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Old 03-28-2023, 11:43 AM   #1
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Water Pooling in Drip Rail

We're getting rained on pretty good and we've developed a couple of roof leaks. Ive sealed everything I can think of that might be leaking but no luck.

I went outside in the rain to see if I could track anything down. It looks like rain is pooling significantly in the awning drip rails on both sides of the rig instead of flowing cleaningly off the edge. Is that normal?

It looks like the factory sealant on the end cap seams where it intersects the drip rails is overdone and forming a miniature dam.
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Old 03-28-2023, 12:26 PM   #2
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If the sealant is causing a "dam" you could try to trim it back a little. A more effective solution would be to raise (or lower) the jack just a bit so that the trailer sits at a slight angle allowing water to drain more easily off whichever end you choose.

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Old 03-28-2023, 02:53 PM   #3
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Draining the roof

If your 30' AS is a rear bed model with the entry door toward the front, Level the trailer and then raise the front an inch or two so water flows off the roof at the rear of the trailer.

We have a 2019 FC 25' RBT and I always have the front just bit high to facilitate roof drainage.
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