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Old 05-07-2015, 04:59 PM   #29
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This is what the condensate drain on a Sport 22 looks like. The water drains into a cup, which rests on the hot coolant tube, and is evaporated by the heat of the tube:


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Old 05-07-2015, 07:38 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
This is what the condensate drain on a Sport 22 looks like. The water drains into a cup, which rests on the hot coolant tube, and is evaporated by the heat of the tube:

Okay, that's similar to mine. Where is the electrical connection the OP was concerned about?

(I see in my prior post I was obviously still thinking about the air conditioner drain... Oops.)

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Old 05-07-2015, 10:57 PM   #31
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I have a 22' Sport and it does not have that evaporator cup. Mine is a 2008. What year trailer and brand refer is the one depicted?
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:16 AM   #32
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There ain't nothin wrong with being safe, especially if it gives you piece of mind. The fact is…most of us have or will make modifications on our Airstreams. I took your heading as tongue and cheek, and there is nothing wrong with a sense of humor either.

I am thinking that most of the folks that are complaining don't have a drain right above an electrical connection. For what it's worth, I don't think I would have designed the drain the way yours was.

I have an alert for you. One time I was at a campground where the polarity was reversed on the electrical outlet. My daughter was barefoot, and when she went to open the door, she got a shock. My trailer has a warning light for when this happens, but it is street side, so I didn't notice it. I can't think of a way to ground the electrical so you won't get a shock when the polarity is reversed, but maybe a buzzer would be better than a light that you can't even see in daylight. Yeah I always check the power hook ups and especially extension cords now.

Hi, this is one reason that I keep a polarity tester plugged into one of my kitchen outlets and check it every time that I plug into shore power, even at home. I also made a polarity tester for testing the power post before plugging my shore cable into it. I also use a Kill-A-Watt.
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