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Old 08-16-2013, 02:30 PM   #1
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Door drip cap installed

Every time it rained, I would get water inside the entry door in the hinge corner of the lower step. After looking at the door seal carefully, I determined that the way the seal is pushed inward when the door is closed allows water that runs down the exterior wall to work its way inside the door at the top. I believe Coanda's effect is at work allowing water streams to adhere to the door frame and 'follow' the frame until it gets to the seal. And, the seal lets water enter.

I had read on Yahoo about this and saw one other Allure owner's fix which was to put a piece of weather stip on the edge of the roof above the door in an attempt to channel water to the front of the coach. He indicated it helped but did not completely fix the problem.

So, I decided to install an aluminum drip cap over the door. Got the cap from Grainger for about $9.00. Primed it with self etching primer and painted it with Duplicolor paint that matches the coach (I have a Ford/Mazda 'harvest gold/). Drilled the holes, installed with stainless screws and caulked the top edge with Lexel. I hope it does the trick.

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Door drip cap installed

Howdy,

Nice job. Sure looks like it will work.

Luck,

Bob
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:47 AM   #3
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I used to have water run down from under the over-the-door awning, which I see you have. When I had to remove the awning to change the motor I put a thin bead of seal behind it so no water runs down behind it and it acts like a drip strip you have installed.
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