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Old 09-07-2016, 10:53 AM   #1
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Rain gutter blues

Hi, we have a 2015 Itasca, but I suspect this problem may be Class A wide. Because the rain gutters end w/out a way to redirect the water - it runs down the side of the coach leaving those lovely streaks we all love. I saw a fix at my local dealer - a pack of 4 plastic pieces that attach via double stick tape (?) and redirect the water at a right angle, but my question is - do they work.
Or, has the brilliance of motorhome owners come up with a better mouse trap? If there is already a thread on this please point me towards it as apparently my searching sucks.
Thanks for helping me go streakless.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:41 AM   #2
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Hi, we have a 2015 Itasca, but I suspect this problem may be Class A wide. Because the rain gutters end w/out a way to redirect the water - it runs down the side of the coach leaving those lovely streaks we all love. I saw a fix at my local dealer - a pack of 4 plastic pieces that attach via double stick tape (?) and redirect the water at a right angle, but my question is - do they work.
Or, has the brilliance of motorhome owners come up with a better mouse trap? If there is already a thread on this please point me towards it as apparently my searching sucks.
Thanks for helping me go streakless.
If you already have rain gutters, have you tried something like these at PPL Motorhomes?

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2015 Hurricane 27K Gutter

Is anyone aware of a gutter material that will slide into the channel in the photo? I have this channel that runs the entire length of my RV at the roof line. It appears to be the same type channel they use to fasten some awnings to the top of RV's. I am searching for ideas to stop water from running down the side of the coach, but I am not really excited about using anything that uses double sided tape that will eventually harden and become difficult to remove.

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Is anyone aware of a gutter material that will slide into the channel in the photo? I have this channel that runs the entire length of my RV at the roof line. It appears to be the same type channel they use to fasten some awnings to the top of RV's. I am searching for ideas to stop water from running down the side of the coach, but I am not really excited about using anything that uses double sided tape that will eventually harden and become difficult to remove.

Many thanks and safe travels.

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Schedule 80 pvc pipe. Split in half, slide in slot, use a couple SS screws to hold in place.

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The after market spouts do work. One of those low cost items a builder could add but for reasons unknown don't.

For those looking for water stain solutions - my Hurricane did not come with gutters and I had been considering adding them but couldn't get past the price or shipping cost. Could only be shipped via freight due to the length and most sellers only sold in packs of 10 or so which would be enough to do several rigs. I only needed about 60'. Took a while but found a retailer that sold individually and would cut them in half for UPS shipping. Easy weekend install even with having to remove the slide covers. No more water stains on the side of my coach.
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Schedule 80 pvc pipe. Split in half, slide in slot, use a couple SS screws to hold in place.

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You could use schedule 40 CPVC pipe instead. It is white/off-white instead of the dark gray schedule 80. And, it's a lot lighter/cheaper.
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On mine there are spouts at each end of the gutter that were from Newmar. The idea was to direct the water away from the coach. Well, they kinda worked.
I have seen coaches where they used a clothes pin to direct the water. That worked but looked a little hillbilly. After some thought, I decided to take a clear plastic water bottle (one of the heavier ones) and cut strips about an inch wide and 3" long. I shaped them to suit and then glued them in place with clear silicone.
They do the job really well and are almost invisible.
If your gutters don't have the spouts on the end, Camco makes one that is universal. Then you could attach the extensions.

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The spouts work ok. I tend to peel them off with tree branches but that's just me.
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I'm the hillbilly that uses cloths pins to extend our current spouts and they work just fine until the wind speed exceeds the extension distance. We do use new ones each trip for looks. We do not hang our undergarments on them as they are too high. Your mileage will vary.
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I'm the hillbilly that uses cloths pins to extend our current spouts and they work just fine until the wind speed exceeds the extension distance. We do use new ones each trip for looks. We do not hang our undergarments on them as they are too high. Your mileage will vary.
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I installed this a couple of years ago and it works great. Cut the black streaks by 90%. Not to bad of a job to install.
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And wood clothespins work better than plastic ones.
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The after market spouts do work. One of those low cost items a builder could add but for reasons unknown don't.

For those looking for water stain solutions - my Hurricane did not come with gutters and I had been considering adding them but couldn't get past the price or shipping cost. Could only be shipped via freight due to the length and most sellers only sold in packs of 10 or so which would be enough to do several rigs. I only needed about 60'. Took a while but found a retailer that sold individually and would cut them in half for UPS shipping. Easy weekend install even with having to remove the slide covers. No more water stains on the side of my coach.
Can you provide a link to the retailer and what product. I am looking for a solution for my Hurricane.

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