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Old 06-17-2014, 08:20 PM   #29
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Ps - I adjusted the latch as tight as it could got and still close - no change

It is most definitely that gasket - water is just going right around it
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:21 PM   #30
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What can I use to safely tape it off and protect from rain in meantime?
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:24 PM   #31
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I would use some easy to remove blue masking tape, 2" wide
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:24 PM   #32
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I think you could use something like coax seal tape. It is a soft rubber tape that molds but is not super sticky and doesn't leave residue. You can get it at a Home Depot.
I use it to seal all kinds of things and it works pretty well.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:31 PM   #33
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Perhaps blue painters tape? Not duck tape.

I'm thinking out loud here: the water is coming in the top, running down the inside of the door, hitting the gasket on bottom which is tight up against the door, this causes water to run into AS. What if the gasket was removed on the bottom? Would the water then hit the door frame and run back out at the bottom of the door? If you knew the gasket needed to be replaced it might be worth looking at. Like I said......I'm thinking out loud.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:01 PM   #34
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My neighbors with same bunkhouse - just went to their house - found same moisture (it seems) in same spot but on passenger side

They have confirmed this gasket has leaked for them when driving in rain

Here is a photo of the door closed with interior light on - if photons escape then water can enter....


I'm not entirely sure if this is only a problem when driving or with I guess high wind pushing water inward hard enough? I'll be doing more fiddling when time permits - will do a test with water flowing only from above and not any direct at the door

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Old 06-17-2014, 10:02 PM   #35
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The doors design it seems to me is terrible - center latch only on a very long aluminum door....
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:27 PM   #36
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Howdy, PG! Wow.. bummer on the leak...Looks like a warped door to me. That is a Mothership fix... I bet..

Meanwhile.... to minimize the leak... perhaps a simple approach..

Check out this link.. McMaster-Carr

That is McMaster Carr.. an industrial supplier.. they have lots of great products.. The link above points to their 'seal' category. Some 'foam' strips like this link.. McMaster-Carr would be something you could apply to the inside of the 'door' face... where it will take up the slack between the door and the existing seal....

Another option is to rip out the existing seal and replace with appropriate thickness... but this time of a 'bulb' type design... pick one design from this link.. McMaster-Carr

It may well save you a rotten floor and many miles of travel... time to get creative..
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Yup - it is that time

I think that door and gasket has no choice but to leak by design - I have only two data points at this point but I suspect many many that have this door will have the same problem?

I will certainly be thinking of a fix for this
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In the meantime, seal with aluminum tape from the orange box store ( found in the reflectix section). I've actually found that the blue painters tape leaves more residue . Don't use 3m aluminum tape ...it's a bugger to get off!!
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PG.. as Reinergirl said.. whatever STOPS the water without damaging the AS...

You could also get some "screen spline" and jam around the door opening... once you direct the water down to the bottom, it should drain fine...
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that would be one solution....how did you go about doing that?
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Yup - it is that time

I think that door and gasket has no choice but to leak by design - I have only two data points at this point but I suspect many many that have this door will have the same problem?

I will certainly be thinking of a fix for this
Hi, you are correct about the storage door seals/gaskets just don't work. But Bob also has a fix for that if you have the rounded doors. The fix is two rows of "D" shaped weather seal. My storage door only leaked cold air, but could have leaked water too.

In the pictures, I originally installed only one row of "D" shaped weather strip. I later added a second row.
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