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Old 05-04-2014, 01:46 AM   #15
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:53 AM   #16
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Looking above the fridge vent is that! "L" shaped diverted riveted to the roof. The purpose of this is to direct water away from the fridge vent opening. With the plumbing vent right there it appears the diverter might not be diverting at all and in reality channeling water down the hole instead! On my classic during a decent rain, the amount of water in this area is tremendous! The diverter on mine is way longer therefore moving the water farther from the fridge vent.
I also level mine noss up slightly.
The water finds its way to the back of the trailer via the awning gutters etc.
I would make sure that diverter is longer to get past the vent pipe!
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:14 AM   #17
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swissdrb - what was your final resolution? Having the same issue tonight in heavy rain in Seattle in our 2008 16'. My guess is the water is coming in the fridge vent (on the side on the 16'). On top of it that side of the trailer is higher than the curb side. (Parked on the street). Will try to level and see if it helps.

prop66 - good suggestion on the level. trying now to see if it will help.

Interestingly didn't happen in heavy rain in same spot a week ago.

Thanks!

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That is directly from having the fridge side of the trailer higher than the off-fridge side. I had noticed this effect on many RVs, not just Airstreams. The easiest fix is to make sure that side is the "low side", although you can still get wind-driven rain in the opening.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:42 AM   #18
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That is directly from having the fridge side of the trailer higher than the off-fridge side. I had noticed this effect on many RVs, not just Airstreams. The easiest fix is to make sure that side is the "low side", although you can still get wind-driven rain in the opening.
overlander63 - you speak the truth (at least on a 16' with the fridge-vent on the side). Leveled the trailer, fridge/street side was high. Rain continued. Leaking stopped. Lesson learned. Thanks!

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(Reviving an old thread) We camped near the lagoon in Pensacola. Great campground by the way. Big Lagoon SP.
A very nasty and strong storm came in off the water with nearby tornadoes. The trailer was mostly dry inside throughout the night. Then the wind changed direction and the water started pouring out from under the fridge. The vent was the culprit, but not sure why. It has been recently sealed and the cover was replaced and also sealed. Is this just an anomaly or do I need to remove the vent cover and re-seal the vent itself?
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