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Old 04-22-2009, 08:09 AM   #1
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Roof Top Dowspout Drains Plugged

Does anyone have a suggestion or precautions for opening plugged downspout drain tubes atop fwd. roof area of 08 4502 Essex? Just finished with a big leaf and seed pod drop season where we're parked and when cleaning roof, these drains were plugged leading down both front corners of rig to lower margin of generator compartment.

Plan to try flushing with water hose first. Then, if no success, thought of trying to dislodge plug with a long, thin (1/4") length of aluminum rod but worried about damaging downtube connections.

Any other ideas?? Thanks. Steve & Lynette
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Chickadee can you blow some air from bottom of tube?
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I'm with read & learn, if you can blow compressed air up from the bottom of the drain.
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Two answers, blow air from the bottom OR get one of those hose end sweeper nozzles for a buck or two and blow water from the bottom. Either way is the ticket. I prefer the water method as it'll carry all the junk back up the drain and out the gutter better than air.

If this is persistent, you might have a kink in the tubing. Newmar uses PEX tubing for that run and in the upper corners is a 90degree bend (not a 90 fitting) which production has been known to kink during the bend. You'll need to remove your shoe shelf box (4 screws) to get in there. If you have a gurgling (like an air bubble in the line lots of the time) this is likely your problem.
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I use water and compressed air to clean mine,plan on about 3 times a year or as needed.
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THANKS ALL!! Will try your suggestions.

RV Dude:

When you say "shoe box shelf", ya mean the cabinet above drivers left shoulder above side window??? Thanks. Steve
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chick - no, I was talking about the rear downspouts, the shoe box in the closet masterful woodworking contraption. The forward downspouts should be running straight down the side windshield A frames on both sides but I am not sure of that. The forward spouts go straight down from the gutter while the rear the ODS (off door side) spout crosses over to the DS inside the rear cap and then both then run down (2 tubes) to exit at the bottom of the DS side - for whatever reason they do the corssover. Service can't figure out why they - production - do/did that.
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