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Old 07-29-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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We have a 07 Holiday Rambler Imperial NSQ with the Dometic Sidewise double door frig. We are having a problem with rainwater splashing on the outside vents for the frig. and getting into the Mh. The vents are designed so that any water that hits the horizontal vents will splash into the inside area behind the frig. Then leak down around the frig. on to the kitchen floor. Has anyone else had a similar problem and how did your fix it? I have made an attempt to modify the vents but water still gets in. Thanks Sam
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We have a 07 Holiday Rambler Imperial NSQ with the Dometic Sidewise double door frig. We are having a problem with rainwater splashing on the outside vents for the frig. and getting into the Mh. The vents are designed so that any water that hits the horizontal vents will splash into the inside area behind the frig. Then leak down around the frig. on to the kitchen floor. Has anyone else had a similar problem and how did your fix it? I have made an attempt to modify the vents but water still gets in. Thanks Sam
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:43 AM   #3
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Are you sure the water line to the icemaker is not leaking?? Just a thought.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:19 AM   #4
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I will go with Les on this one.

We had a "leak" just like the one you describe, and it turned out to be a leaking waterline. We took off the outside grill, tightened just one fitting and "Bob's your uncle" - no more water under the fridge.

I would go and check this before doing anything else.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:33 AM   #5
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I'll go with the others on this one. I've never had rainwater come in through the vents, but I've had loose fittings on the icemaker supply line as well as a split in the clear plastic tubing that Dometic uses for the icemaker feed line. In all cases, the water would run out from underneath the refrigerator onto the floor of the RV.

I'd go over the icemaker plumbing with a fine tooth comb. I'm assuming, of course, that you've already checked the condensate drain line for proper connection, no splits and routing to the outside through the lower vent cover, if applicable.

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Old 07-30-2008, 01:12 PM   #6
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Only had water get in there when I overdid it with the hose. I did have a leaky water solenoid for the icemaker. It had frozen and cracked, Had everything else covered in the cold weather but that!
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:16 PM   #7
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It is definately the lower refrig. vent. It only leaks when it rains. I have pulled the vent to see water behind the vent after a heavy rain. The water is coming down from the slide-out awning and is actually directed down the side of the slide-out exactly over the vents. It only happens when the slide is in. I am wondering if the slide is tilted out at the bottom and thus is placing the vents directly under the water fall from the awning. I have modified the vent with alum. tape on the inside to try and stop the water and still allow for good ventilation. Water on the tile floor is very disturbing to DW. I have to find a way to stop it and sooooon!
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:58 PM   #8
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Maybe this is a stupid question but is the vent cover on upside down?
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It should be pretty easy to fashion an eyebrow to put above the vent to divert the water away from it. You can us a piece of the aluminum flashing and tape it on to see if it will work before making a pretty one.

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Old 07-31-2008, 02:46 AM   #10
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On our previous motorhome when it rained water would flow into the entry door seam. After many attempts at fixing the problem, including the expense of installing a door awning, I fixed the problem with this:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...m-8482-10/1782

This rubber gutter has an adhesive back that sticks well but can still be removed if you change your mine. It also can be curved to fit around doors, windows, etc. I suggest applying it around the top and both sides of the vent with a continuous piece. If that does not solve the problem then you could remove the gutter.

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First off the gutter is not upside down. I have made an alu. tape entension to the back of the three vents and it worked during the last rainstorm. I placed a 22in. long piece of alu. duct tape on the back of the three vents so that it protruded up about 1.5in above the existing vents slot. So far so good. I am now going to look for a grey smoked plastic window shade that is used on pickup trucks. I hope to find one long enough to fit over the vents that would act as a deflector for the rainwater. They are similar to the gutter idea and use a tape for attaching to the vents. Thanks for all the ideas. Sam
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