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Old 08-21-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Drip rail water runs down side of RV

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I just purchased a 2015 holiday rambler vacationer. The drip rails do not have the extensions so the water runs over the side glass and down the paint leaving streaks. What have you done to correct this? Mine just ends open looking like this U.
Any mods please send pic

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Old 08-21-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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Keep a good coat of wax on the roof. It will minimize the streaking.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:44 PM   #3
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What problems have you had getting extensions?
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Extensions

I did get the ones at cw but when I got up on the ladder they have the U shaped rail glued on very well and looks like it will pull up the paint
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Why don't you post some photos of the rail ends and the parts you bought? I bet this group can make something work.

P.S. what have dealer or manufacturer told you about this?
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Just got it last Friday have not talked to them yet. I work tomorrow will send pics over weekend.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:29 PM   #7
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We have the same problem and it looks terrible, as mentioned before a good wash, and the apply a good carnuba wax. It makes the streaks dissapear as well as a supresmooth finish so the water runs off better.
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Same problem here... No solutions so far except keeping the wax fresh. I tried the camcorder gutter extension and there's no way they will fit my rig either.
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I had the same problem and I didn't want to disturb my sealant or paint around the end of the drip rail. So I bought the drip rail extenders in black and cut them so they fit around the drip rail, then put one SS screw with sealant to hold them on. Now no water hits my coach.
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I read a post on irv2 a while ago by someone who had cut curved pieces off a clear plastic coke bottle and used a dab of silicone to attach them to the drip rail. Sounded like a good solution but I have not had a chance to try it yet.
The other one I have seen is to snap a clothes pin on the rail and the water flows out to the end of the pin. This one works but looks a little bush league.
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I have used this clear plastic cut LENGTHWAYS from clear soda bottles. You just find a bottle that has a smooth side and cut off the top or bottom and use scissors to cut long strips lengthwise so each strip is a little channel. Adjust the length and width and end to fit your existing gutter end. I used the grey double stick tape available at any auto parts store to stick them on. They have worked fine for me in the past. You can trim them to whatever width and length you need. I have extras in case a tree branch reaches out and grabs one off.

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I read a post on irv2 a while ago by someone who had cut curved pieces off a clear plastic coke bottle and used a dab of silicone to attach them to the drip rail. Sounded like a good solution but I have not had a chance to try it yet.
The other one I have seen is to snap a clothes pin on the rail and the water flows out to the end of the pin. This one works but looks a little bush league.
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I added pics in the fleetwood mod thread of my long black camco extensions I put on. Required some modifications, but they work great!

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I added pics in the fleetwood mod thread of my long black camco extensions I put on. Required some modifications, but they work great!
Would you mind helping us locate that thread? I couldn't locate it myself...
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I have used this clear plastic cut LENGTHWAYS from clear soda bottles. ...
Ted--Might you have a photo or two to share on this? I'm struggling to imagine it.

Also--is this something that you install once and forget it (i.e. it will withstand driving)? Or do you need to install this every time you park?
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