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Old 04-24-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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Air filter getting wet in rain storms

I have a 2005 Pace Arrow on a W24 Work Horse chassis.
Owned it since new and have not had this problem until this last trip to Tenn. last week. Was driving in some very heavy rain and the coach started to run very bad. Limped it into a Work Horse dealer last Monday in Memphis, Chuck Hutton Chevrolet. They spent several hours trouble shooting thinking at first it may have been a weak fuel pump and then a cloged cataletic converter. But after more testing they found the air filter had collapased from getting wet. Installed a new air filter and we were on our way 6 hours later. I have to tell you at this point that all the people we delt with at that dealership could not have been any more professional and polite. They also only charged me for 1 hr. labor and the new filter. Half way on our way home we hit heavy rain again and had to pull over and remove the filter to get the rest of the way home.
I just ordered a K&N filter for it but was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this problem and what have you done to keep the water from entering the filter box??
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:45 PM   #3
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Rain water in air filter--- its back again

HD1084 Welcome to irv2.
Back in 2004 I started this post my Workhorse Newmar coach had your problem.
I also posted same problem in Fleetwood and other MFG forums.
It will describe how I fix it and follow ups with pictures as to what I have now.
Your windshield wiper motor can be affected by rain water also.
Give it a read if you have any questions do ask and I will follow up on them.
The thread post will start in middle of it.
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your air filter is getting wet is because the accumulated humidity in the air coming through gathers up causing water vapor. if you have more question about Chevrolet try looking at Chevrolet repair questions.
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K&N filter will not help.

The answer to your "Has anyone" question is yes, very common. THe problem is due to the design of the body of the motor home. Due to poor design water is sucked into the "Tuba" (air inlet).. Workhorse has a kit that can be installed to deal with it, even though they did not cause the problem (The body builder did).

Contact Workhorse customer service, at the number in your manual, they can send you to an authorized service center to have the kit installed.

Since my coach does NOT have this problem, near as I can tell, I do not know if Workhorse will warrant it.. In listing to them speak I got the feeling they were covering it under warranty even though it is truly NOT caused by anything they did, but rather by the coach builder's design. (As evidenced by the fact I do not have that problem, along with many others)

But call them, they can fix it. Very common, Not sure why the place you went to did not know this.
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K&N filter will not help.

The answer to your "Has anyone" question is yes, very common. THe problem is due to the design of the body of the motor home. Due to poor design water is sucked into the "Tuba" (air inlet).. Workhorse has a kit that can be installed to deal with it, even though they did not cause the problem (The body builder did).

Contact Workhorse customer service, at the number in your manual, they can send you to an authorized service center to have the kit installed.

Since my coach does NOT have this problem, near as I can tell, I do not know if Workhorse will warrant it.. In listing to them speak I got the feeling they were covering it under warranty even though it is truly NOT caused by anything they did, but rather by the coach builder's design. (As evidenced by the fact I do not have that problem, along with many others)

But call them, they can fix it. Very common, Not sure why the place you went to did not know this.
Thank you very much for the information. I knew the K&N filter was not the answer however it would not collapse if it would get wet like the original paper type filter and choke of the air intake. Someone else told me there was some type of deflecter for the air intake "tuba" to prevent the rain water from entering. Thanks again.
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