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I went to the eze rv gutters site today. Seems they only offer white, or black, these days. 

If you find colonial white, I guess it's old stock. It was beige-ish, and pretty ugly, but probably worked with a lot of the tan and brown sunblocker stick built class c's.

Polar white seems to have replaced the description of ultrawhite. Trimlok also makes a similar gutter trim, but we've not used it. Other products I've used from trimlok have been great, though.

The eze rv gutter is one of the best, and cheapest, mods we've ever done, imo.

 

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A while back I installed the rain gutters around the windows.  Great suggestion!  However, I'm getting rain water into the battery box area; more than I would like to see.  It's starting to corrode the tray parts.  

How bad would it look if I put a strip of gutter over the battery box hatch, and/or over the hatch vent holes? 

The pin-striping is in the way of where I would like to place a strip.

Has anyone come up with a better solution, or needed to?

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Thanks, Chris

Chris
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3 minutes ago, Wayfinder said:

Has anyone come up with a better solution, or needed to?

I would try a thicker gasket on the inside of the door.  I added a piece of rubber yoga mat and a piece of that waffle foam floor mats on the inside of the door for insulation.  It also makes for a snug door fit up against the existing gasket.  I don’t need the ventilation ports since I put in lithium batteries.  Mike

 

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Chris, have you tried tightening the door latch? If seal is in good shape it should not leak around the door perimeter. If the seal is bad, replace it before adding a gutter. I did place a straight section directly across the top of the fridge upper vent, that looks like a place where water would enter at will. I have not needed to put any others other than around all the windows….

John Davies

Spokane WA

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From your photo,, it does look like your door sits a bit proud, and the latch could be tighter, or the gasket material needs replacing. Does the door move when pressed, after latching? 

You're the first I've ever heard of with this issue. So sorry. 

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32 minutes ago, John E Davies said:

Chris, have you tried tightening the door latch? If seal is in good shape it should not leak around the door perimeter. If the seal is bad, replace it before adding a gutter. I did place a straight section directly across the top of the fridge upper vent, that looks like a place where water would enter at will. I have not needed to put any others other than around all the windows….

John Davies

Spokane WA

I too added a strip above the upper fridge vent.  Thanks!

Chris
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53 minutes ago, SeaDawg said:

From your photo,, it does look like your door sits a bit proud, and the latch could be tighter, or the gasket material needs replacing. Does the door move when pressed, after latching? 

You're the first I've ever heard of with this issue. So sorry. 

I was able to adjust the latch "shaft?" to allow the door to be much more snug.  That might do it.  I'm afraid over time however, the damage has been done to the tray.  Hopefully it has not been weakened due to rust.  I washed the trailer by and for the first time today, and when inspecting the battery hatch/door, the entire battery cabinet had a thin layer of water.  It was touch to reach with 4 large batteries in the way, but I was able to dry out the cabinet and adjust the door.  

I'll keep an eye on it from now on.  I also cleaned and greased the battery tray rails, it was looking pretty "aged" too.  

Thanks yet again for all the great advice and tips.  I'm trying to get ready for full-time RV'ing in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida.

Chris

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