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Old 06-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Roof AC, when running, water runs off roof


Water, condensation, runs runs off roof from roof AC.
single 1480 BTU unit on 02 I tasca.

Isn't there some type of drain tube for this?

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Often not. Any drain hose would be subject to clogging with dirt and debris causing more problems.


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Old 06-15-2013, 06:35 PM   #3
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I would be worried if water did NOT run off the roof. If it doesn't run off, it will be collecting in your roof or dripping down inside your RV. You can somewhat control where this water runs by adjusting your jacks to pitch the RV one way or another.

And 1480 BTU's does not sound right. Roof A/C's are usually 13500 or 15000 BTU.
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If it is not dripping off the roof it surely is going to be dripping inside.
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You could get a stick on gutter and direct the runoff toward the rear or front of the RV.
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My coach has a catch-tray and pump under each a/c and drain lines down to the ground, but most coaches don't have that feature.
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Our coach also has drains to the ground from the RTUs. If I were to see condensate water running off the roof I would know one of these was clogged. That has happened once.
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You can practice your coach leveling skills by getting one corner low enough to direct the water to a less objectionable location.
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I agree that a stick on gutter is the easiest fix. Why put the rig off level just to keep water from dripping? With your rig level see which way the water runs and put a gutter on the area affected.
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The RV doesn't have to be off level very much. Water will run toward the lowest point, and with the AC at the mid point of the roof (highest point, just a small amount of dip will cause water to run pretty well in the desired direction. The off-level probably won't be noticed by occupants.
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Some of that water is coming from you. Humans sweat and put out a lot from your lungs. You can see it in cold weather.
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Originally Posted by frederick w View Post

Isn't there some type of drain tube for this?
Yes there is on higher end coaches
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I catch it in a bucket and use it for several things ,water plants , rinse something off etc.
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We saw RV once that had a dog dish under it and I told my wife they were catching water for their dog. She did not believe me. Why else would you put a dog dish under it? I explained...

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