11:47 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
dbledan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: KS
Posts: 2,282
I too tip towards the rear while camping. It drips on my front compartment doors and I dont like getting wet from rain or AC condensation. My bed is at the front.

i found that when in storage my awning will retain water and dirt leading to dirt stripes and mold stripes so I tip it a bit further in storage.
dbledan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2019, 08:11 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 5,344
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbledan View Post
I too tip towards the rear while camping. It drips on my front compartment doors and I dont like getting wet from rain or AC condensation. My bed is at the front.

i found that when in storage my awning will retain water and dirt leading to dirt stripes and mold stripes so I tip it a bit further in storage.
Yeah...I go Nose Down when I store it for winter. Lets the snowmelt run off faster.
TheWolfPaq82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2019, 10:12 AM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 5
Talking Dead level

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaGroundhog View Post
Like most new campers, I have rain gutters. I noticed the front end of the gutter will drain water down past the storage compartment door. If the wind blows or the camper is not level side to side, it will run right over the door. My BIL's does the same thing. I always keep the front a little higher so the water runs off the back. Just FYI stuff in case somebody didn't notice it.
I personally like my camper dead level. Nothing drives me more crazy when interior doors swing open or closed by themselves due to a tilted camper. My wife likes to cook on a level surface too. I guess when it comes to my background of building houses for 40 years ......needs to be plum and level.
RD Podders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2020, 07:46 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Pleasant Prairie WI
Posts: 582
You can buy extensions which clip on and they actually stay on at freeway speeds and rough roads. They direct streams of downspout water away from the sides of your unit quite effectively.
__________________
2006 Sunseeker 2860DS Ford V10 5 sp. Torq-Flite w Tow/Haul
Winegard T4 In Motion Satellite Dish
Furion Rear Camera, RecPro 70" Recliners
Mohawk Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
2013 AWD Acadia Denali, Blue Ox Equipped
ChrisParise is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2020, 08:13 PM   #15
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Northen IL
Posts: 5,108
If it's raining and I'm getting into my storage compartment, I'm already getting wet. I'm not worried about a few more drops from the gutter.

Although I think on mine the spout is far enough away that it doesn't really affect me.
Iwritecode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2020, 12:22 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 81
Always slightly to the rear and slightly to the drivers side. Sometimes need to adjust to make the water run but more for the ac condensation so we don't have wet dirt right by the front door when it's not raining.
Ole_blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2020, 12:34 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
Oldewing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 6
I find a strange sense of satisfaction when it rains and all 4 corners are draining the same.......
__________________
Greg & Kathy
241QBXL 2018
2014 YukonXL


See Ya' on the road
Oldewing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2020, 12:42 PM   #18
Prime Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: About 30 miles west of Beantown.
Posts: 3,395
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldewing View Post
I find a strange sense of satisfaction when it rains and all 4 corners are draining the same.......
I find it satisfying when my camper is set up near tent campers in the pouring rain knowing my bathroom is only a few feet away and I don't have to grab an umbrella or a pair of shoes to use it.
__________________

2021 Transcend Xplor 247BH
Husky WDH with Sway Control
2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LTZ 6.6L V8 Duramax
Forever in my memory. Forever in my heart.
Laurie J. Wood 3/22/67 - 8/23/19
timfromma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 PM.