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Getting Wet!

Discussion in 'Camper/Day Van Conversions' started by Rookie, 29 Nov 2016.

  1. Rookie

    Rookie New Member

    My (pop top) roof collects a bit of rain water above the drivers door which then runs away down the middle of the drivers window. No real problem until you open the door to get in and out - you get wet ! No problem on the passenger side because the Reimo multi rail channels the water away and down the windscreen.

    It might be an expensive fix, but can you get reimo multi rails and end caps for the drivers side?

    Failing that, has anyone any bright ideas how I can fabricate something to channel the water away down the windscreen??
     
  2. Walski

    Walski Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Map
    Yes you can get a rail for the drivers side..... I'll go out later and take a photo of what I've got on mine for you.
     
  3. Walski

    Walski Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Map
    Can't get a good piccie bud as it's too dark. Will post one up Thurs in the daylight. Looks like mines been fitted with a rubber strip all along the top and down the windscreen side of the drivers door.
     
  4. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Reimo do a plastic stick on gutter for this but, seeing the volume of water coming off my roof down the driver's door last week I'm a bit sceptical as to whether it would cope?

    Universal Rain Gutter
     
    Last edited: 29 Nov 2016
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  5. Walski

    Walski Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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  6. Rookie

    Rookie New Member

  7. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I've just ordered one for myself (£23.31 including the delivery) - still not sure how effective it will be when it rains like it did last week but worth a try.
     
  8. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I got around to fitting mine yesterday and they don't look quite as bad as I thought they would (probably helps having a grey van?). First bit of rain today and the gutter seems to be working well - it will be interesting to see if they cope with something more torrential (look like they will cope quite well) and how well the glue holds up over time.

    @Pauly - is this something to add to the shop? If it helps, I have a small off-cut of the rubber I could send you to help with sourcing the right profile??

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  9. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 Moderator VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

    Map
    Why doesn't anyone like the factory option wind deflectors?
     
  10. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    For me it just wasn't something I'd considered at the point of ordering - as with a few other things, if I was ordering again I would probably add to the list.
     
  11. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Also, the wind deflectors don't help with the pop top water down the door problems.
     
  12. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 Moderator VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

    Map
    That's what I was wondering, because they are trim taped on the outside of the door dont they end up with a small gutter between the deflector and the door frame?
     
  13. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Photos show wind defector and separate gutter, purchased separately? The wind deflectors I have (Dubflecta) sit inside the window frame and are secured with clips. The Reimo gutter I have now applied sits above the door and is secured with tape just above the door, i.e. stays on the van when you open the door - so far it seems to be working and is stopping the rain running down off of the pop top to flood the step and get the seat wet every time the door is opened in the wet.
     
  14. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 Moderator VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

    Map
    Got ya now, was only thinking about opening the window as rain poured onto the switches last time I used it in the rain to punch in a gate code to exit a campsite
     
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  15. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    So that black awning strip over the door on the Cally does not take the water away then @Loz pop tops are added so they don't have them
     
  16. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 Moderator VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

    Map
    Its the enormous side rail that hold the water and ends right above the door...
     

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