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Old 04-01-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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Minnie Winnie roof a/c

We ran the air a little today and I never saw any drips from gutters. I looked on roof and the water was coming out fine but roof is flat and looks sealed good all around. Is it designed to just evaporate? Or is there some small access to gutters I am not seeing? We did not run it much. Nice weather. Not very humid either.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:48 PM   #2
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It's a safe bet that if you ran the air it longer it would find it's way off the roof, somewhere or other. Mine frequently likes to come down right over the driver's cab door.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:24 AM   #3
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I agree, on a short run if the weather is dry but warm the water may never reach the gutters..

Plus there are two types of A/C. one design does it's best to evaporate the water INTERNALLY and blow it out through the condenser coils. This type is more efficient since the cold water does a good job of adding to the cooling power.. Why more are not designed this way I do not know.
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More details. I have now camped in two places and now seems to be the same - puddles on the roof on drivers side front. See pictures. I guess it is fine and eventually it will build up enough to go over the edge and hit the side and / or gutters. You can see in the pictures the seals around the roof are quite thick. Looks like the water will have to be about 1/4 inch deep or a little more and then tip over the edge. Just don't sound good to me to have standing water for any length of time.
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Sorry the picture is rotated incorrectly - don't get a headache seeing it!! I will try to get it to upload correctly if I can figure out how. It looks fine on my computer.
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I don't know how to fix the picture but tilt your head and you can see the a./c and nice single path of condensation from the A/C and then trace it to the front left and that is where it pools. It will eventually have to come down but standing water on a roof does not appeal to me but maybe normal?
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It almost looks as if the caulking is aching as a dam and holding it there.
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Just level one corner a little lower where you want the water to drain off from. Only has to be a 1/4 lower from the other three corners.
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Well, it looks like it would have to be an inch or so for sure. We have recently found some nice level spots and that would mean I would have to put boards up under the back and other front. I don't have auto levelers that can be adjusted. I might add them at some point but don't know.
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Mine was dripping water inside...more like pouring water out of the return air. I crawled up on the roof and found the drain bosses plugged with algae...a little bleach and a. Tiny tiny bottle brush cleared up the problem and water poured out of the drain bosses again. Now every six months i perform this task. I put a reminder on my I pad as my memory is not as good as it used to be!

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Eh, not for anything but if your camper was level and it poured on it you'd have the same issue in a larger scale. I'm not sure I'd be worried about it.

Do you have hydraulic levelers? If you don't have hydraullic levelers how did you get it spot on level anyway? Blocks/boards are going to get you close but not perfect.
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Ours always seems to run off the front and drip on the windshield...
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Mine seems to time it when i am coming in the door...and drips on my head


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