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Old 07-07-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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Question about AC drainage

Hello I got an AC unit on top of my unit and being my first unit with an AC I'm not sure if this is normal or not. When I run the AC water pours down the outside wall from the roof top, is this normal? Thank you.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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Yes, it's very common. Some rigs have a fancy drain system, but I have not had the pleasure of owning one yet

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That is the water condensed when cooling the air. In a home system, this is usually piped to a drain inside the house.

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Perfectly normal. No worries
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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Ok, thank you for the replies, is there a way to redirect it cause it falls right where the fridge and hot water heater access is?
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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Mine drains to the low side which varies from campsite to campsite.
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You can buy an after market stick on gutter to direct it to the ends. Other wise, tilt the Rv just enough that it will run off the other side.

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When we set up in a new place, I try to have the curb side a touch low, with the front a touch high. On my levels its a bubble smidge off to 1 side of being close...
This lets the condensation drain to the rear curb corner where I have a downspout extender in place.
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The Airstreams have an internal drip pan for the AC units they flow thru a pipe to the inside wheel well.We are looking at a Trilogy and noticed that a high-end 5ver flowed off the roof wherever.
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Thank you, Just one more question about the AC. Would my set up allow me to run it without shore power. I have the following installed:

- Magnum MS2812 Pure Sine Wave Inverter/Charger @ 2800W

- GoPower 125W solar panel

- 4 - 6 Volt batteries

All I know is the AC is 11,000 BTU's not sure about power ratings for it and I do mostly boondocking and would like to be able to run it on hot days. If I can run it, for how long do you think I can?
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Corey, In a word........no. Consider a Honda or similar inverter type generator.
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My current 5er didn't come with a awning rail or a gutter around the top edge.

I bought 70' of stick on EZE roof gutter from rvgutters from the net. Its been on the trailer since '03 and works great for directing water from the AC condenser out the end of the gutter instead of down the side of the trailer.
Great stuff and easy to cut and install.
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Corey, In a word........no. Consider a Honda or similar inverter type generator.
Is it the lack of batteries or the inverter just can't handle it?

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My current 5er didn't come with a awning rail or a gutter around the top edge.

I bought 70' of stick on EZE roof gutter from rvgutters from the net. Its been on the trailer since '03 and works great for directing water from the AC condenser out the end of the gutter instead of down the side of the trailer.
Great stuff and easy to cut and install.
I will have to check that out sounds like it could help with redirecting the water.
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Corey9212 you have enough wattage to run the ac. The problem is the LRA or inrush current each time the compressor starts.
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