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Old 07-20-2012, 10:13 AM
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Default Rain Gutter Extensions

Does anyone use rain gutter extensions?


My rain gutter spouts just seem to dump water down the side of my trailer, leaving behind a trail of muck. I'd like them to drip off onto the ground.

Has anyone mod'ed their gutters or installed aftermarket extenders?
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:54 AM
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I tried the gutter extensions on my last rv they done a good lob of keeping the water away from the sides. I also put a clothes pin on the end of the extension and the water will run down the pin this takes it farther away from the side or your rv.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:57 AM
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It sounds like clothespins are the way to go...
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:57 AM
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The after-market gutter extensions are a good investment. Coupled with clothes pins, they will do a pretty good job of directing water away from the trailer sides. If you can get the clip-on extensions that will be an easier install.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:38 PM
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I bought some of the Camco clip on extensions at Wally World. I lost one somewhere along the way, so I went into a local RV dealer and bought some extensions that are a good bit longer. They were a little more difficult to install because removal of the original shorties are required, but they install with the original screw and a little sealant. They work very well.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:41 PM
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We have the ones from wally world camco brand they work never tried the cloths pens but we have not had any problems.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:41 PM
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The gutter extensions are only a few bucks and work well. Adding a clothespin will work as well.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:31 PM
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I will have to try the clothes pin trick, I added the extensions and when it really rains hard it gets a little damp in the drivers front compartment. The water drops right on the hinge for the door. I was thinking of making some kind of shield or cover for the hinge. Jay
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:17 PM
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Bought the Camco extensions. They worked great UNTIL you even lightly brush a leaf or small twig. Then they are gone. I got tired of buying new ones.

I'll try the clothespins, at least they are cheap and easy.
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I will have to try the clothes pin trick, I added the extensions and when it really rains hard it gets a little damp in the drivers front compartment. The water drops right on the hinge for the door. I was thinking of making some kind of shield or cover for the hinge. Jay
I hate the hinges that we have. I saw some good ones on a Dutchmen trailer that wouldn't let any water through they look similar to the hinge on the emergency exit windows. Also I replaced my compartment seal with a thicker one a little bit tougher to close the door but doesn't leak when closed anymore
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