Looking for the Old Style Rain Deflector!

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Looking for the Old Style Rain Deflector!

Postby Gerdo » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:54 pm

I'm looking for the Old Style Rain Deflector to go over my doors. The old kind that have rounded ends and stick out about 1.5". I've beed told that they are not being made any more. Does anyone have a source for them?
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Postby Overanout » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:37 pm

Hey Gerdo, I can't tell from your picture, but if this is what you are looking for
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They sell these at most trailer supply stores.



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Postby Ira » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:58 pm

Help:

Look at my doors, which aren't trimmed out on the top yet.

Should I put the same straight piece like that on mine? Or is there a "rounded" solution for me?

Anastasia is Nov. 10, and I'm running out of time.
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Postby Gerdo » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:07 pm

Overandout,
That is exactly what I'm looking for. Everyone that I have talked to said that they have been discontinued. I haven't found a place that still sells them. Where did you buy yours? Do you have a phone number or website? I don't have any leaks but it would be nice to shed as much water/snow off the tops of my doors.
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:20 pm

I've seen them in different sizes at a RV parts store on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma WA. :) Danny
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Postby Overanout » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:06 pm

Gerdo, the name of the store is state trailer supply ( Utah based)
Web sit is
http://statetrailer.com/

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Postby coreyjhen » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:54 pm

Overanout wrote:Gerdo, the name of the store is state trailer supply ( Utah based)
Web sit is
http://statetrailer.com/

Hope this helps

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OK, I'll take your word for it that they have the gutters, but what do they call them? I've been searching their site and coming up with nothing that resembles those gutters.
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Postby Ken A Hood » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:19 pm

My local RV dealer shows them in their online catalouge they're called drip caps. Just to compare pricing; a 27" drip cap is $5.19 CAD
The Littleton dealer has the 27" for $4.49 US

http://www.go-rv.com/coast/do/catalog/p ... ageNum=236

Remember to order a cap that's an 1 or 2 wider then your door opening, so the water drains down the side of your trailer, and not into the door
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Postby Ken A Hood » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:22 pm

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Postby coreyjhen » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:27 pm

Ken A Hood wrote:http://www.go-rv.com/coast/do/catalog/main?dealerId=511
Littleton CO



http://www.go-rv.com/coast/do/chooseDealer?state=NM
5 different dealers in Albuquerque


Thanks Ken! One of those dealers is within a 5-minute bicycle ride of my office, and three of the others are on my way home!
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Postby Miriam C. » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:06 pm

Ira,
Try black or hammered gold to match your crab drop. :D

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Postby dwgriff1 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:22 pm

Since the sides of my tear are wood, at some point I'm going to make a pair to match.

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Postby bledsoe3 » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:39 am

Ira wrote:Help:

Look at my doors, which aren't trimmed out on the top yet.

Should I put the same straight piece like that on mine? Or is there a "rounded" solution for me?
Anastasia is Nov. 10, and I'm running out of time.

Ira, Check this link.
http://www.teardrops.net/LilBear/parts.html
It's called drip molding and is soft aluminium that will bend to the contour of your door. Look about 3/4 way down the page.
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Postby Ira » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:31 am

bledsoe3 wrote:
Ira wrote:Help:

Look at my doors, which aren't trimmed out on the top yet.

Should I put the same straight piece like that on mine? Or is there a "rounded" solution for me?
Anastasia is Nov. 10, and I'm running out of time.

Ira, Check this link.
http://www.teardrops.net/LilBear/parts.html
It's called drip molding and is soft aluminium that will bend to the contour of your door. Look about 3/4 way down the page.


Thanks. This will DEFINITELY bend, right?

And this is great. They're taking PayPal payments now! So I can deduct it from my checking account and hide it from the wife!

I guess tomorrow I'll go and take my exact measurements--just in time for Anastasia. Although he can ship a long piece and it's easy to cut, it's probably easier and cheaper to ship if it's already cut to size, and I'm sure Grant doesn't charge for the cuts. I guess I'll also order my T-molding for the tops of the doors.

As you can see, I used standard door trim molding around the other sides. Nothing fancy, but it SEEMS to give a nice, flush seal.
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