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Old 09-16-2018, 10:08 AM   #1
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Water leak

On our first trip we noticed water had leaked in from the back AC vent. Didn't last long so we assumed it was condensation from AC since it was so hot. Today we went our to move RV and noticed 3 vents had water leaking in and it was raining. Not good! Anyone have this issue?
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One suggestion is to remove the inside covers and tighten the mounting bolts, pulling the AC unit down tighter agains the seals on the roof. Since you are having issues with all 3 units that would seem to be a logical step.
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Assuming you have a Newmar. Our front AC had a small leak. The Newmar tech checked it out and the seal had been crimped during install. He said if the seal is crimped then it must be replaced or the leak will still be there. Tightening will only slow the leak.

Now if your ACs are just loose then tightening would work. I would have them checked for a crimp in the seal before tightening them. JMHO.
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Assuming you have a Newmar. Our front AC had a small leak. The Newmar tech checked it out and the seal had been crimped during install. He said if the seal is crimped then it must be replaced or the leak will still be there. Tightening will only slow the leak.

Now if your ACs are just loose then tightening would work. I would have them checked for a crimp in the seal before tightening them. JMHO.
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Still under warranty, so I will let them determine issue and fix. Will not touch myself while under warranty. Was going to have dealer fix, since they are a lot closer then Newmar. Did you take yours back to Newmar?
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Hi - Newmar sets their AC units directly on the roof, not in a pan so there are only two ways that it can leak. One would be if the unit froze and as the ice melted it drained back into the plenum. where your leak is there even when the AC is not running this is ruled out. The other is the seal and it sounds like however mounted yours was not careful. As noted above do not tighten the units. It is a warranty issue and if you mess you may be held responsible. Any good repair shop can take care of your issue, doesn't have to be the dealer if Newmar will approve it.


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Hi - Newmar sets their AC units directly on the roof, not in a pan so there are only two ways that it can leak. One would be if the unit froze and as the ice melted it drained back into the plenum. where your leak is there even when the AC is not running this is ruled out. The other is the seal and it sounds like however mounted yours was not careful. As noted above do not tighten the units. It is a warranty issue and if you mess you may be held responsible. Any good repair shop can take care of your issue, doesn't have to be the dealer if Newmar will approve it.


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Thanks Tom,

Started off leaking from the back vent and now is leaking from all 3 return vents (with foam inserts). Nothing from the vents that blow AC air. We have 2 units
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