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Old 04-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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RV Gutter Recommendations for side without gutter

Our RV has a gutter/awning rail on one side that channels the water away from the windows and such just fine. Unfortunately they did not install a drip rail on the driver's side of the RV. I have about 20 foot of rail. There is a trim strip on the driver's side that holds down the rubber roof. I've found options to replace the rail with a full drip railing but I'm a bit leery of removing the existing railing due to the age of the RV (strength of the luan where the screws are attached) and potential issues with various adhesives that are likely under the rail.

Others feel free to chime in if my concerns are unfounded.

The alternative I've found thus far are the "EZE" gutters that are available here or other RV retailers. Essential Products RV & Marine Perhaps others have found good solutions/alternatives? My only concern with these aftermarket options above is that my gutter run will be 20 feet long in a straight line. These use foam adhesive and even after prepping the fiberglass with alcohol, I'm wondering how straight the installation turns out as this comes on a roll. I could install it on the metal trim instead, but it would cover the screws if ever they need to be removed for replacing the rubber roof.

For folks using EZE, what has been your experience if you've had it installed for a few years?

Other options? Input is great - thanks!
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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My RV has Eze Gutter over the driver and passenger windows. It was installed by the builder and it seams to work just fine. Looks like it wouldn't be very hard to install straight.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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Our RV has a gutter/awning rail on one side that channels the water away from the windows and such just fine. Unfortunately they did not install a drip rail on the driver's side of the RV. I have about 20 foot of rail. There is a trim strip on the driver's side that holds down the rubber roof. I've found options to replace the rail with a full drip railing but I'm a bit leery of removing the existing railing due to the age of the RV (strength of the luan where the screws are attached) and potential issues with various adhesives that are likely under the rail.

Others feel free to chime in if my concerns are unfounded.

The alternative I've found thus far are the "EZE" gutters that are available here or other RV retailers. Essential Products RV & Marine Perhaps others have found good solutions/alternatives? My only concern with these aftermarket options above is that my gutter run will be 20 feet long in a straight line. These use foam adhesive and even after prepping the fiberglass with alcohol, I'm wondering how straight the installation turns out as this comes on a roll. I could install it on the metal trim instead, but it would cover the screws if ever they need to be removed for replacing the rubber roof.

For folks using EZE, what has been your experience if you've had it installed for a few years?

Other options? Input is great - thanks!
I've been using it for a year. No sign of it coming loose. It is difficult to put on straight. I used a flat piece of trim (roughly a 1" x 2" x 6' long) as a lower edge guide and pushed it along as I worked. Find a size widthwise that allows the lower edge of the guide to rest on something like the metal trim or top edge of awning. You do need something .... it's like handling a snake. BTW, you don't want it flat .... you want a very slight curve ... the ends need to be about 1/4" or more lower than the middle .... more is ok. Can't see the arch from the ground anyway. My run is about 45' ... it starts halfway down on the front windshield column, runs along the roofline, and then halfway down the rear cap/side seam. The idea was to get all the water to run down the corners away from existing trim. I also have an arched piece above the windshield and the ends of that piece drain into the curved pieces on the windshield column. I no longer get any streaks from the roof on any glass including the windshield. Stuff works and is worth the money.
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