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Old 11-25-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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A/C leaks when it rains heavy

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I installed a new Coleman Mach 15 unit this past summer. Stayed in camper during a light to medium rainstorm and there were no leaks.New unit came with new seal.
I park my 86 Lynx Prowler at the hunting lease year 'round. Went there last week Nov 16 after 2 weeks of rainstorms, and the floor was wet and some boots were soaked as if I dunked them in a pool. The uppers (snakeboots) were also soaked.
I bought one of those ac shroud covers.

My Q. is will one of these covers prevent rain from getting in through a vent slot when its raining sideways?

Should rain have not gotten through in the 1st place??

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You may need to tighten the 4 bolts that hold the A/C down. Don't over due it though. Or the seal is bad. It shouldn't leak. The cover will not stop the rain if the seal is bad or need tightened.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:31 AM   #3
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The a/c unit came with a new seal attached to the a/c. It had grey square indicators for tightening guides. I could tighten them up a tad bit more but I really don't think it will solve the issue. But I've been wrong before just like the song!
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Hello
I installed a new Coleman Mach 15 unit this past summer. Stayed in camper during a light to medium rainstorm and there were no leaks.
New unit came with new seal.
I park my 86 Lynx Prowler at the hunting lease year 'round.
Went there last week Nov 16 after 2 weeks of rainstorms, and the floor was wet and some boots were soaked as if I dunked them in a pool. The uppers (snakeboots) were also soaked.
I bought one of those ac shroud covers.
My Q. is will one of these covers prevent rain from getting in through a vent slot when its raining sideways?
Should rain have not gotten through in the 1st place??
Thanks and Happy TG!
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An air conditioner cover will not prevent a A/C gasket leak.
But tightening the A/C mounting bolts to the INCH/pound torque specified in your A/C owners manual probably will.
I check my mounting bolts yearly and find they need to be re-torqued every year or two.
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A/C leaks when it rains heavy

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An air conditioner cover will not prevent a A/C gasket leak.
But tightening the A/C mounting bolts to the INCH/pound torque specified in your A/C owners manual probably will.
I check my mounting bolts yearly and find they need to be re-torqued every year or two.
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I never thought about even checking the bolts yearly that's a good thought will have to add it to my routine
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