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Old 07-14-2015, 01:42 PM   #1
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Stupid gutter!

The placement of these roof gutters is diving me nuts! I can deal with the black streaks, but going into the front storage and the rear storage under the bunks either during rain or with the a/c on results in DRIP DRIP DRIP on my head. Extensions will only put the drip on my neck. Considering rigging something up to have the runoff go down the front or back. Need to make sure it looks clean and also doesn't fly off on the highway. Has anyone tackled this?
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:06 PM   #2
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How often are you going into the front storage during the rain?


For the AC dripping, it will usually head to the lowest corner of your RV. Water will rarely flow uphill, it follows the path of least resistance to the lowest point. Raise your tongue jack a hair, or put a half inch board under that side tire and the condensation should go somewhere else.
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:11 PM   #3
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Raise your tongue jack a hair, or put a half inch board under that side tire and the condensation should go somewhere else.
Or both and get the A/C run-off to drip to the back on the non-storage side.
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:17 PM   #4
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Buy a rain hat and you can't use an umbrella because were campers and used to all weather conditions.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:45 PM   #5
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Last time we went (only been twice since we got her) I felt like every time I went in the compartment it was raining. I store all the extra toys under the bunks, fishing poles, gloves, balls, Frisbees. I never thought of futzing with the level. I'll have to give that a try next trip. Still.....I feel that the drainage could be better placed/integrated.


Perhaps an umbrella hat.......
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To be honest my one rain gutter above the hatch never sees water. It runs over the main gutter and I have the same problem BUT I don't have kids and I can stay inside with a beer and a book and I'm all set.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:37 AM   #7
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Always leave a corner/side slightly lower and away from traffic. When I say slightly, I mean slightly. Even a 1/4" lower (off level) than the rest of the trailer will do the trick. Somebody was absent that day at the factory when gutter design was being done.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:50 AM   #8
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I'm right there with you. The gutter is positioned right above the middle of the storage compartment door. However, I'm completely stuck with the A/C draining forward due to the A/C being positioned just behind where the roof starts to slant down forward (2015 Octane T32C, FYI). If the trailer is level, it always drains on the passenger side above the storage door, and I need to make it noticeably out of level, like 2" high on the passenger side, to get it to drain on the other side.

To make matters worse, I only have the one entry to my storage bin because the generator compartment is on the opposite side.

So, I need to live with it or find a way to divert it. I guess the good thing is that I only store my trailering/leveling equipment in that bin due to the small door and awkwardness of getting to the back of the compartment.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:54 AM   #9
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Angus,

You can consider adding gutter down spouts on your trailer. A camping buddy of mine did it to 2 of his trailers.
Check out these posts from the Sunline Owners Club Forum.
T310SR Gutter Down Spouts - Sunline Coach Owner's Club

T2499 Gutter Down Spouts - One Approach - Sunline Coach Owner's Club

Hope this triggers some thoughts & ideas on how to resolve your issue.
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:33 PM   #10
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In regards to the a/c, something I have done is to clip a rope to the gutter outlet with a clothespin, to get the water to run where I want. It will work for rain also as long as it isn't a lot of rain!

Good luck!
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