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Old 10-16-2021, 01:14 PM   #1
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Water from ceiling

My wife and I have a 2017 American Dream. We were closing it up, preparing to leave our site, so I turned the air conditioners off. In less then a minute I had water running out of one of my ceiling puck lights and onto the floor. This was far more then just a slow dripping. It was a steady trickle for about a minute. Never had this happen before and certainly not on this trip. Can a plugged drain plug cause this? What else might this be and how do I go about fixing it.
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My wife and I have a 2017 American Dream. We were closing it up, preparing to leave our site, so I turned the air conditioners off. In less then a minute I had water running out of one of my ceiling puck lights and onto the floor. This was far more then just a slow dripping. It was a steady trickle for about a minute. Never had this happen before and certainly not on this trip. Can a plugged drain plug cause this? What else might this be and how do I go about fixing it.
Yes. When was the last time you were on the roof and took the ac cover off to clean the debris? Without the make and model of the AC unit it is hard to tell how they are supposed to drain. Older units the water just ran out the housing and down the side. Manufacturers tried to eliminate this and started putting drain tubes in, which in my opinion caused more problems than it fixed.

Not sure why turning the ac off would cause it, but either the condenser was froze and thawed or some kind of pressure from the fan or something kept the water away.
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Yes. When was the last time you were on the roof and took the ac cover off to clean the debris? Without the make and model of the AC unit it is hard to tell how they are supposed to drain. Older units the water just ran out the housing and down the side. Manufacturers tried to eliminate this and started putting drain tubes in, which in my opinion caused more problems than it fixed.



Not sure why turning the ac off would cause it, but either the condenser was froze and thawed or some kind of pressure from the fan or something kept the water away.


Thanks for the reply. Iím confused why this would have happened so fast after turning the unit off and the amount of water that poured down. We just purchased this coach which, unlike our previous coach, does not have a roof ladder. Shopping and researching telescoping ladders so I can get up on the roof right now. Iím hoping the cause is as simple as a clogged drain line.
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As Amosnandy suggested. I use a shop vac to suck out the debris, just find the hoses dangling from the front & back.
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As Amosnandy suggested. I use a shop vac to suck out the debris, just find the hoses dangling from the front & back.


Thanks for the reply.
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I agree it is likely a plugged drain hole.
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