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Old 07-28-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Dual Coleman AC's drip water down outsides of coach.

1998 Winnebago Chieftain, 33w...Is this normal or do I need to get up there and look for something not routed correctly? It's 95 degrees and very humid but shouldn't this condensation route somewhere other than down the sides of the coach?
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1998 Winnebago Chieftain, 33w...Is this normal or do I need to get up there and look for something not routed correctly? It's 95 degrees and very humid but shouldn't this condensation route somewhere other than down the sides of the coach?
The AC dumps it on the roof. It will run down whichever side the coach is slanted toward. You can tilt the coach ever so slightly to the driver side it will go down the other side. There are also gutters available. There is no internal drain line if thats what you are asking.
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Condensate drains are prone to plug due to algae growth and the accumulation of other contaminants. Trust me, you DON'T want condensate drains running inside the walls of your RV!!

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Trust me, you DON'T want condensate drains running inside the walls of your RV!!

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Most of the high end units have the drains plumbed internally and I have yet to hear a complaint on any of the boards I frequent.
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If they're that high end, perhaps they have an automatic algaecide injection system built into the evaporator section of the ACs.

Seriously, condensate drains, left unattended, WILL eventually plug.

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It's unlikely an older motorhome would have a condensate drain. Our 2005 does not. Tiffin didn't add them until about 2007. Without a drain, the condensate will just run out onto the roof and drip down the side of the coach. Dripping condensate is a pain, but so is maintaining a condensate drain. Like others have said, if not maintained, they will clog.
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Yep, I recently flushed out the drain on our home ac. They do plug up once in a while.
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Thanks everyone...I got off my ass and went up top...The dripping is what it is..No drains on my low end old Winnie! But "Big Betty" is still da bomb for me and my gal!
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Most of the high end units have the drains plumbed internally and I have yet to hear a complaint on any of the boards I frequent.
This is not RV related.. but the condensate drains in the Lipppert multi-ton HEVAC unit we used to have at work.....

It happened all the time.. I finally doused the drip tray with chlorine tablets and after that it was quite a while before we had any issues.
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