Originally Posted by kanyonkitty
Nice little christmas present you gave to the 310. I have a couple of questions, if you don't mind.
Questions, ask your heart out. Never a problem for a fellow Sunliner, or camper friend.
1. How are the gutters attached?
A few different ways. This is going to me a mix of T2499 and T310 pic's so bear with me on which camper is which.
Up top, I needed 1 real good screw that goes into the frame. See it here. The head is buried under caulking as is the hole before the screw went in.
Then on the long down spouts I used brackets. The bracket attached to the TT and the spout to the bracket. You will also notice a lot of caulk there on the penetration to the camper. A must.
You can see I have 3 brackets per spout plus the top fitting anchored to the camper. You need 1 real good one to up top and 1 good one into the frame along the tube, ideally at the bottom. The other 2 are only into the siding. Just like the cargo door door latches. The get puttied, then screwed into the siding.
2. Did you use standard house type guttering?
Yes, right out of Home Depot.
3. Did you ever consider using white pvc tubing so the guttering could be smaller?
Sorry, just a few girlie questions
Yes, there are other options. I showed these to a buddy in VA who added them to his Regal. He used PVC conduit. He is a master electrician so it was natural for him to go that route…. The only caution on smaller is not go too small. The fitting up top needs to be big and deep to catch the water splash. They sell conduit fittings that are large and rectangular with a hole in the bottom. On the down spout pipe, try to stick with ¾” at least. 1/2" "might" be too small. One leaf or a dead bug in it and it will clog.
Round will work in place of my rectangular. Just again watch the top fitting and make sure the pipe is large enough to not get clogged up to easy. The reason I went house gutter spout was the size of the upper fittings to get it in there like this and at the time rectangular seemed easier to mount. And the type of gutter plastic seems to hold up to the sun on a house. I have had PVC pipe exposed to the Sun ended up real brittle in other applications. that But round will work too, just 303 UV protectent it. Actually I never thought of round until my buddy just went and did it....
On the T310, that little plastic spout that Sunline added was not even screwed in except one of them. I wiggled it and it came right off. As I took it off, I slid the spout fitting right up in its place. If you yank off that drip edge fitting, It come off hard, but it come off, then the opening in the top area does not have to be so big. Oh and also make sure the new fitting is up high enough over the top of the TT drip edge other wise the water will splash out there too.
Hope this helps
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
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