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Old 04-07-2015, 12:26 PM   #1
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CPAharley, since putting up these gutters have you experienced any rain, and if you did were the gutters effective in keeping drip water from entering an open window?
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:11 PM   #2
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I notice when the trailer is sitting, the water from the awning stays off the curb side window and clearance light and front clearance light. The street side escape window has a reduction of some run off. I'd install them again and perhaps over the entire rear roof to keep water off the back window and clearance lights.
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:24 AM   #4
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I would have to agree with Jim,
If i were to do the install again i would run it along the entire roof
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Where did u purchase them from?

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I think if I were to do mine over I'd lower it to about a 1/2" over the lights, getting it closer to the vertical.
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I'm not sure I understand why one would install this type of rain gutter with the intent of keeping runoff water off a sealed window and clearance lights. Is it to prevent black streaking?
My concern and question was, does this type of gutter keep run off water from entering the interior of the trailer through open windows. The Escape awning doesn't span from the front window to the rear window and an open window is susceptible to run off water in rainy weather.
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We have never experienced water coming in on any of the closed windows.
We put them on primarily to reduce the streaking on the windows. And it has worked well for that. Any other benefits are gravy. (If we were to do it again we would have gotten it a little straighter!!! )
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Run off water combined with heavy downpours may cause water to fill up the window tracks and could allow some water to enter the trailer. The windows are not made to be submerged in water and there are instances that they can not keep all the water out. Any reduction in water will help with these issues. The awning does not span the entire trailer so installing a short piece in front and rear will help with water on the curb side. The rear and street side have no awning rail protection. Conventional trailers have gutters around the entire perimeter, fiberglass units have none. Any open window is a candidate to allowing rain to enter, with or without gutters.
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