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Old 11-22-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Water encroachment into basement doors

At least one of the basement doors on our coach is letting water get inside the door somehow. Unlike a door on an automobile, there does not appear to be a hole or other escape route for the water to seep out except through seams in the construction. A couple of my doors are beginning to take on the appearance of delam along the bottom edges.

Any harm to drilling a few holes?
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:50 AM   #2
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I would drill the holes then coat them with paint so they do not rust
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:58 AM   #3
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my trailer has fiberglass doors that have two small holes in the bottom, and yes water does come out of them after a rain. the holes are on the bottom edge. hope this helps..
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:34 PM   #4
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You may need to tighten the screws for locks on backside of doors the seal on outside may have been broken.
If your getting water inside the compartment the seal at floor level outside may need to be resealed along top of molding.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #5
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I would not drill holes water can splash in while driving do as 007 says and adjust the doors
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:52 PM   #6
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On my '04 KSDP any water running along the door panel and into the door frame will leak out the seams in the aluminum door frame. I noticed those seams also collect dirt and debris that may clog them. My doors are aluminum frame with a fiberglass outside, vinyl inside and styrofoam in the middle. Newmar glues everything together.
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Bigsky...that's how mine are constructed too. Do yours show signs of swelling or delam along the lowest edge?
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:20 AM   #8
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USMCRET: No swelling or damage on any of my doors. I replaced one from collision damage a few years back. $600.00 from Newmar for the 48" rearmost door.
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