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Carpeting barn doors

Post by Chrispope26197 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:50 am

Ive carpeted the barn doors on my van, and noticed that the rain gets in on the top, where it’s exposed above the seal. Does anyone have a remedy for this?

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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by Caddyluv » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:37 pm

Think you answer your own question it’s exposed around the seal. The seal that stops water getting in.


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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by Doc » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:40 pm

Yep, I'd have to agree.
The seal will have made a indent in the carpet, trim about 5-10mm in from that so the seal can press against the metal and you should be good.
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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by Chrispope26197 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:27 pm

Yeah I thought I’d have to trim it but it just looks bad when the doors open. I’ve seen a few builds where the whole door is carpeted they’ve not mentioned about the water getting in. I’ll have to trim it :0

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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by parsons668 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:15 pm

Mines got the whole door carpeted and I've not had any issues with water getting in

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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by Chrispope26197 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:21 pm

Yeah it doesn’t get in as such but when it rains, if you open the door where it’s above the seal there’s water clinging on to the carpet. I’m not sure if this will soak through into the rest?

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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by ViralEye » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:30 pm

I was in 2 minds if to carpet my barn doors and it was for this reason I chose not to

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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by nodeward » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:28 pm

I was wondering about this, just about to mine and had planned to cut it around the seal surface

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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by Chrispope26197 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:16 pm

Yeah found that mine was soaked after the recent down pour so gonna re do both doors!

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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by Astrohunter » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:05 am

I am in the process of converting my maxi to a camper. It was already carpeted and i have added extra wool insulation .

The barn door frame parts are bare though which will in theory brisge the cold. Is there a noticeable benefit adding the stretch carpet to those sections in terms of warmth?

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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by horace01 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:46 pm

My barn doors are carpeted all the way to the top. The area above the seal does get wet but it's never caused any issues.

I actually used marine grade carpet so any water, moisture or damp won't cause it to rot.

The sliding door seems to get damp sometimes but this has also proved to not be a problem.

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Re: Carpeting barn doors

Post by skinnyd » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:50 pm

Instead of carpeting, is there any plastic trim pieces that can cover the exposed metal like for the sliding doors?


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