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I ran across these aluminum gutter strips over the weekend and thought I'd post them here.  I don't know if they'd be a better alternative or not.  You can't bend them so they'd have to run past the windows a bit, and of course they wouldn't blend in like the vinyl ones do.  But I think they'd stay in place much better.

 

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Kgeb -  The only "failure" I've had with my EZ gutters has been where the 3M tape actually loosened from the gutter - not the Oliver.  To fix this I removed the tape from both the gutter (where i

A beautiful 78 degree gorgeous North Carolina foothills morning and time for Hull# 634 to have EZE gutters installed. The install went really well and we are happy with the results. My bride was my ex

Paul and I spent the last two weeks camped on our property outside Asheville, NC. Among our chores, the "shabin" got a new coat of paint on three sides, Paul plumbed hot water into the bathroom, and w

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All our gutters are still in place, almost 3 years later, except the ones removed to reset one window, and replace the bath window with the newer insulated window.

 

Prep is very important. As is, I think, temperature. We mounted ours in the summer. Probably July? I remember that the rhodos were in bloom.

 

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So, there's been some discussion lately on eze gutters, so I thought I'd resurrect this (very) old thread.

We didn't have acetone around, so we used windex all around first, then cleaned carefully with 70 per cent alcohol. This is to remove layers of wax buildup. Or, with newer unwaxed trailers, remove mold release.

The toothbrush was a tool to smooth, press apply the adhesive to the trailer, using the handle as a pressor. Of course, i volunteered Paul's. ( lol, no,, it was an old toothbrush.)

 

I'm happy to report that our gutters are still in place, in 2019, 5 years later. Except that darn little bathroom window. I think it's just too tight a curve. I've tried it again somewhere in the last five years, and it fell off again. Even done in very hot summer weather. And same good prep. Oh, well. Done with that. It never leaked anyway, just wanted it to match... shh, don't tell anyone it doesn't match, ok?

 

Our biggest issue has always been the big port side window, because of our side mounted solar panels. Once we figured that out, and kept those weepholes cleaned regularly, and the panel angle set to not run a waterfall toward the weepholes, it's been good.

Not an issue for you folks with roof mounted panels...

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Sherry, when you installed the EZ Gutter was the red backing on the tape solidly attached to the sticky tape?  I ask because my resent installed gutters are lifting and I was wondering if the product was old.  
I followed all the directions and need some advice.  
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Karen, as I recall the backing was quite stuck to the product. 

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The only "failure" I've had with my EZ gutters has been where the 3M tape actually loosened from the gutter - not the Oliver.  To fix this I removed the tape from both the gutter (where it was still stuck) and from the Oliver.  Then I cleaned both surfaces and applied a thin coating of "E6000" (available at WalMart, Amazon, etc.) to the back of the gutter and pressed it in place.  I then used "painter's tape" to hold the gutter in place overnight.  That was now over two years ago and the gutter has not failed again.

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I put up another round of EZ gutters last year after a less than satisfactory installation a couple of years ago.  They are all still firmly attached, even the bathroom window.  The problem with the first installation was a sudden drop in temperature after the installation (80s when installed, low 40s later that night).  Last year I reinstalled exactly the way I did before except the warm/hot weather continued for several weeks.  The blue tape was firmly attached to the gutter material when I did the install.  Mike

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Getting ready to install EZ gutters on our new Ollie. I ordered 20’ a few months ago. A great source of info here. 
Thank you to all who contributed helpful install pointers.

-David

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Besides having a consistent temperature, would it also help to install while the trailer is going to be idle to give the adhesive time to cure?

Has anyone asked Oliver why they don't install gutters during the build?

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47 minutes ago, Susan Huff said:

Besides having a consistent temperature, would it also help to install while the trailer is going to be idle to give the adhesive time to cure?

I wouldn’t stick the gutters on and then leave for a camping trip.  I think being parked for a few warm days ensures a lasting installation. 

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A beautiful 78 degree gorgeous North Carolina foothills morning and time for Hull# 634 to have EZE gutters installed. The install went really well and we are happy with the results. My bride was my extra set of hands which really helped. I will leave the painters tape on for another day or two ensuring a good curing of gutter adhesion material. We let the gutter material heat up in the sun which made it easier to work with. 
We ordered the Bright White gutter color for our 2020 Ollie which matched up perfect. 

We even did a gen set cargo box fit check with our new Honda Handi eu3000i and all is well.

Thanks to everyone who posted up on EZE gutter install info. 
 

Another mod done!

-David

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That looks really nice, Patriot!

I think the painter's tape is a good idea for the first day.

Sherry

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I'm curious if anyone has tried installing these onto the flange of the window itself rather than just to the outside, and how that looks.

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I methodically cleaned the areas with 3M Adhesive cleaner, applied the  EZE gutters, and presto they are secured like "glue".  Many miles later and doing well. No tape was harmed in the install of the gutters.

Cindy,  Russell and  "Harley dog" . Home is our little farm near Winchester TN

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@Patriot Lookin' good!  I know, it has nothing to do with gutters, but what color are your decals?

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