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Old 07-26-2015, 12:36 PM   #1
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Stick on gutter - How about roof instead of side wall?

I have new-to-me motorhome, and am plagued with white streaks running down the side after it rains.

Doing some research, I find flexible press-on RV gutters. They get cut to length, and pressed on to the sides, front, and rear to direct the roof runoff to the corners of the coach.

As I was contemplating this, a thought came to mind.

Why couldn't they be attached to the top edge of the roof? The roof is sloped, to each side, so no water would pool. I'm fairly certain no RV is ever 100% perfectly level, so rainwater would naturally migrate to the front or rear of the coach.

It would be using the gutter more along the lines of a water diverter on top of the roof, as opposed to a gutter on the coach sides. Hope I'm explaining well.
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John,
I installed the stick on gutter on my rv last year.

If your roof has any seams you'd need to figure a way to bridge them, also if I remember correctly the directions call for installing on a smooth surface. My roof has a "pebble" texture so I installed on the smooth surface just below the roof join.

The gutter I bought used 3M double sided tape and was easy to install. I cut it (several cuts were needed due to where I installed) with a pair of cutters used to cut pvc pipe.

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Good tip on the cutters, thanks! I don't have luxury of a garage, so I need to manage the roof run off.

I've read a whole bunch about zep floor treatment for the roof, I'm hoping that if I clean it and zep it, that will cut down on the white residue running off.
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Save yourself years of frustration and paint your fiberglass roof. There are many brands of good paint on the market and for $50 and a few hours your problem is gone. No wax, no repeated scrubbing, no more white streaks from oxidation.
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Save yourself years of frustration and paint your fiberglass roof. There are many brands of good paint on the market and for $50 and a few hours your problem is gone. No wax, no repeated scrubbing, no more white streaks from oxidation.
Are you talking about real paint, or are you referring to one of the rubber coatings to coat the fiberglass with?
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