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Old 11-25-2017, 09:33 PM   #1
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Water still dripping on front tires from under fenders

Back the end of July I posted a question asking about water dripping from under both front fenders down on the front tires.
Newmar claims I must have a leak in a water line like maybe to the fridge or maybe one of the drain lines. But I have eliminated this by the fact it only happens after a rain. Am not getting any help from them since they claim to never have heard this.

In the last several months has anyone else with a late model Dutch Star (mine is a 2015 and don't know about any of the other model Newmars) noticed any water dripping from under the front fenders onto the tires after a rain? My dealer says it can't be anything serious so don't worry about it. I think any water within a coach is serious to consider.

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Old 11-25-2017, 10:07 PM   #2
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I had the same problem on the passenger side of my 2015 DS. I discovered it was the water running down the side when raining would follow the radius on the bottom of the trim piece and make it way behind the lower panel just behind the door. It would then travel down the steel bracket that holds the panel then drip onto the forward side of the tire. I ran a bead of silicone up under the radius trim piece and problem is solved. Too late to take a picture but if you need clarification just let me know.

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Old 11-26-2017, 01:34 PM   #3
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A friend who has a Dutch Star had water running down the rear slide due to a blocked roof drain. I assume you checked yours are all clear, but just in case.
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:06 PM   #4
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Maybe a little off base with your particular issue but,
I was always annoyed by water running down the side off the roof drains either during a rain or just run off from the AC's.
I had seen some owners that used a clothes pin clipped to the end of the rail and it did in fact direct the water away from the side. But, looked kind of hoakie IMO.
I took a clear water bottle (found one that was heavier than the crinkly ones) and cut strips off the length of the bottle about 3/4 to 1" wide X about 3" long. Trimmed each piece to fit into the rail and extend about 2 1/2 to 3" outward and used clear silicone to attach. Used a small vise grip to squeeze it in place until the silicone set up.
They are barely visible but now the water no longer runs down the sides of the coach.

P/S, the photo is looking from the top down.
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:58 PM   #5
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The water I'm having problems with is dripping from a 1 1/2" x 3" metal beam or brace that runs across the coach ending under each fender. It seems to be where the seat belts attach to. And I do keep the 4 corner roof drains cleaned out so water is not coming from there, unless there is a break somewhere along the pipe that runs down behind the front bumper.

Last August after a rain and watching water drip for 2 weeks I drilled a 1/4" hole in the corner of the beam and got almost 1/3 gallon of water out immediately.
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