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Old 12-14-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Rain getting in from roof refrigerator vent

Hello everyone. I was camping a couple of days ago and there was heavy rain and very High Winds. For at least three days straight. When I woke up I notice my Rug that I have in front of the entry door was wet. The water seems to be coming from behind the refrigerator near the battery disconnect when you walk in the entry door. When the rain and wind stop there was no more water. So I figure it was rain and not the refrigerator leaking itself. Has anybody had any experience with water getting in through The refrigerator roof vent with High winds.

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Old 12-14-2014, 01:31 PM   #2
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If you've checked the caulking around the vent, I think you might have just had a case of perfect conditions of wind and rain that allowed water in. To try and create a baffle to block rain might also impair venting of the refrigerator. Check refrigerator outside door area and see if some water was driven in through the side vents. Condensate drain for the fridge usually leads to either the side vent or through the floor to the ground. If the hose has been dislodged from the vent, it could dump on RV floor and creep to the rug.

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Old 12-16-2014, 10:40 PM   #3
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:55 PM   #4
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I was trying to do it all on my iPhone but I guess I need to do it on my laptop to fill out more information. I have a 2015 phantom made by Nexus 30 foot class C
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The step would be an inspection of the fridge roof vent. Maybe it wasn't sealed properly. Maybe it's broken.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:21 AM   #6
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I've been up on the roof plenty of times and the vent cover seems to be sealed fine. Like someone mention I think it was just perfect conditions very Highwinds with lots of rain
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:47 PM   #7
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Take a look at your fridge access panel on the side of your motorhome. In some cases water can all run down the side of the RV and make its way in through this panel. Depending on how the drain holes work behind the fridge (sometimes there are none!) you can end up having water pass by the holes and end up making it into the RV and onto the floor. Folks solve this by making a dam out of a caulking in the area behind the fridge that forces the water away from the other susceptible areas.

Don't think this happens? It does, depending on the design of the rig. Attached are some images from a different RV forum that might be of help for you if this happens to be the problem in your situation.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:29 PM   #8
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The strange thing about it when I took the outside access panel off there was no water in side. but the water tray was full

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