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Old 09-05-2019, 09:12 PM   #1
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Weather Stripping

I have a Vegas 25.2. Two of my outside storage cabinets take in water when it rains hard - not always, just sometime, but when they do an inch or more gets in. I was thinking about replacing the weather stripping around the door. Good idea? Has anyone done this? Doesn't look like it would be too difficult.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:54 PM   #2
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Same here, with two compartments that have the door hinged at the bottom. Doesn't seem to get a good seal at the top, and water gets in around the door. I'm going to try thicker weatherstripping and see what happens.
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:04 AM   #3
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On my old Winnebago I used rubber Bulb weather stripping from Autozone
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:11 AM   #4
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I'll let you know how it goes once I replace mine.
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:16 AM   #5
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My rear passenger outside compartment has the same problem, water gets in whenever it rains. I figured it was the door weatherstripping and got some at Home Depot that fit, but the weatherstripping isn't the issue. I took everything out and completely dried it and turned the hose on the side of the rv and water is getting in not around the compartment door weatherstripping but at the door frame where mounts to the RV. It's not sealed and water gets through (and bypasses the door seal in the process) and runs into the compartment. I don't really see how the door frame is secured to the side of the RV (so I can remove it and completely seal) so my plan is to clean off as much of any gooey sealant they have around the frame and seal it with silicone RTV. Probably this weekend then I'll test again to confirm that's the issue.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:02 AM   #6
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Thanks. Good luck, and let us know how that works.
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