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Old 06-28-2019, 12:21 PM   #1
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Tubing Found Under F53

Hello:

After I moved my 2007 Coachmen Mirada I found a strange piece of orange, small diameter, plastic tubing on the ground under about where the middle of the motor home was located. Iíve attached a photo.

Itís got a short piece of protective plastic cover on one side with a connector in the middle. No odor from the tubing.

One end looks cut and one end looks worn.

Any ideas what this is?

TIA,

Mike Shawn
Decatur, TX
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Looks like vacuum tubing, maybe critter chewing on stuff
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The only thing I can think of that uses small vacuum tubes is the HVAC unit - to move air flapper doors. (and I thought those all went electric years ago)
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maybe a wire cut by a critter on one end and wore off on the other?
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:00 PM   #5
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Looks like vacuum hose.. Is the dash heater and A/C working OK??
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The only thing I can think of that uses small vacuum tubes is the HVAC unit - to move air flapper doors. (and I thought those all went electric years ago)

Nope. Our 2014 Sunstar on the F53 uses vacuum for the A/C / heater. In fact, the selector "switch" on the dash is actually a vacuum valve.
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Mike,

Are you sure it's from your MH and not just something dragged in by a bird or other critter? They'll use just about anything to make a nest.

If it has no odor and nothing inside then it's probably a vacuum line as mentioned. If it fell from your RV then look up about where it was located for a source. Are there any other pieces of vacuum line that color on your RV? I don't recall how often that color of vacuum line is being used.

If nothing then determine what isn't working correctly.
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Crawl under the rig and see where the other two ends are then trace them down.
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Thanks everyone for your ideas. Iíll crawl under...which isnít as easy as it once was! I appreciate your replies!

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