Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-02-2015, 04:00 AM   #1
New Member
 
2015 20' Flying Cloud
2015 Interstate Ext. Coach
houston , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4
Water leaks from frig

I have a new Interstate Grand Tour with the large refrigerator freezer. Noticing periodic water on the floor at the base of the frig ... Enough to soak a pretty good sized towel. Is the freezer condensation drained with a hose or is there something I need to empty?
__________________

__________________
DDTEXVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2015, 06:11 AM   #2
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,313
In-use or between uses? I've never had water on the bottom of my Nova Kool all-in-one fridge/freezer in use, but do have it between uses, because there is no drain. I put a towel down on the bottom of the fridge to catch any melt-water when I shut mine off.

Your separate fridge and freezer in your Grand Tour might be different, but I doubt it.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2015, 12:31 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
2005 22' Interstate
san clemente , California
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 211
I think your refer is defrosting, something modern HOME refers do automatically when operating. Our INTERSTATEs try to use little power, so there is no defrosting fan in my refer.
__________________
unifreck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2015, 05:21 AM   #4
New Member
 
2015 20' Flying Cloud
2015 Interstate Ext. Coach
houston , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4
Thanks to all. Hard to believe that Airstream didn't figure a way to drain the condensation plan at the top of the frig. There is a slide pan that collects condensation and needs to be manually drained or else it is going to slosh. We head out for a month this week and will report back if periodic emptying isn't the cure.

Safe travels!
__________________
DDTEXVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2015, 03:47 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
73shark's Avatar
 
2011 Interstate Coach
Overland Park , Kansas
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,748
Are you sure it is self-defrosting?
__________________
Glass half full or half empty to an engineer is the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

PM me for sale info on my 2011. SOLD!
Upfitted Transit 350 sitting in driveway.
73shark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2015, 08:21 PM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Binghamton, New York , New York
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 7
Wet Fridge

First thing, complain to Airstream. However, there should be a panel switch near the unit that expels excess heat and moisture through a side vent in the unit. Turn it on and leave it on - or leave it on when you are stationary.
__________________
Pursuit 97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2015, 08:26 PM   #7
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pursuit 97 View Post
First thing, complain to Airstream. However, there should be a panel switch near the unit that expels excess heat and moisture through a side vent in the unit. Turn it on and leave it on - or leave it on when you are stationary.
I don't think the all-electric Nova Kool refrigerators in the Interstates have a switch like that. Mine has exactly one control, a dial on the back wall of the fridge for setting the temperature.
__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2015, 09:14 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
73shark's Avatar
 
2011 Interstate Coach
Overland Park , Kansas
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,748
I can't tell from the pics of the Grand Tour but it almost appears the frig and freezer are stacked units but there would still need a connection between the two in order to cool the frig unit. But I doubt there's an auto defrost on the freezer. Just wouldn't be very efficient.
__________________
Glass half full or half empty to an engineer is the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

PM me for sale info on my 2011. SOLD!
Upfitted Transit 350 sitting in driveway.
73shark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2015, 10:05 PM   #9
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,313
Quote:
Originally Posted by 73shark View Post
it almost appears the frig and freezer are stacked units but there would still need a connection between the two in order to cool the frig unit.
Not necessarily. Nova Kool makes freezer-only and refrigerator-only models, so they don't have to be interconnected at all.
our line up

But I'm not an expert on the Grand Tour installed systems, so I don't know for sure.
__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2015, 10:15 PM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
Wolf Alaska's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Madison , Alabama
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 154
Images: 7
I have a Norc old 110/12 V refer in our motorcoach that works exactly this way. No A/S fault in this case. It takes days or weeks for the refer to build up much frost. At the end of a trip, when you turn the refer off, the frost melts. Empty the catch pan or blot it. Put towels in the freezer & wipe all sides of the freezer box, it will all be wet. If you don't do this you will have left a lot of moisture in your refer. It will start to stink !
Final ttip: leave the refer door open after drying the water.
Mold likes wet,closed, dark, RV refers.
Let's Roll !
Wolf
__________________
Wolf Alaska
M.S./CFI/IR/ME/CP
FMCA SKP GS GPAA NRA USN (Ret)
Wolf Alaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2015, 11:32 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
73shark's Avatar
 
2011 Interstate Coach
Overland Park , Kansas
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by Protagonist View Post
Not necessarily. Nova Kool makes freezer-only and refrigerator-only models, so they don't have to be interconnected at all.
our line up

But I'm not an expert on the Grand Tour installed systems, so I don't know for sure.
I kind of thought about that with a unit being a refrigerator like in our model and then a separate standalone freezer above it. It's hard to tell from the pictures online though.
__________________

__________________
73shark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
31 ft Airstream; NEW frig, NEW hot water tank, 2 NEW propane tanks, in good cond eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 07-05-2013 08:00 AM
Leaks, Leaks and more leaks Jim in Pima Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 5 12-12-2007 12:23 PM
Leaks, and leaks again danesh Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 16 09-08-2007 09:32 PM
Leaks, leaks, leaks jeffnjen30 Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 8 08-28-2007 12:03 AM
leaks leaks leaks Globie64 Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10 12-31-2005 06:49 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.